Evelyn was born on March 6th, 1945 in Granite Falls, North Carolina.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Lomis “Elizabeth” Annas (Colorado Springs, CO), her father Raymond Hollar (Peoria, IL), her brother Raymond “Troy” Hollar (Peoria, IL), her sister Kay Vivian Frank-Bakke (Brighton, CO), her son Terry Hart (Colorado Springs, CO) and her granddaughter Samantha “Sammie Jo” Hart-Hemric (Denver, CO)   

After moving to Colorado from North Caroline and Illinois, Evelyn married Jay Hart and they had two children, Tony J Hart <Belinda Hart, spouse> and Terry Hart (deceased).  Evelyn has three grandchildren, Samantha “Sammie Jo” Hart-Hemric (deceased) <Don Hemric, spouse>, Sara Lane <Michael Lane, spouse>, and David Buckley. She also has four great-grandchildren, Cash Lane, Maverick Lane, Dean Hemric and Lena Lane.  She has many other family members, too numerous to be named.

Evelyn was married to Jay for 58 years. During their marriage, they enjoyed camping, fishing, ranching and their greatest priority was raising their son Tony.  They also raised several other children during their years together, once again showing her love for others.

Evelyn was very talented. She enjoyed crafting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, tri-chem and her specialty was ceramics. She was a fabulous cook, a tremendous baker and she canned her own fruit and vegetables.  She gifted so many items to everyone. There was nothing she couldn’t accomplish when she set out to master it. 

In January of 2022, Evelyn received tragic news. She was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer that had already metastasized into the bile duct.  During the last year of her life, Evelyn battled the cancer with such strength, courage and perseverance.  Although she fought so very hard, the cancer progressed very rapidly.  Even during her battle, Evelyn continued to care for others and help when someone was in need. She was truly a blessing to all that knew her, as she had a heart of gold, and the spirit and love of an angel. All that knew her were blessed.      

Evelyn journeyed home to heaven peacefully from her home in Calhan, Colorado on December 5th, 2022 with her family by her side.

Following Evelyn’s wishes, in lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks that you plant a tree or a plant in her name. Evelyn asked that everyone should take the time to show care to someone in need.  Whether it be a hug, a call, a text or email, a meal, or even just a card or note.  Just taking that extra moment to show others that you love them, that you care about them, that you acknowledge their efforts, that you think of them and they are not forgotten, and they matter to you.  To be there for someone, one step at a time.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Evelyn on Thursday, January 5th, 2023 commencing at 2:00 pm.  It will be held at The Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, located at 975 South Union, Colorado Springs. (across from The Shrine of Remembrance facility.)  The family hopes you will join us to celebrate the wonderful life she lived.

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  1. Uncle Jay & Cousin Tony –
    I am so sorry for this pain you now must endure.

    We were not originally made to deal with these types of emotions – it is not part of our DNA.
    God sees and cares about your pain and to know that he is aware of every tear you shed but has already made many promises to stop all this pain and suffering soon. Death will no longer be something that we know at the time of birth, will be a result of life in this system of things. (REVELATION 21:3-5)
    Jesus taught his disciples and his followers to pray for the real solution to the problems we all face. (MATTHEW 6:9-10) God’s Kingdom – Jesus knew and believed this and he was willing to die himself for this hope and promise. (JOHN 3:16)

    Jehovah God had his own first-born son, Jesus Christ, be allowed die and accept that ransom price – to give you hope.
    HE himself was willing to suffer for a moment in time the temporary loss of HIS son Jesus, to give you something – hope and a better life to what he originally intended. (PSALMS 37:10-11; JEREMIAH 29:11-12)

    These words that God has preserved for us in the bible, have given me much hope – something to look forward to – seeing ALL our loved ones again in the new world that Jehovah God has promised. HE, unlike humans, cannot go back on HIS promises or fail to bring them forth.

    We can name many lost loved ones – but Auntie……. I will truly be overjoyed to see and hear her laugh again.
    I dont have my original inch worm I made with Auntie when I was young doing the ceramics, but my grandson heard the story of me making me one and made me one to remind me of my time with dear Auntie. So precious.
    Her wonderful strawberry-rhubarb jam and pecan pie are some of my favorite things she made. I remember sitting with her in the kitchen of the old house in the early mornings with the fire warming our toes, while others were headed out for chores. Just chatting about mundane things, but it was her warm tone that made you feel so safe and loved.

    Please know although I cannot be there, I am very near in my heart.

    I love you both very much!
    Valarie Frank

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