Evelyn Daphine Boling Owens, 97, of Pendleton, SC passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital Downtown Greenville. She was born in Greenville, SC to her parents, late Fredrick James Boling and Lena Mae Upchurch Boling.
Evelyn is survived by her children Wayne Thomas Owens, Sheridan Owens Knight (Roger), Larry David Owens all from Pendleton, SC; sister, Elizabeth Boling, Forister, Ward, Yellis of Greenville, SC; brother, Thomas Fred Boling (Carolyn) of Pendleton, SC; grandchildren, Stacey Lon Knight, Thomas Ray Owens, (Angela), Chad Ashley Knight (Kathy), Tammy Owens Pruett (Thomas), Timothy David Owens (Lynn); fifteen great grand children, and one great great grand child.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years Thomas George Owens.
Ms. Owens assembled with The Church of Christ in the Berea area of Greenville, SC for worship regularly. She loved, cared for and helped others when she could. She graduated from Welcome High School in 1941 as valedictorian. She used her knowledge to teach and help others learn. Evelyn went to work for Southern Bell May 29, 1941 and retired December 23, 1983 at the age of 60 with about 35 years cumulative service. She had resigned in the earlier years to care for her children and then returned to work becoming a supervisor with the company. Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend that will be missed very much.
The burial will take place Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:30 am at Graceland West Memorial Park.
A graveside memorial service will be at Graceland West Cemetery, October 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm.