Evelyn Lynette (Roark) Armour, 73, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday morning, February 17, 2021, at her home in Decatur, Texas. She had been suffering from late-stage dementia for several months.
She was born on December 27, 1947, in Many, Louisiana, to the late James (Jay) Roark and the late Aylean Leach Roark. Evelyn was the third of six children: Shelton, Merilyn, Tommy, Phillip, and Richard. She graduated from Many High School in Many, Louisiana. Evelyn met her husband Robert (Bob) William Armour while they were both attending Northwestern State University in Nachitoches, Louisiana. Bob and Evelyn were united in marriage August 24, 1968. She loved to spend time with her family, paint, and travel the country as a U.S. Air Force wife for over twenty years. Evelyn was a loving, caring, and devoted wife to her husband Bob for 53 years and mother to her children Renee, Robert, and Ashley.
Evelyn was preceded in death by both of her parents, Jay and Aylean Leach Roark, her brother, Tommy Roark and his wife Pam Roark.
Those left behind to cherish Evelyn’s memory include her husband, Bob Armour and her three children: Renee Erickson, Robert Armour II and wife Stacy, Ashley Grunewald and husband Dan. Evelyn was grandmother (Mimi) to 5 grandchildren: Emmie Erickson, Cabot Erickson, Reagan Armour, Brooklyn Armour, and Hudson Armour. She is also survived by her siblings: Shelton Roark and wife Rita, Marilyn and Norman Booker II, Phillip and wife Debbie Roark, Richard and Donna Roark.
Funeral Service for Evelyn is 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Interment to immediately follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur, Texas.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to be made in Evelyn’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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