Funeral services for Evelyn Lucille Werbelow Ellison will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Powell (223 E. 5th St.). Evelyn, 81, died Dec. 1 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper from complications from pneumonia.
Evelyn was born Jan. 22, 1932, in Emblem, the seventh of 14 children of Martin and Ella Blank Werbelow. As an infant she was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church, and was confirmed in Zion Lutheran in 1946.
She received her early education in Emblem and graduated from Greybull High School in 1952. After graduating from high school she went to work as a telephone operator for Mountain Bell in Basin.
She married Homer W. Ellison June 21, 1953, at Zion Lutheran Church. The couple had three daughters, Annette, Diane and Debbie. The couple settled in Worland where Evelyn was a stay-at-home mom. She later worked cleaning houses for several families in Worland.
Evelyn enjoyed square dancing, crafting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, working in her garden, volunteering at her daughter’s classroom at Westside in Powell and taking care of friends and family. She touched the lives of many and will be remembered for her creativity, love of flowers and sense of humor.
Her husband Homer Ellison, parents Martin and Ella Werbelow, three brothers Frank, Melvin and Elmer, and one sister, Irma Olbricht preceded Evelyn in death.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Annette and Bernard Ambrosino, Diane and Mark Hensman, and Debbie and Tim Donnell; five sisters, Doris Schmidt, Gladys Behneman, Luella Henderson, Jean Werbelow and Mary Shepard; four brothers, Joe, George, Clarence and Leroy; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held in Worland following the service.
Memorial donations in Evelyn’s name can be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund.