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Evaleen Hulet George
Evaleen Hulet George passed away October 9, 2021 at the age of 97 at her home of 74 years on Heart Mountain after a long and happy life. She was born March 31, 1924 to parents Rupert Wallace and Sara Emily Stevens Hulet in Parowan, Utah. She was the seventh of nine children.
Evaleen was curious about everything and enjoyed growing up on thefamily farm. She graduated from Parowan High School in 1942 andthe Branch Agricultural College (now Southern Utah University) in Cedar City, Utah in 1944. She went on to attend Utah State University in Logan, Utah where she majored in Homemaking Education.
The war years were anxious years. Evaleen’s six brothers would all eventually serve during World War II, as would her sweetheart, Arley Wallace George, and two of his brothers. Arley survived, and on October 9, 1945, two weeks after his discharge from the Army, the two were married in the Salt Lake City Temple. They would have eight children together.
While working as a body mechanic, Arley learned about the Shoshone Irrigation Project from Evaleen’s brother, Rupert, and with his help applied for the first Heart Mountain Division drawing. It was a surprise to read in a newspaper that they had been selected. On February 4, 1947 Arley was the 43rd veteran to receive a homestead. During the war Arley had written about his dream of “owning a little place near the mountains, with plenty of water”; a place where they “could start small, build a home and raise a family.” This homestead, the dairy that eventually emerged, and their family was a fulfillment of their dreams achieved by working side by side through many difficulties. Evaleen was the last living homesteader of the first Heart Mountain Division.
Arley passed away August 25, 1988, the summer of the Yellowstone fires.
Evaleen loved the gospel of Jesus Christ, was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and tried to live as Jesus taught. She loved people and always tried to be patient and kind. She tried, wherever she went, to be of service in some way. Many have been blessed by their association with her, especially her children and grandchildren.
Evaleen loved music, birds, flowers, and this beautiful world. She loved people. She was blessed with a bright mind and positive disposition. She was happy, with bright eyes and a sweet smile. Evaleen will be remembered as a bright and honest businesswoman who could be trusted in any dealing. She loved reading the scriptures and other good books. The newspaper was a constant source of joy and concern as she read about her many friends and the ups and downs of their lives. Evaleen crocheted and loved to make quilts. She treasured her ancestors and their histories.
Evaleen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, all her siblings, one grandson (Shaun Wallace), and three great-grandsons (twins Stephen and Austin Laing, and Emerson Wallace). She is survived by her eight children: Ken (Sandy), Kathy Jacobsen (Jeff), Joan Erickson (Larry), Sylvia Laing, Scott (Debra), Lynn (Becky), Arley H. (Kaye), and Jerry (Vickie). She is also survived by 57 grandchildren, 229great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, and 64 additional wonderful in-laws who have married into the family.
A memorial service will be held Friday October 15, 2021 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stake center located at 1407 13thStreet in Cody. A viewing will take place beginning at 9:30 a.m. prior to the 11:00 service. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.Those who cannot attend may watch the service onYoutube at the link below.
The family would like to thank the angels who have helped care for their mother during this last season of her life. Special gratitude is extended to Dr. Adam Peters for his selfless and attentive care. We thank you all.
Evaleen was such a good friend to my Grandma Audrey Peart.
Evaleen drove my Grandma and me to the Billings Temple in March of 2008 and we had such a wonderful experience that day ♥️
Shandon Anderson Oct 19 2021 10:47 AM
Love you Evaleen! Thank you for your wonderful example! Friends forever!
Robyn and Ron Laing
Robyn Laing Oct 15 2021 10:27 AM
Growing up I remember my grandmother and my mom telling me about Evaleen and her family. They always told me how wonderful she was! My mom and Arley Wallace were first cousins. I loved visiting with her every time I saw her, which wasn't often enough. I also served with some of her family in the temple. My cousins.
I felt loved by her and I did love her too. What a shining example she is to so many. I send my love to all of you!
Helen Kay Grant Oct 14 2021 12:23 AM
I will never forget Evaleen George. She has been such a dear friend. When we moved to Cody 29 years ago she welcomed us and made us feel as if we were a part of her family. We had moved several times previous to Cody and had never been so warmly welcomed and accepted by someone. I loved visiting in her home and having her visit me in mine. I will never forget one incident in particular when she literally saved my life. One morning for some reason I began to experience a serious allergic reaction. I knew I urgently needed medical attention. I realized if I called Evaleen's phone number more than likely someone would answer and be able to come to my rescue. I was so relieved when she picked up the phone. I explained the urgency of my situation and she said she would be on her way immediately. I know I was scaring her as we were speeding down the highway toward town and I was mumbling that my throat felt like it was closing off. Afterward I realized I had this poor 80 some-odd year old woman racing down the road close to 80 miles an hour, which was also probably freaking her out. We were able to get to the hospital in time. I was so grateful for her dropping everything and then spending hours in the ER while they got the allergic reaction under control. She was truly a dear friend in everyway. We will never forget the love and kindness shown us by Evaleen and the other members of the George family. She will truly be missed.
Julie Bateman Oct 12 2021 5:15 PM
So loved and appreciated her. She was always so loving and warmly accepting of everyone. I remember her bringing a hot pad to me that said... "The Devil Made Me Do It!" I don't remember why, but I do remember the laughter we shared from it. I used it many years. She was thoughtful and funny, remembering always the good. Loved her
Crystal Laing Oct 12 2021 9:16 AM
We will all miss her presence, but never forget what she left for us all. The Arley and Evaleen George Family Legacy defines so much of our collective history.
Our loves, condolences, and prayers.
Wally Rudolph Oct 12 2021 2:11 AM
I learned to milk cows by hand in Cody and we lived in your garage while waiting for one of the interment camp barracks , then we moved to Powell and then Idaho after a few hard years but you & Walley were always there to help us out. Love lives on….
B Diane George Oct 11 2021 9:28 PM
I love you aunt Evalyn, and you leave a huge hole in the family but I like to envision your welcome with loved ones including my parents Pat and Floyd . You were charitable when we came to Wyo with nothing but love. God bless!
B Diane George Oct 11 2021 9:22 PM
Sister George was a good neighbor to my grandparents, Dale and Jeanie Good, on the Heart Mountain Project. They knew her as a caring and selfless person. Sending our sympathy and prayers from the Good/Evagelatos and Robertson (Phil/Kay) families.
Joshua and Heather (Evagelatos) Robertson Oct 11 2021 7:55 PM