She was born in Emblem on Jan. 22, 1932, to Martin and Ella Blank Werbelow, the seventh of 14 children. She was baptized as an infant at Zion Lutheran Church in Emblem and confirmed in the same church in 1946.
Evelyn attended public school in Emblem and graduated from Greybull High School in 1952. She then went to work for Mountain Bell in Basin as a telephone operator.
On June 21, 1953, she married Homer W. Ellison at Zion Lutheran Church in Emblem, and together they had three daughters, Annette, Diane and Debbie. Evelyn spent the early part of her married life raising her children at home and later cleaned houses for several Worland families.
Evelyn enjoyed many simple things in life including square dancing, crafts, crocheting, sewing, quilting, working in her garden, volunteering at her daughter’s classroom at Westside in Powell and taking care of friends and family. The majority of her spare time was spent with her children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.
Evelyn touched the lives of many individuals and she will forever be remembered for her creativity, love of flowers, and her sense of humor.
She is preceded in death by her husband Homer Ellison; parents Martin and Ella Werbelow; brothers Frank, Melvin, and Elmer Werbelow; and sister Irma Olbricht.
She is survived by her daughters, Annette Ambrosino (Bernard), Diane Hensman (Mark) and Debbie Donnell (Tim); sisters, Doris Schmidt, Gladys Behneman, Luella Henderson, Jean Werbelow and Mary Shepard; brothers, Joe, George, Clarence, and Leroy Werbelow; grandchildren, Tyler and Ben Ambrosino, Heather Hensman, Scott and John Donnell, as well as many, many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Powell, 223 E. Fifth St. A viewing will precede the service at 8 a.m. Graveside services will be held in Worland after the service.
Memorial donations in Evelyn’s name may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.thompsonfuneral.net or to P.O. Box 807, Powell, WY, 82435.