OBITUARY

Mrs. Evelyn Joanne Aker Aker-Koeck

June 25, 1921August 3, 2010

Koeck, Evelyn Joanne Aker. Our beloved mother passed away on August 3, 2010, after a sudden illness. Evelyn was born on June 25,1921, in Yonkers, New York. She was the seventh child of Hannah and Nelson J. Aker. We know that Evelyn has now been joyously reunited with her parents and her faithful husband Duffy. Duffy and Evelyn were married on March 3, 1942, at St. Joseph's Church. She fulfilled her life first as a wife and then as a mother. Evelyn has left her children Joanne, Nelson, and Evan a long legacy of love and countless memories. Likewise, Evelyn has been the proud grandmother of six grandchildren Kimberly, Jay, Will, Robert, Bryan, and Mary Kate. Elise, Claire, Billy, Cassidy Rose, and Arianna Christine will also miss the special companionship of their beautiful great grandmother. Known for her unselfish work as military wife, her tireless effort as an election officer, and her daily parish service at Resurrection Parish, Evelyn will similarly be missed by many genuine friends. A catholic rosary service has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 6, at Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, Az, and a Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, August 7, at 10:00 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, 3201 S. Evergreen St., Tempe, Az. She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Duffy, on Sept 27, 2010, at the Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 7, 2010
REMEMBERING

Mrs. Evelyn Joanne Aker Aker-Koeck

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY

receive updates when new memories are posted

RECEIVE UPDATES
Nelson Koeck

September 8, 2010

Nelson Koeck

September 8, 2010

Nelson Koeck

September 8, 2010

Nelson Koeck

September 8, 2010

Alicia and Don Hawker

August 26, 2010

It was always a pleasure to be with Evelyn. She had interesting stories of her life and was a wonderful cook. She was always there for you and loved celebrating any event with a little party. We watched most of the political debates together, adding our commentary. She was a very rare kind of friend and will be missed very much.

August 20, 2010

My husband and I met Evelyn and Duff when we were stationed in Japan in 1955. I was in a bridge club with Evelyn and six other women. As people left, Evelyn took charge of donations to buy a silver bread tray for the member who was leaving. I think I was one of the last ones to leave as PACAF moved to Hawaii. Communicatrions between the Koecks and us was reduced to once- a- year Christmas notes so we were in touch at a distance. Then, suddenly, in recent years, Evelyn and we became closer due to being online. I always admired Evelyn and Duff for the way they managed everything together from finances to children and the home. They were a great couple and Evelyn stood strong though alone without Duff and lived on as a good example to all. I remember Honey and Nelson as children and Evan as a baby at his christening. I can tell that they are continuing life well as their partents lived. I shall miss "mybricktop" and look forward to a reunion with both Koecks as promised. Marilyn Van Ausdall (Mrs Robert L) andVan

August 16, 2010

Oh, I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Koeck's passing. I remember her fondly as a child at Williams AFB in Gilbert, Arizona; we rode the blue AF school bus with her son, Evan.

She was a sweet and gracious lady; so glad she is now, however, with her longtime sweetheart, Colonel Koeck.

Godspeed, Evelyn! We will meet again someday.

Fondly,

Teri Lee (McBrearty) Graves
Elizabeth, Colorado

Evelyn and James Parla

August 16, 2010

My Aunt Evelyn was born 10 months before me. We were more like sisters, than Aunt and niece.
She was my first playmate and buddy. Wherever she went I went. Whatever she did, I did. We got into mischief and back out of mischief together. She was a person of great spirit, unafraid, adventurous, and fun to be with. She taught me how to swim and to be brave and independent and to value my own self worth.
Every time I think of her it brings a smile and happy memories to me.
She will be in my heart and prayers, forever.
Evelyn and James Parla and family

Bob Parrish

August 9, 2010

Evan we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. The Parrish family.

Tammy Thomas

August 9, 2010

Thank you for sharing your mother with me. She was a wonderful woman! I had the chance to eat one of her Irish breakfast, and suddenly a friendship was created. Evelyn found a name for me and this is how she referred to me from then on. We kept in touch with cards letters, etc. Last Valentine's Day she sent me my very own special valentine which I hold ever so endearing, and I thank you for sharing her with me. Forever grateful, Rebecca from Sunny Brooke Farm AKA Tammy Thomas