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Evelyn Scully

August 21, 1916 — January 30, 2021

Evelyn Eunice Scully, age 104, of Crookston, MN, passed away January 30, 2021 at Villa St. Vincent after a battle with COVID-19.

She was born August 21, 1916 to Cleophas and Delima Bombardier in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota. In 1936, she met John J. Scully, and they were married April 26, 1938. Together they raised a family of two girls and two boys: Carol Jean, John Allen, Mary Evelyn, and Daniel Joseph.

She and John lived at 505 Steenerson Avenue in Crookston until John died in 1998. Soon after that the family residence had to make way for a new Red Lake River dike and Evelyn moved to a small home on South Ash Street.

Evelyn is best described as a fun-loving person. In addition to being a highly praised cook by her family, she was always ready with a song or a dance and was an excellent and happy partner at the card table. She loved to travel, especially with her family, and was a diligent writer, keeping many journals of her trans-Atlantic and domestic adventures for the continuing enjoyment of friends and family. She will long be remembered for her intelligence, her Catholic faith, her kindness; her readiness to laugh, but most of all for the love of her husband, children and grandchildren.

Old age came to Evelyn gracefully. Even though her eyes dimmed and her hearing lessened, she remained vibrant and in daily touch with her children and grandchildren until the very end.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, four sisters: Alice, Leona, Ursula, and Ceciel; and three brothers: Maurice, Harvey and Robert. Also preceding her in death were her son-in-law, John Baird, a great-grandson, Dominic Herkenhoff, and a great-grandson-in-law, Mike Meyer. She is survived by all her children: Carol Baird, John (Sandy) Scully, Mary (Alan) Leiran, and Dan (Kim) Scully. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

A private Mass of Christian Burial for family only will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston with The Very Rev. Vincent Miller, presiding. The Mass will be livestreamed by logging on to shortly before 2:00pm on Thursday, February 4th, 2021, and clicking on funerals burials to view Evelyn’s service. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Crookston.

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