Evelyn R. Umstead Perry, 93

PHOENIX, NY – Evelyn R. Umstead Perry, 93, of Phoenix, NY, passed away on Friday February 24, 2017, at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton.

Evelyn R. Umstead Perry
Evelyn R. Umstead Perry

She was born to her late parents, Eva L. (Pitcher) and Ray A.Quigg on April 1, 1923, in Fulton, NY.

She was a graduate of Phoenix High School, class of 1940.

Many will remember the Phoenix Home Bakery on State Street that Eve and her husband, Dick, opened in 1954 and ran until his death in 1978.

Evelyn skillfully decorated hundreds of cakes and many still have a fond memory of their favorite donut.

She was a member of Phoenix United Methodist Church, Phoenix VFW Post 5540 Auxiliary and for several years volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Food Pantry at Phoenix Nutrition Site.

She enjoyed her time as a tour guide for the Phoenix Senior Citizens Group and crocheting blankets and cancer hats which were then donated to several organizations.

Evelyn was dearly loved and will be missed by her family and many who knew her.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Richard F. Umstead, in 1978; her second husband, William S. Perry, in 1993; two sisters, Lillian V. Gristwood, in 1997, and Letha L. Pelkey in 2013; a brother Donald L. Quigg, in 2007.

Surviving are her three daughters, Nancy J. (Ron) Hardter, Linda S. (Tom) Bowersox and Sandra L. Umstead all of Phoenix; seven grandchildren, Ronald (Becky) Hardter, Richard Hardter (Karen McKay), Laurie (Jeff) Lacey, Kim (Jim) Sutliffe, Kristie (Scott) Shanahan, Stacy Bowersox (Beau Sickler) and Casey (Chris) Ouzts; many great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Monday Feb. 27, from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Sue Acker officiating.

Spring burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery.

Contributions in Lieu of flowers to: Phoenix Area Food Pantry, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix, NY 13135

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