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Evelyn Jean

November 30, 1929 – October 26, 2018

Evelyn Kuykendall
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Obituary for Evelyn Jean Kuykendall

Evelyn Jean Kuykendall, 88, of Tucson, passed away on October 26th.

Visitation will be from 3 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Adair Funeral Home – Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave., Oro Valley, Arizona.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Young Baptist Church in Young, Arizona. Officiating will be Pastor Bob McSpadden of Sandario Baptist Church, and her son Danny Kuykendall. Her life history will be presented by her son Steve Kuykendall. Burial will follow at Young Pioneer Cemetery. Arrangements are by Adair Funeral Home (Tucson). Music will be performed by her grand and great grandchildren.

Evelyn was born in Phoenix Arizona to Evart and Essie Bunger on November 30, 1929. She married Stephen Kuykendall on March 31, 1947 in Globe, Arizona. They lived in Young, Globe, Kearny, Sells and Vernon Arizona. She worked as a teacher for the Head Start program, eventually moving into administration for 18 years. While with Head Start she obtained her Child Development Associate Degree. As part of the original committee for the Head Start programs in eastern Arizona her work was often recognized in the local papers. Evelyn was active in community and church events, both in Globe and Show Low, Arizona.

Evelyn was preceded in death by the love of her life, Steve Kuykendall, her parents, and her 9 siblings. Also, her grandsons, Rod and Ricky, and daughter-in-law, Shauna.

She is survived by her children, Steve, Danny (Laurie), Janet (Randy), Ellen and Evart (Paige), and a legacy of 19 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons.

Memorials may be given to your local Head Start program.

The family of Evelyn wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Casa de la Luz hospice house, where she passed surrounded by its kind and caring staff.


When Thursday, November 1st, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Adair Funeral Home Avalon Chapel
8090 N. Northern Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85704
Location Information
520-742-7901 One block west of Oracle Rd., one block north of Magee.

Service Information

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 2:30pm
Young Baptist Church
48412 AZ-288
Young, AZ 85554
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