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Obituary: Evelyn Patricia Connerly Hammer


Evelyn Patricia Connerly Hammer, 91, a resident of Encampment since 1925, passed away Oct. 17, 2013, at the Deseret Health & Rehabilitation Center in Saratoga. Funeral Services were held Oct. 22, 2013, at the Encampment Presbyterian Church. Interment followed in the Encampment Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Michael Hammer, Kyle Thrasher, Danny Hammer, John Behrens, Cole McKinney and Chad McKinney.

Evelyn was born March 17, 1922, in Logan County, Colo., to parents Mildred (Lockwood) and David Connerly.

She graduated from Encampment High School in 1940 and was married to Robert Lee “Mike” Hammer in Rawlins on Sept. 14, 1940.

She was a lifetime member of the Encampment Presbyterian Church, and an active member of Encampment Presbyterian Women and the Encampment Garden Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mike; and her only sister, Phyllis Helm of Laramie.

Survivors include two sons: David Ross (Linda) Hammer, of Encampment, and Tommy Joe (Susan) Hammer, of Mesquite, Nev .; two daughters, Joan Beth (Clyde) Thrasher, of Saratoga and Kay Louise (John) Behrens of Marana, Ariz .; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Hammer’s memory to the Encampment Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 745, Encampment, WY 82325-0745 or to the Sagebrush Senior Center, P.O. Box 293, Encampment, WY 82325-0293.

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