February 7, 1928 - July 3, 2015
Evelyn Hazel Naevestad, age 87, formerly of Speculator, NY, went home to be with Jesus, Friday, July 3, 2015 at Woods Crossing Nursing Home, Brodhead, WI. She was born on February 7, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Hans and Clara (Nilsen) Thompson. Evelyn was a member of Bethelship Norwegian Methodist Church, where she worshipped in the Norwegian language service until age 14. It was at Bethelship that Evelyn met Roy Naevestad. They were married June 17, 1950 and just celebrated their 65th anniversary. Evelyn and Roy lived in Fanwood, NJ for 40 years. There they were members of Cranford Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where Evelyn served as a deaconess, in the nursery, Pioneer Girls, VBS, the choir, and was an organizer of many church dinners. Evelyn and Roy moved to Speculator, NY when Roy retired and participated year-round in the ministry of Camp-of-the-Woods. They enjoyed wonderful years in Speculator in both the Grace United Methodist Church and North Country Bible Fellowship, as well as taking part in many community activities. Evelyn was also a life-long member of the Sons of Norway. She is survived by her husband Roy; children Carol (Rev. David) Billings, Middletown, NY, Glenn (Jinny), Frenchtown, NJ, Rev. Scott (Sue), Davis, IL; six grandchildren, Kristin (Ken) VanderPyl, Bjorn (Christine) Billings, Leif (Lynn) Billings, Hans (Rebecca) Billings, Kyle Naevestad, Todd Naevestad; five great-grandchildren Audrey, Emelia, Clara VanderPyl, Noah and Logan Billings. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Rev. Garfield Thompson and Rev. Alfred Thompson Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the D.L. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, BRODHEAD, WI. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Camp-of-the-Woods, Speculator, NY 12164. A memorial service will also be held in Speculator, NY on August 15, 2015.
Evelyn Hazel Naevestad, age 87, formerly of Speculator, NY, went home to be with Jesus, Friday, July 3, 2015 at Woods Crossing Nursing Home, Brodhead, WI. She was born on February 7, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Hans and Clara (Nilsen)... View Obituary & Service Information
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