February 28, 1930 – January 17, 2012
EVELYN FLEENOR AIKMAN Teacher, Artist
On Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in Louisville, Georgia. Longtime resident of the Washington, DC area; beloved widow of Edward Aikman; loving mother of Helen Aikman; Laura Aikman; and Amy Nina Potter Aikman; devoted grandmother of Birchie Whitman; Hayter Whitman; Sacha Potter; Tristan Potter; and Alexander Chechik-Aikman. Grew up in Abingdon, Virginia. Graduated from the University of Tennessee. Enjoyed a long career teaching young children, first at the National Child Research Center in Washington and then at Norwood Parish School and National Presbyterian School. Traveled and exhibited widely as a photographer. Private interment at Rock Creek Cemetery on Monday, January 23. Reception and celebration at Joseph Gawler's Sons Funeral Home. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to the Louisville Food Pantry, c/o Ms. Mary Caran, 407 Sinquefield Circle, Louisville, GA 30434.
Arrangements under the direction of Joseph Gawler's Sons Inc., Washington, DC.
- Graveside Service Monday, January 23, 2012
- Memorial Service Monday, January 23, 2012
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January 30, 2012
Mrs. Aikman was a wonderful teacher who really knew how to connect with young children. She has held a warm spot in my heart since I was a lad. I'll never forget how she would build Jericho out of wooden blocks, one of which, unbeknownst to us, had a string wrapped around it, so at the appropriate time in the accompanying story, she could yank the string and have the walls come tumbling down. Wow--what an impression that made! She always remembered me and my parents when we visited her classroom in later years, and we loved her. Though I mourn for your loss, and rejoice that she is now in the presence of our Lord and Savior.
January 29, 2012
When our son David at age five showed up in Kindergarten at NPS with his new glasses Mrs. Aikman quickly whipped up a pipe stem glasses project for everyone in the class to help him feel more comfortable. She was an incredible blessing to her students and their parents.
January 20, 2012
We do not have to know a family to have empathy for them when they lose a loved one. I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy for the Aikman family during your time of sorrow. May you find comfort from the God of all comfort who helps us to cope in times of distress. May you also be supported by friends and family.
January 20, 2012
Evelyn was a great friend and mentor. She had a gift of understanding young children and teaching young children in giving them an enriched foundation for life long learning. Her skills of understanding and capturing the best in people and places was also expressed in her artistry as a photogrpaher. I feel fortunate to have known her.