Evelyn Yolanda Smales
August 26, 1927 - December 24, 2018
On December 24, 2018 Evelyn (Evie) Smales went to be with our Lord. Dianne, her only daughter and her husband, Mike were with her when she passed away at Adventist Health Hospital in Hanford. Evie was born in Yerington, NV on August 26, 1927. Her mother, Yola Romani married Joseph Nardi on August 26, 1926 and had Evelyn 1 year later. Evie also had a younger brother, Robert, who was born in 1942 and passed away in 1980.
Before WWII Evie had met Roy Smales and when he returned from the war they reconnected in 1948 and were married in February 1948 in Hawthorne, NV. Daughter Dianne was born a year later. Roy and Evie lived in Hawthorne until 1962, and then relocated to San Diego, CA. for better employment. They remained there until May 2004, when they moved to Lemoore to be with their daughter & family. Roy & Evie quickly made everlasting friends and became involve at St. Peter's Catholic Church. On November 1, 2013 Roy passed away after a lengthy illness, and after 65 years of marriage. With the love of her life gone, Evie moved into The Remington Retirement Home. She enjoyed her new life and meeting new friends and remained there until her passing. Evie will be fondly remembered by all who know her, as a woman of faith, family and true friendship. She loved people, was kind hearted, giving and the first person to give you a card for any occasion!
Evie is survived by daughter Dianne, and son-in-law Michael; grandsons Eric, David and wife Delayni (Vierra); great grandchildren Joseph, Michael, Gavin and Marlie Rose. Her family would like to thank all those who have been part of her journey until her passing: The staff and caregivers at The Remington, the staff at Hanford Post Acute, the nurses, ER nurses, Dr. Richard Ellsworth and Nurse Anesthetist Wynn Allen at Adventist Health Hospital, Fr. Isaque Meneses and countless family and friends who visited and prayed for and with her in her last days.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Peters Catholic Church on Thursday, January 10 at 10:00 A.M., 740 N Lemoore Ave. Remembrances may be sent to St. Peters Catholic Church Improvement Fund or to M.I.Q School, 884 N Lemoore Ave. Arrangements and services entrusted to Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel, 420 W. D Street, Lemoore, CA 93245.