Saturday, January 21, 2006

Fellow China Painter Evelyn Loose Dies at 96

NOB HILL--Fellow China painter Evelyn Loose died this week. She was two weeks shy of celebrating her 97th birthday. I was privileged to attend her last birthday party, a picture of which is below. I wrote about her then.(You'll have to scroll down to read it). I am reposting some of it here.

NORTH VALLEY--Evelyn Loose nee Wing was born in 1910. This picture was taken when she was 18. What a beauty. She was voted Best Looking Brunette, Best Looking Blonde, and Best Legs. I wonder how that worked. She is no longer a brunette or a blonde...and I haven't seen her legs, but what a beautiful person (inside and out).

Here is some of today's obituary from the Albuquerque Journal:

LOOSE -- Evelyn Jenny Loose, 96, our beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully at home on January 17, 2006. Evelyn Wing was born in Continental, Ohio on January 30, 1910. She was the fifth of ten children born to William Wing and Myrtle Ault. Evelyn married the love of her life, Norman Loose on September 15, 1928. She and Norman moved west in 1935, lived in El Paso and Carlsbad, and eventually settled in Albuquerque in 1960. Evelyn was a skilled seamstress, cook, artist, flow-blue china collector, and world-class cherry pie baker. She enjoyed poetry and song; her beautiful voice sang songs that her great-grandchildren are still singing today. She was an active member for many years of the Progress Women's Club and the Highland Senior Center china painting group. We will miss her radiant smile, sparkling blue eyes and positive attitude which inspired everyone who met her. Evelyn was a cherished part of our lives.

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