Evelyn Fetters died early May 1, 2001, at her home at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. She was 92. She had been living at Cliffview Assisted Living Center in Kremmling before her move to Steamboat.
Evelyn was a longtime resident of Kremmling. She was born in Berthoud, N.D., in 1909. At the age of 9 months her family moved to Hingham, Mont., where they farmed until she was 9 years old. Then they returned to North Dakota where Evelyn graduated from high school in 1927, rather an uncommon accomplishment for a girl of those days.
She came to visit her sister, Bea Dietrich, and stayed in Kremmling for the rest of her life, working on the ranches of Ted Ritschards, Mike Hinman and others. During this time, she became friends with Jake Fetters, a half-brother of her brother-in-law, Horace Dietrich. Evelyn and Jake were married Aug. 21, 1942. After their marriage, Evelyn worked at the Eastin Hotel for many years, followed by a number of years working at the Kremmling Memorial Hospital, while Jake worked for various ranchers. Jake, a native of Colorado, born in Dillon, died Dec. 28, 1978.
Evelyn is survived by her sisters, Marie Engeland and Mary Hanson of Washington state and their children; a stepdaughter, Wilma; a niece and nephew, Mariene Dietrich Singerman and Bud Dietrich, son and daughter to Bea and Horace Dietrich of Kremmling.
A memorial service is at 10:30 a.m. June 15, 2001, at Kremmling Community Church in Kremmling.
Memorial donations in Evelyn’s name can be made to Cliffview Assisted Living Center or Kremmling Senior Citizens, P.O. Box 1119, Kremmling, 80459.
Schoenfeld Mortuary in Hot Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.
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