Evalyn Joyce Denard

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Evalyn Joyce Denard, 78, of Bosqueville, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013 at her residence. Graveside services will be 10AM Tuesday, July 16th at Calvary Cemetery in Marlin. Rev. Lester Adams will officiate. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Monday, July 15th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

Evalyn was born July 10, 1935 in Bruceville-Eddy to David Andrew and Bertie Eva (Collier) Bearden. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends, crocheting, Bingo, and games of all kinds.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 23 years, Tommy Denard; her children’s Father, Lewis Canada Sr.; brothers, George Bearden, Walter Bearden, Buster Bearden, and Bill Bearden; and sisters, Norma Able and Dorothy Wetzel.

Survivors include sons, Lewis Canada and wife Mary, David Canada and wife Nancy; daughter, Beverly Byers and husband Thomas; grandchildren, Casey Logan and Ava Canada, Chad and Brandy Alexander, Terrence, Todd and wife Christy, and Rebecca Byers; brother, A. J. Bearden; great grandchildren, Brittney, Ashley and Andy; numerous nieces and nephews; and many special friends.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Providence Hospice, Providence Hospital, EMS and Interim Healthcare.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Providence Hospice.

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  1. Sorry to hear the news

  2. My love and prayers are with you all. Will miss her smiling face.

  3. You knew me all my life, you gave me my first bath with loving care and later on in life I took care of you. I will always cherish all the time we spent together in the year and a half that I stayed with you. I love you so much and I miss you and you will always be in my thoughts just little things make me think of you, like the pineapple cake that I helped you make and freezing out in the garage smoking a cigarette or having coffee together or sneaking in the bathroom in the winter to smoke, the times we went out to eat, or thanksgiving with the family and I cooked almost everything to keep you from doing anything. There are so many great memories that I shared with you and I don’t regret taking time out of my life and away from my family to be there and take care of you. I know there was no blood between us but I will always think of you as my adapted momma. Tell Poppa hello from me and I know you are happy to be there with him and Aunt Normie and Uncle Bob. Until we meet again in heaven I will think of you often. Love you forever Your girl.

  4. Mike & Teri Bearden

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. I’m sure dad was waiting at the gate for her so they can get in some kind of trouble.
    Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

  5. Skeeter Stephenson

    She was a wonderful woman who was a great part of my life when I was younger. I loved her more like an aunt than a 2nd cousin. For those of who do know me I am Elsie’s oldest daughter. Prayers are with the family

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