Evelyn Puder

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Evelyn Kay Puder, 69, of Twin Falls, died Oct. 4, 2008. in Mountain Home, following a year-long battle with cancer.

Memorial services were held Friday, Oct.10, at Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home in Twin Falls.

Evelyn was born on Aug. 3, 1939, in Aurora, Iowa, to Harry and Dora (Butterfield) Fairchild.

She married Donald Puder on June 9, 1957. They lived in Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, California, Oregon, Hawaii and Idaho.

Evelyn was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Twin Falls and worked at the Senior Citizens Center in Filer. She enjoyed sewing, needlework, gardening and was "a great caregiver," her family said. "Her outgoing personality and cheerfulness touched many people. She never hesitated to go out of her way to help someone in need. She will be deeply missed."

She is survived by: her husband, Don Puder of Twin Falls; daughters Carol (Jim) Steelsmith of Mountain Home, Cheryl (Mark) Marks of Twin Falls; Tina (Mike) Dingman of Twin Falls and Donna (Jeff) Jacobsen of Twin Falls; sons Jim Puder of Vernal, Utah, and John Puder of Twin Falls; brothers Willard Fairchild, Vernon Fairchild, Richard Fairchild, Maurice Barnes and Murwin Barnes; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a granddaughter.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com.