Evelyn Frances (Marshall) Stearns, a long-time resident of Claremont, NH, passed away on October 9, 2021, at 104 years of age at the Vernon Green Nursing Home after a brief illness. Evelyn was born in South Berwick, ME, on March 31st, 1917, to Helen and Perley Marshall. She was predeceased by her four-year-old daughter, Linda.
Evelyn was a 1938 graduate of Nashua Memorial School of Nursing where she earned her R. N. After enlisting in the U.S. Army, Evelyn she was transferred in 1944 to Goodenough Island, part of New Guinea, in the South Pacific where the American army was engaged in operations from January 1943 until the end of the war in 1945. Evelyn was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for her service during World War II and was honorably discharged from the Army Nurse Corps on September 16, 1946, after four years and one month of service.
Evelyn retired from the Valley Regional Hospital in 1982 after 22 years in the operating room, serving as Supervisor for the majority of her tenure. Evelyn’s dedication to her profession is embodied in the following:
“It seems that a hospital, more than any other type of institution, is almost a living organism whose daily work in alleviating suffering and healing the sick is possible only through the interest, industry and devotion to duty of many individuals whose names do not get into the permanent records, but without whom the organization would be unable to carry on…” – The History of The Nashua Hospital Association 1893-1943.
Evelyn was an avid bridge player and played through her late-nineties and kept physically fit by walking and maintaining her home on Mann Court. Happy pursuits included gardening, fishing, cribbage, crossword puzzles and reading.
Survivors include three daughters: Diane Binnick of Washington, DC; Gail Solomon of Scottsdale, AZ; and Sally Brassor of Vernon, VT.
Evelyn also leaves her seven grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer, Marc, Sarah, Scott, Kate and Kurt, and nine great grandchildren. She also leaves her dear friend, Patricia Waite, and cousin’s Martha Barrett and David Pierce in Nashua, NH, and Jim Pierce in Woodstock, VT.
There will be no services at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
The Stringer Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
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