Evelyn Midgette died peacefully at Embrace Hospice House in Myrtle Beach SC. She was born in Fayetteville, NC, the daughter of the late Edna and George Champion. She grew up on Fort Bragg and in Fayetteville where her father was one of the last horse soldiers of the Army’s field artillery. She attended Fayetteville High School and WC (now UNC Greensboro). She graduated from Duke University’s School of Nursing in 1952. After 3 years as a “navy wife”, she settled in Chapel Hill with her husband Bob. She worked for Patterson, Jones and Joyner, family medicine practitioners and subsequently for Chapel Hill Pediatrics for many years. In 1989 Evelyn and Bob retired and moved to Maxton. In Chapel Hill she was active in numerous civic organizations. In Maxton she was active in historic preservation and was instrumental in the establishment of the town’s museum. Evelyn and Bob had a soft spot for animals of all sorts and provided a loving home to many strays through the years.
Evelyn was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Robert Bryant Midgette. She is survived by their three daughters: Susan Stone (Chip), of Raleigh; Patty Apple (Andy), of Myrtle Beach; and Katie Dold of Laurinburg; seven grandchildren: Champ (Angie), Ray, Sydney, Drew (Caroline), Patrick (Maggie), Becca (Kevin), Carter; seven great-grandchildren: Crosby, Sadie, Hunter, Anna, Davis, Holden, Bailey; special family friend, Montrese Cuttray, who was loved as a son; and nephews John (Teresa), Chuck (Sharon), Bill (Judy) and Bob (Christine) Midgette.
There will be a celebration of Evelyn’s life at a later date.
The family would like to thank Embrace Hospice House, Thrive at Prince Creek, Prestwick Village in Laurinburg and Comfort Keepers in Raleigh for their loving and expert care.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Scotland County Humane Society, 1401 West Boulevard, Laurinburg, NC 28352.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services (843.651.1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family.