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Evelyn Cecilia Spring

Evelyn Cecilia Spring

Evelyn Cecilia Byrd Spring, a beautiful woman whose daily life was a testament to faith and compassion, died August 14, 2018. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she moved to Minnesota with her husband William Donald Spring who taught and was Chairman of the Humanities division at the University of Minnesota, Morris. She was the loving mother of six children (Elizabeth, Bill, Therese, Susan, Ruth, Margaret). Evelyn had a keen intellect; she returned late in life to finish her college degree with distinction and spoke articulately about classical music, favorite novels, and foreign travel in conversations and letters cherished by family and friends. Caring for her family, teaching, appreciating the beauty of all nature, seeking the poetry of a life quietly lived, she brought so much grace and delight to all. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald and her daughter, Susan. Evelyn will be sorely missed by her children, her grandchildren (Nathan, Jessica, Megan, Caroline) and by all the staff of Brookdale North Oaks who enjoyed her smiles and song. A special thank you to all the staff there and to Ashley and Joia of Brookdale Hospice Minnesota. A memorial service will be held at noon, September 29, 2018 at St. Mary's of the Lake, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Memorials to donor's choice.