Evelyn E. Haseltine passed away peacefully on Aug. 15, 2011, surrounded by her family.
Evelyn was born April 20, 1924, to Victor (Vic) and Ethel (Susie) Murphy. She grew up here in Moab, and then moved to San Francisco, Calif., where she met her first husband, Henry Ward. They married in 1945 and had four children – Douglas, Jerald, James, and Sharon. They returned to the Moab area to raise their family, but then, sadly, Henry passed away in November of 1958. Evelyn’s love for the Lord helped her raise her four children on her own. She then remarried to Fred Haseltine in December of 1969. They also made their home in Moab until Fred passed away in June of 1973.
Evelyn had great faith in God and loved music and singing in church; her voice was very beautiful. She always had a heart of great passion for helping others, and was very selfless in her acts. She always put others’ needs before her own. Evelyn positively impacted many people’s lives and will be sorely missed.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Vic and Ethel Murphy; first husband, Henry Ward; second husband, Fred Haseltine; and sister, Lorraine Flowers. She is survived by her children, Douglas Ward, Jerry and Byrdi Ward, Jim and Velda Ward, and Sharon (Ward) and Richard McElhaney, along with 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
There is a memorial fund in honor of Evelyn Haseltine set up at Zions National Bank, where, if you would like, instead of buying flowers you can donate money towards a new sound system to be installed at First Baptist Church of Moab in honor of Evelyn’s passion for music. Evelyn was a member of First Baptist Church since the early 1950s, where she encouraged and ministered to many lives with her incredibly beautiful voice.
The viewing, funeral services, and dinner are to take place at First Baptist Church of Moab, 420 MiVida Drive. A viewing will be held Thursday, Aug. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 19 at 10:30 a.m.
A dinner will be held at First Baptist Church after graveside services are concluded.