Evelyn F. Grubb, 86, of Phoenix, Ariz., was reunited with her beloved husband, Lou, on Friday morning, November 28, 2014.
Evelyn was born Jan. 21, 1928, in Des Moines, Iowa. She was the third of three children born to H.C. “Hap” Fountain and Ruth Hayes Fountain. Evelyn was raised in Goshen, Ind., where her gifts in piano, voice and art were first recognized. She attended the American Conservatory of Music and the Patricia School of Modeling, both in Chicago, Ill. Her first job was teaching modeling at the Jo Keith Theatrical School and Agency.
Evelyn first came to Arizona for an extended visit with her parents. Her father, a structural and electrical engineer, wrote the book of specifications for a new YMCA building in Phoenix.
In Arizona, Evelyn became involved in Phoenix Little Theater; Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a business women’s sorority; and Goodwill Auxiliary. She worked in a local bridal shop modeling bridal wear. Shortly thereafter, Gene Botsford, a local photographer, hired her to work for him as a model. She met her soon- to-be husband, Lou Grubb, in 1950, and they were married shortly thereafter.
Evelyn was a woman of demure elegance who wisely applied her attributes of warmth, determination, humor, kindness, gratitude and faith. She was a blessing to everyone in her life as a wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, grandmother, friend and confidant. After Lou’s death in 2012, Evelyn continued to be very involved in the charitable and philanthropic work that she and Lou began more than 40 years ago.
Evelyn was predeceased by her brother, Franklin Fountain. She is survived by her sister, Lauralyn Atz, and her four children: John; Nancy Sage (husband, Dennis); Dan (wife, Kathy); Tracy Christ (husband, Wil) and nine grandchildren – John’s children, Alex, Max and John Luke; Nancy and Dennis’ children, Lear Johnson and Hayden Sage, and step-children, Alex and Travis Sage; Dan’s and Kathy’s children, Colton, and Kelsey Cunningham (husband, Stephen); and Tracy’s and Wil’s children, Rebecca and John Matthew Christ.