OBITUARY

Evelyn M. Cousin

February 1, 1929February 1, 2019
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Evelyn Cecilia Martinez Cousin, age 90, was called home to be with our Lord in eternal glory on Friday, February 1, 2019. Mom was born in Manhattan, NY on February 1, 1929 to Annastasia Oquendo Martinez of Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico (deceased) and Luis Martinez of Carolina, Puerto Rico (deceased). Graduating from Morris High School, Bronx, NY, she enrolled in the nursing program at Manhattan State Hospital. She would marry Ivan Shields (deceased) and have a daughter, Cecilia. Mom relocated to Southern California for warmer weather. She worked as a nurse at Cedar Sinai Hospital. She would meet and marry Frederick A. Reynolds (deceased) and have a son, David. Later in life mom moved to Riverside, California where she received her Associates Degree from Riverside Community College. She would give of herself tirelessly to the community; teaching and mentoring countless children and guiding many parents. Mom retired as a teacher from Riverside Unified School District. She was an avid reader and an active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Riverside, California and Catholic Church of St. Ann in Marietta, Georgia, serving on many committees. She was an amazing woman with an infectious smile who was dedicated to her family. In her spare time, mom enjoyed movies, bowling, cooking, sewing-knitting, traveling, and a good book; she was a great singer. Mom loved playing cards and dominoes with her best friend, Lennie. She enjoyed 45 happy years with her husband, TSGT Paul H. Cousin (deceased); a sister, Providencia Poole (deceased) and a brother Luis Martinez, JR. She leaves to cherish her memory six children; Cecilia Martinez-Shields, David L. Reynolds (deceased), Paula (Cousin) Marti, Paul Cousin, Janine Cousin and Janet Cousin. Thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great- grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends. We love you mom, we salute you, job well done! The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 5 pm until 8 pm at HM Patterson & Son-Canton Hill Chapel. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 11:00 am at Catholic Church of St. Ann. Repast immediately following the service. For we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:7

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Evelyn M. Cousin

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Cathy Chavez

February 13, 2019

RIP mama Cousin a heart pure of love and god's gift to everyone she touched RIP.

Renard Prather

February 12, 2019

Ma, everytime I excercise, i will think of you. Tai-Chi will never be the same.
Whenever Blue Bloods comes on the TV, I will reflect on the fond memories of you trying to explain to me who they were and what they did.
You are forever in my heart and soul, I will love you always and call on you whenever i just need to smile.

Paula M

February 11, 2019

I love you and miss you tremendously.

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