Evelyn Irene Arnett

December 15, 1920January 4, 2020

Evelyn Irene Arnett (Boneck) passed away at home peacefully on January 4th, 2020.

Evelyn was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was born on December 15th, 1920 in Marathon County, Wisconsin. Evelyn and her loving husband of over 60 years, Ira W. Arnett, shared their lives with their 5 children. They enjoyed gardening together, welcoming numerous foster children into their home throughout the years, and traveling the world together. Their most cherished trip was their visit to the Holy Land. She took every opportunity she had to share her strong faith in God and testimony with family, friends, and strangers. Evelyn enjoyed writing poetry, baking, and was tough to beat at a game of Scrabble. Her sweet laugh and colorful story telling will truly be missed.

Special thank you to Janice Rae Johnson (Arnett) her devoted daughter, who took care of her and held her hand when she entered her home in the glory land. Another special thank you to Heart to Heart Hospice of Tyler, Texas.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Interment Friday, January 10, 2020


Evelyn Irene Arnett

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Yvonne Humphrey

January 10, 2020

I loved coming to sit with you and watching the old movies on TV and you asking me if I was happy with my life. The way you listened when I cried and the advice you gave me on how to handle everyone was spot on! I love you Grandma and will miss you very much!

Kelli Samson

January 10, 2020

Due to living across the street from Evelyn's daughter and one of my closest friends, Irene, my hubby and I were introduced to Evelyn early on. We always looked forward to coffee time whenever Evelyn visited. She was cheery, fun to talk to, and she accepted our friendship without delay. She came to Houston with her sweet little pooch, Lucky, in her arms, a smile on her face, and a lot of caring family all around her. RIP sweet Evelyn, and please give my Irene a kiss for me.

Gloria Whitchurch

January 9, 2020

I was one of the foster girls that Evelyn and Ira shared their home with. They shared more than a house- they made me one of the family, included and a part of. Evelyn's love for God and belief in the good within us changed my life forever,

I was truly blessed to have had the opportunity to share in her and Ira's life, and be included in the family.

One of our most laughed at memories was about green beans! They had picked the 1st picking of the season, and passed the dish around. I always figured there was more in the kitchen, and as green beans were my favorite- I, ahhh, snagged a sizable part of them! We laughed for years!

I love you, Evelyn. Thank you for my life. Forever with you, Gloria Whitchurch.

Caitlin Singleton

January 9, 2020

Sending all of my love and prayers to the Arnett family! God must be smiling knowing that he has gained another beautiful angel!

Joseph Speth

January 9, 2020

I knew Evelyn for 61 years of my life. We had our ups and downs, but more ups than downs. She always called me "Son" and I always called her "Mom" We had so many fun times sharing trips together,traveling, and visiting one another. I loved her like a Mother.

Jolene Betancourt

January 9, 2020

Where does a Granddaughter begin ... when I was little I would spend the night at my Grandma's and on Sunday morning I would crawl into bed between her and Grandpa and we would read the comics in the Sunday paper. Grandma taught me how to can jelly when I was 8 yrs old and I saved one of the jars for years as a memory of that day. She taught me house cleaning tricks I still use to this day. She taught me to prepare mouth watering Salmon Steaks. I once went to visit her and what was going to be a 3 day visit turned into a 10 day visit, I didnt wanna leave we were having so much fun. We would call one another almost daily for many years, and talk and laugh. We even watched tv over the phone together once when a Little House On The Prarie Marathon was on. Grandma loved my chocolate chip cookies and I always made her a batch before I left. I will miss my Grandma very much, however I am blessed beyond belief of the wonderfully close relationship we shared. How Lucky Am I To Have Something That Makes Saying Goodbye So Hard . . . WTP I Love You Grandma xox Until We Meet Again xox All My Love and Giggles xox Jolene xox

Vince Turner

January 9, 2020

One of the first times that I ever visited, and planned on spending the night at Grandma Arnett's house was the smell of food, as soon as you walk through the door. ( then I soon learned over the years that every time you walk through the door you smelled food, with all the trimmings) But this was my very first time and I believe she had smothered pork chops mashed potatoes green beans and something that I had never eaten before and didn't think I even liked.

Grandma Arnett asked me if I wanted to try her homemade pickled beets ( my first thought was, I hate beets and I bet I hate pickled beets even more) naturally I said yes ma'am I would love to try them. Now every time I go out to eat to any place that has pickled beets, I have them and I think of Grandma Arnett. She was a wonderful kind and loving woman and will truly be missed!

Bradley Bodeman

January 8, 2020

Jan and I took her to Cancun with us when she was a spy 78 year old and she was bound and determined to lay out on the beach with us and she did! We had a ball!