Evelyn Arquette

June 25, 1918October 20, 2012

Evelyn M. Arquette, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend was called to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the age of 94. She was born June 25, 1918 in Eaton Rapids, Michigan to Alfred and Jennie Hilliard.

On August 25, 1944 Evelyn married Harry E. Arquette. She worked as “Rosie-the-Riveter in Detroit during World War II.. They had three children and raised them in Albion.

Evelyn ALWAYS put other people first. She took great joy in helping someone and sharing what she had. A laugh, joke or story was always shared when family and friends gathered around her. Time spent with family was always a celebration. She will be missed by her family and many, many friends.

St. Paul Lutheran Church was her home church, the American Legion Auxiliary Post 55, the National Association of “Rosie-the Riveter” and being an Albion Public Schools teacher aide were important to her. She was active with the American Blinded Veterans Association with her husband, Harry.

The Arquettes were blessed with good health for many years and enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Europe. Attending activities of their 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren brought them great joy.

Evelyn is survivd by her husband of 68 years, Harry. Three children: Mary Jean (Denzil) Bell of Temperance, MI; Carol ( David Sr.) Locke of Albion; and Donald (Molly) Arquette of Estero, FL. Grandchildren: Michelle Locke Buffington of New Mexico; David Locke Jr. of Albion; Matthew Bell of North Carolina; Catherine Kubera of Avon, OH; Erica Schroeder of Jackson and Justin Arquette of Jenison, MI. 12 great grandchildren called her “GG”. One sister Thelma Wayward Shaver of Marshall.

Two sisters, Emily Pettibone and Mildred Schaberg, and her parents preceded her in death

Thank you to Oaklawn Hospital, Home Health Care and Oaklawn Hospice programs for their exceptional care these past 10 weeks.

Evelyn displayed her strength and faith throughout her life and served as an example for many. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Chruch Memorial Fund in memory of Evelyn M. Arquette.

Family and friends may visit at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, MI. 49224 on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Funeral Service will be held at St Paul Lutheran Church, 100 Luther Blvd, Albion, MI on Wednesday, October 24 ,2012 at 11:00A.M. with Pastor Dennis W. Matyas officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Mary Dianich Kaiser

October 26, 2012

Evelyn was a wonderful person, always with a warm smile on her face. My parents enjoyed many good times with the Arquettes, many at the Legion Home. Warm memories will last with our family. God Bless her.

Elaine Bodi

October 22, 2012

Dear Mary Jean and family, After reading about your mother, it sounds like you are very much like her! My guess is that your brother and sister are as well. Please know that I am holding you close in prayer. I pray that her legacy is carried on with lots of jokes and wonderful memories shared and that it brings comfort to your father, you and the rest of your family. Thanks be to God for her life and influence among the people she called family and friends. God's peace friend. Elaine Bodi

canduace cloy

October 22, 2012


my prayers are with you and your family during this time. your mom was a wonderful person. i enjoyed knowing her.

October 22, 2012

Dear Harry and the rest of the Arquette family. I know these are sad times. I always enjoyed seeingHarry and Evelyn at the Legion Dinners and meetings. They always seemed to have intresting things to share with us. I hope that everyone can look past this part of Evelyns life, and remember all the good times that were shared by all. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Frederic Grooms and family.

The Richardson's

October 22, 2012

Harry & family we are so sorry to hear of your great loss! Evelyn was a great lady who brought everyone together and an inspiration for so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kevin, Amy, Gary & Grant

Fran & Ken Gill

October 22, 2012

Dear Harry and family: We are so sorry to hear about Evelyn, she was a wonderful woman and we were glad to have know her. We are also sorry we could not be with you as we are already in Florida for the winter. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Fran & Ken Gill

Justin Arquette and family

October 21, 2012

Wow, what a long beautiful life you had. Thanks for all the wonderful memories and for being such a great grandma.

Matthew, Laura, Madison & Brycen Martin

October 21, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.