Mrs. Evelyn E. Merrick, age 80, passed away on Thursday, February 9th at her residence in the town of Potsdam while under the care of her family and the Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 4 - 8 p.m. Burial will take place in the spring. Contributions in her memory can be made to the West Potsdam Fire Dept. and Hospice of St Lawrence county. Online condolences can be sent @www.garnerfh.com.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Gordon (Cheryl) Merrick, Randy (Cheryl) Merrick, Bonnie (Jimmy) Ling, Joan (Mark) Rasmussen, Marianne Richards, Billy (Gena) Merrick, Tammy (Sonny) Perrin; her son-in-law Scott Ramsey; her brothers, Clarence (Ethel) Russell Jr, Richard (Linda) Russell; her sisters, Shirley Smith, Marion (Ross) Martin, Virginia (Richard) Daby, Rosie (Carl) Randall, Donna (John) Wieser; Ellen (Maylin) Beach, Judy (Bob Devon) Russell; 26 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her first husband, Gordon Merrick; her second husband, Burton Merrick; a son, Jerry Merrick; a daughter, Sandy Ramsey and her brother, Lawrence Russell.
Evelyn E. Merrick was born March 7, 1931 in North Lawrence, to the late Clarence and Marion Beamis Russell. She attended Lawrenceville Academy. Evelyn did home care and babysitting for many people over the years.
She enjoyed knitting especially for her grandchildren> She also enjoyed spending time at camp and having family barbeques.
She was a leader for both boy/girl scouts of America. She taught church school at St. John’s Catholic Church in Madrid for many years.