Evelyn C. Aiken, long time resident of Colorado Springs, died peacefully on March 14, 2016. Evelyn was born May 11, 1926 in Nolan County, Texas to William Everett Cooper and Clema Killian Cooper. On May 28, 1954 she married Charles B. “Charlie” Aiken. Shortly after their marriage, Evelyn made her profession of faith in Jesus Christ and Charlie became a Southern Baptist minister. Beginning in 1961 Evelyn and Charlie served in churches in Colorado including Calvary Baptist in Monte Vista, Lynn Gardens Baptist in Pueblo, and Skyway Baptist in Colorado Springs. In 1982 Charlie was appointed Director of Missions for the Pikes Peak Association of Southern Baptist Churches and Evelyn faithfully served with him as his assistant until their retirement in 2000.
Evelyn served as secretary for the churches, taught Sunday School classes, mentored, nurtured, and counseled young adults. She was a mother to all who came near her.
Evelyn was an avid sports fan. She stayed true to her beloved Dallas Cowboys even while residing in Bronco land.
Evelyn and Charlie were married for over sixty years until his death in 2015. Evelyn was also preceded in death by her parents and her siblings: Robert Cooper, Katherine Allen, Nina Overby, Frieda Rushind and Wanda Gantos. She is survived by nieces, nephews and countless friends who will miss her dearly.
Family and friends may honor Evelyn at a viewing at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 East Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs on Monday, March 21, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services for Evelyn will be held at First Southern Baptist Church, 1409 Palmer Park Blvd. in Colorado Springs on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Chaplain Major General (US Army Retired) Doug Carver presiding. There will be a short reception after the services followed by interment next to Charlie at Evergreen Cemetery.