Evelyn L. (Lester) Powers

Evelyn L. (Lester) Powers

MADISON-Evelyn L. (Lester) Powers, age 93, a resident of Harmony Assisted Living Center since July 2005, died on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. She will now spend eternity with her husband, Earl, who died on Aug. 24, 2000. She was born on March 10, 1919, in rural Crawford County, the daughter of David and Kitty (Taft) Lester. Evelyn married Earl K. Powers on Jan. 12, 1938. Evelyn and Earl were charter members of the Madison Jazz Society.

She is survived by her daughter, Lorella (Tom) Bidwell of Sheboygan; sons, Bruce (Mary Knutson) of Dodgeville and Brian Powers of Madison; granddaughters, Jennifer (Todd) Wolpert and Karen (Rob) Hinz; grandsons, Reed (Linda) Powers and Dean Powers; nine great-grandchildren; two great-grandbabies that will be born in October and February; three step-grandsons; four step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-granddaughters; many nieces and nephews, especially Beverly Grove; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; a stillborn daughter; five brothers; and two sisters.

In accordance with Evelyn’s wishes, she will be cremated and there will be no visitation or services. A special thanks to Harmony Assisted Living Center and Agrace HospiceCare, especially Kelly Clark and Amber Ramsey, for their loving care. Memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare.