Evelyn R. Umstead Perry

February 24, 2017
Evelyn R. Umstead Perry, 93, of Phoenix, NY, passed away on Friday at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton. Born to her late parents, Eva L. (Pitcher) and Ray A.Quigg on April 1, 1923 in Fulton, NY. A graduate of Phoenix High School, class of 1940.

Many will remember the Phoenix Home Bakery on State Street that Eve and her husband Dick opened in 1954 until his death in 1978. Evelyn skillfully decorated hundreds of cakes and many still have a fond memory of their favorite donut.

She was a member of Phoenix United Methodist Church, Phoenix VFW Post 5540 Auxiliary and for several years volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Food Pantry at Phoenix Nutrition Site. She enjoyed her time as a tour guide for the Phoenix Sr. Citizens Group and crocheting blankets and cancer hats which were then donated to several organizations.

Evelyn was dearly loved and will be missed by her family and many who knew her.

Predeceased by her first husband, Richard F. Umstead in 1978; her second husband, William S. Perry in 1993; two sisters, Lillian V. Gristwood in 1997, and Letha L. Pelkey 2013; a brother Donald L. Quigg in 2007.

Surviving are her three daughters, Nancy J. (Ron) Hardter,
Linda S. (Tom) Bowersox, and Sandra L. Umstead all of
Phoenix; seven grandchildren, Ronald (Becky) Hardter,
Richard Hardter (Karen McKay), Laurie (Jeff) Lacey,
Kim (Jim) Sutliffe, Kristie (Scott) Shanahan, Stacy
Bowersox (Beau Sickler), and Casey (Chris) Ouzts;
many great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are on Monday Feb. 27, from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home
431 Main St., Phoenix, NY. Services will be at 11 a.m.
on Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Sue Acker
officiating. Spring burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery.
Contributions in Lieu of flowers to: Phoenix Area Food
Pantry, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix, NY 13135

7 thoughts on “Evelyn R. Umstead Perry

  1. Our thoughts are with you all (Linda and Tom) especially during this difficult time…..Let your memories of happy times together help you celebrate your mother’s life as you gather together to share your thoughts and memories

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Evelyn. the Phoenix bakery for me was the place to have a good cup of coffee and the best peanut stick. May Evelyn rest in peace.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. Your mom/grandmother was an amazing lady. I have so many memories from when I was younger.
    R.I.P.

  4. So sorry for your loss.
    I remember the bakery and all the goodies and
    tice cream cones that were large or at least to a kid
    they were.
    Leslie Case Chamberlain

  5. So sorry Linda about your Mom.
    She was a beautiful women inside and out. I knew her with your Dad and step Dad too. She loved all her kids and grandkids ( and great grad kids)

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