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.