In memory of

Evelyn Stokes, age 92 of Lincoln

March 31, 1927 – August 24, 2019

Evelyn Hight Stokes, 92, passed away in Missoula, MT at St. Patricks Hospital on August 24, 2019 with her daughter at her side.  Evelyn (Jonnie to friends and family) was born on March 31, 1927 in Gallup, NM to John George Hight and Beatrice Colton.  She was the third of four children which included her brother George and sisters Peggy and Beatrice.  After graduation from the University of Albuquerque, Evelyn became a Physical Education instructor, first at Fort Sumner, NM and then in Los Alamos, NM.  Her students loved her and dedicated the 1953 La Loma yearbook in her honor.  She met Richard Stokes in Los Alamos and they married on December 28, 1956.  She is survived by her husband, Richard and two children, Grant Stokes (Ann) and Laura Burns (Jerry) and four grandchildren:  Margo, Garrett, Eliza and Ellen all by whom she was beloved every day of her life.  She spent the final six years of her life with Richard in Lincoln, MT.  Her kind spirit and gentle acceptance of all of life’s joys and hardships touched all of those around her.  At her request no formal service will be held.


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  1. Barbara Hahn says

    Condolences from the Hahn family in Albuquerque to Richard, Grant and Laura and their families. Laura and my daughter Valerie were friends in school so I saw Jonnie often and had many conversations of life in early Los Alamos and funny stories about life in secluded community. Jonnie always greeted you with a big smile and was just a lovely person.

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