Evelyn was born on March 14, 1926, in Nibbe, Montana, to Frank and Lola Fisher. She was the third of four children. Evelyn grew up on the family ranch and graduated from Worden High School.
She met and married Wilsey Barrett, who was working on ranches in the area. They were married on Nov. 30, 1946. They worked on various ranches in Montana and Wyoming.
The couple had two sons, James Albert and Frank Ronald. They moved to Powell, and Evelyn worked in several local restaurants and cleaned homes. When they were on the LU Ranch, she baked bread and homemade pies everyday. She prepared three big meals each day for everyone on the ranch. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and making big family dinners. Everything was always homemade. She was famous in her family for her homemade candies and would literally make gallons of it to share.
Evelyn made quilts for all of her grandchildren and loved to crochet. She taught her grandchildren to play pinochle and many fun times were spent playing after a big Sunday dinner. Evelyn was always there to cheer on her grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews in their activities.
Her family was her greatest pride and joy.
Evelyn raised a beautiful garden and flowers. She liked to share produce and loved exhibiting her flowers at the county fair. Evelyn loved fishing — whether in a boat or from the bank. It wasn’t very often that anyone caught more fish than she did.
She was a member of the New Life Church in Powell.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; sister Virginia Vrana; brothers Stan Fisher and Bill Fisher; and her husband, Wilsey Barrett.
She is survived by her two sons, Jim (Linda) Barrett of Ralston and Frank (Gaye) Barrett of Powell. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Jody Yetter of Casper, Jacque Harvey of Billings, Rocky (Tiffany) Barrett of Las Vegas, Brady (Paige) Barrett of Auburn, Evee (Landon) Greer of Cody and Teecee Barrett of Powell. She also was the proud grandmother of 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m. at Thompson Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.