Evelyn Amelia Arthur, July 10, 1934–July 13, 2014.

Evelyn was born to Truman and Laura Smith in Oakland, Ca. She was the third of six children.

Evelyn fell in love with Merl Arthur and the two of them married on May 6, 1965. They enjoyed forty-nine love infused years together. They raised eight beautiful children whom always came first. Her family was her everything.

Evelyn loved the Lord and He loved her extravagantly. She always shared this love with everyone. We couldn’t have been blessed with anyone better. Her home was always open and all were welcomed. She was very wise and gave good counsel. Most women were drawn to her. Evelyn was simply beautiful inside and out.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her son Daniel Arthur; grandson William Simpson; brother Phillip Smith and her parents Truman and Laura Smith.

She is survived by her husband Merl Arthur; daughter Lisa Nelson; son Harry Schader; daughter Larraine and her husband Steve Brown; daughter Debbie Arthur; son Kenneth Arthur; son Mitchell and his wife Cecelia Schader; son Robert and his wife Stacey Baker Arthur; sister Ruth Smith; sister Elizabeth and her husband Craig Williams; brother Larry Smith; brother Roy Smith; brother-in-law Carl and his wife Terri Arthur; sister-in-law Carolyn Howard; sister-in-law Susan Rushworth-Smith. Grandchildren, Harry, Charry, Nicholas, Jared, Hayley, Rudy, Michael, Jacob, Carrie, Kenneth, Matthew, Sean, Ryan, Sara, Nichelle, Isaiah, Nathan and Heather.

She had several great-grandchildren and a couple of daughters given to her by the Lord in Bobette, Annie and Emma.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.