February 7, 1931 - May 1, 2017
Born in Keene, New Hampshire
Resided in Salinas, CA
Evelyn graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in History, where she treasured membership in her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta.
After college, she set out for California, first settling in Carmel and teaching 2nd grade in Castroville. She lived the past 43 years in Salinas, moving here when the family bought Clow Seed Co, now Sutton Ag Enterprises. In addition to the family business, Evelyn was devoted to her volunteer work for the Service League at Salinas Valley Memorial, accepting leadership roles and serving as the organization's president in 1984.
Evelyn's family was the focus and the highlight of her life. Her husband, John Sutton, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Bob Sutton (Bunny), Diane deLorimier, Gale Sutton, her stepson, Art Sutton (Lal), expansive extended family, and her loving caregiver, Diane Echols. She was "Yiayia" to her seven grandchildren, Carl, Grant, Claire, Joseph, Jessica, Daniel & Nate.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, May 8, 2017 at 12:00p.m. at Struve & Laporte Funeral Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Followed by Entombment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA. 93907.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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