Evelyn S. Croft


(Feb. 11, 2007)

Funeral services for Evelyn Sessions Croft of Powell will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Seventh Street LDS Church.

She died Sunday, Feb. 11 at her Powell home at the age of 85.

She was born Aug. 23, 1921, at Byron, daughter of Alvin Aytch Sessions and Gladdys (Cowley) Sessions. She completed a high school education and married Robert C. Croft in Lovell on Nov. 2, 1941. They lived and farmed at Deaver and Powell.

Evelyn was a member of Star Community Club and Powell Valley Riding Club, as well as the LDS Church. She devoted herself to her family and enjoyed gardening and working outdoors with her husband, Bob.

Survivors include her husband, Robert C. Croft of Powell; two sons, Bob Croft (Rena) of Lovell and Bill Croft (Kathy) of Riverton; three daughters, Marlene (Lynn) Sorensen of Garland, Utah, Betty Ilg of Mountain View and Gaye (Frank) Barrett of Powell; four sisters, Jennie Nash of Byron, Lavon Castro and Leona Foulk, both of Greybull and Wilma (Mike) Haratyk of Boise, Idaho; a sister-in-law Velma Sessions of Clarkston, Wash.; 28 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Howard; and a grandson.

Bishop Dennis Schiermeister will officiate at Saturday services. Burial will be in the Byron Cemetery, with arrangements by Thompson Funeral Home. Viewing will be at 9 a.m. ahead of services.