June 3, 1921 – July 28, 2015 A Celebration of Life honoring Evelyn Juanita Reneau will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Mullican-Little Chapel in Bells/Savoy, Texas. Tom Melugin and Jeramie Sweet, minister at the Savoy Church of Christ, will conduct the service. Interment will follow at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Savoy. Evelyn went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2015. She passed away at the Mullican Care Center in Savoy at the age of 94, surrounded by her loving family. Evelyn “Grandma” was born on June 3, 1921 in Harlan, Iowa to Fred and Tilla Blair. Evelyn grew up in Harlan, Iowa and spent much of her time with her good friend Jean Alice, where you could often find them at the local skating rink. She graduated from Harlan High School, and began a career as a telephone operator.
After saving up some money while working at the telephone company, Evelyn decided to take a trip to visit friends in Washington and California. While in Arcata, California, Evelyn took a job at a laundry cleaning business. This business was located near a Navy base, and she soon met John D Reneau when he brought his Navy uniform in to be cleaned.
John and Evelyn were married on June 20, 1944 in Arcata, California.
For a brief time, Evelyn and John moved back to Harlan, Iowa before deciding to move to Texas where John was originally from. They lived in West Texas for several years before settling in Savoy where she has lived for the past 60 years. Evelyn has been loved by many friends and her family. She enjoyed going to local county music shows and taking trips to Branson, Missouri. She loved to crochet and made many afghans for all of her family. She was a member of the Savoy Church of Christ. Evelyn was always very proud of her family, and loved visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by daughter Cheryl Young and husband Larry of Savoy, TX. Grandchildren Teri Elk and husband Steve, Michelle Johnson and husband Lance, and Justin Young, all of Savoy, TX. Great-Grandchildren Jared and Derek Elk, Hailey and Hayden Johnson, and Austin Young.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son Roger D Reneau, Husband John D Reneau, and Brothers Marvin Blair and Rex Blair.
Those serving as Pallbearers are her Great Grandsons: Jared Elk, Derek Elk, Hayden Johnson and Austin Young also Grandsons-in-law: Steve Elk and Lance Johnson.
Family visitation will be Thursday, July 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mullican-Little Funeral Home in Bells, TX.
Special thanks to the caregivers at the Mullican Care Center and Heart to Heart Hospice.