Evelyn Flamm

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Evelyn Flamm, 87, of Bruneau, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008.

A graveside service will be held for the family at Taylor Cemetery on Aug. 31 in Alder, Mont.

Evelyn was born on Jan. 2, 1921, to Gus Hanig and Mae Hanley in Taylor's Ridge, Ohio. Her father nicknamed her "Jimmy" and that stuck with her throughout her life. After her father was incapacitated by a coal mining accident, Mae moved herself and her two daughters to Roundup, Mont. Mae was a mail-order bride and it was there that the girls met their future stepdad, Tom Sterner.

After high school, Evelyn attended Billings Business School. Later, she met her future husband, Fay Flamm of Huntley, on a blind date. During World War II Fay was in the Navy and Evelyn was the chief telephone operator at Farragut, Idaho. Afterwards, they moved to Seattle where their son, Norman Ross, was born.

After several moves, Fay and Evelyn ended up in Augusta, Mont., where a daughter, Connie, was born. There Evelyn was involved in the American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star and the PTA. "Her best memories and happiest days were here amongst her friends," her family said.

After another move back to Seattle, they retired in 1983 to Bruneau to be closer to family.

Evelyn is survived by: her son, Norman, and his wife, Becky Flamm, of Sheridan, Mont.; her daughter, Connie, and her husband, Ron Prow, of Bruneau; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fay, and her sister Ernestine and her husband, Bob Neal of Sheridan, Mont.