The funeral service will be held Thursday, March 6, at 1 p.m. at Ballard Funeral Home, located at 636 19th St. in Cody. The Rev. Dr. Randy Leisey of Spirit Mountain Hospice will be officiating. Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on March 6 at Ballard Funeral Home. Burial will follow the funeral services at Riverside Cemetery.
Evelyn was born in Fromberg, Mont., on May 12, 1931. She and her family moved to Bridger, Mont., when Evelyn was 6 years old. They lived there with her paternal grandfather until they moved to Lovell, where her dad, John Muller, took up farming.
She met Don Hicks Sr. at the Ishoowa Dance Hall up the South Fork on March 5, 1950. Don told his mother that night that he was going to marry Evelyn. Evelyn and Don married 11 days later on March 16, 1950, in Billings, Mont.; they were married almost 64 years.
Evelyn had her own cleaning business right up to 2013. She loved feeding and taking care of other people. She made the best homemade bread, cakes, pies and cookies and was always sending care packages out to friends and family.
She enjoyed sewing, making quilts, baking, cooking, her flowers, and enjoyed her Siamese cat, Prissy. Her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her life.
Evelyn is survived by her husband Don P. Hicks; children Don E. (Luann) Hicks, Jay R. (Janice) Hicks, Mike K. Hicks and Kathy M. Hicks; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by four brothers and two sisters, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, John J. Muller, mother Hazel M. Muller, sisters Lillain M. Hume, Peggy J. Pace, June O. Neisses, and Marion L. Althoff; and brother Dale E. Muller.
Memorial donations may be made in Evelyn’s name to the Park County Humane Society and the Spirit Mountain Hospice in Cody.
A memorial page is available at www.ballardfh.com.