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Evelyn Moody-Brown

July 5, 1933 — May 4, 2013

Evelyn Marie Moody - Brown, 79, of Buhl, passed away at the Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls on May 4, 2013.

Evelyn was born to Eardie and Pearl Moody in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on July 5, 1933. She grew up in and around the Fort Smith area until her pre-teen years when she moved to California.

In 1952, Evelyn married Clarence T. Wilson and from this marriage two sons were born, Michael T. Wilson in 1953 and Robert A. Wilson in 1955. Clarence was later killed in an industrial accident in 1957.

In 1958, Evelyn married Brownie (Bud) Bishoff. Bud brought with him a son, Carl E. Bishoff Sr., and through their union, in 1959, a daughter was born, Brenda Barnes. Later Bud and Evelyn divorced, but they remained very close friends.

In 1969, Evelyn married Willis Johnson. Willis brought children into the marriage and they all became a larger, extended family. They were later divorced.

In 1975, Evelyn married James (Jim) Smith. After Jim retired in 1976, they both moved to Idaho. Jim later died in 1978, at their home in Jerome and Evelyn then moved to Buhl to be near family. It was here in Buhl that she met and married Lenord (Brownie) Brown in 1980. They later divorced.

Evelyn worked in the food service industry where she was a waitress and a cook. She worked in this industry from 1956 until her retirement in 1995. She loved working these jobs because she was always meeting new people. During the last nine years of her working as a waitress in Jackpot, she loved to play the slots so much she was deemed the "Royal Flush Queen". She was an excellent cook and loved to cook at home.

Evelyn is survived by a son, Robert Wilson of Centralia, Washington; a daughter, Brenda Barnes of Buhl, Idaho; two sisters, Mearl Vantassel of Nevada and Selinda Moody of Texas; a stepson, Carl Bishoff Sr.; a grand-daughter, Sierra Wilson; three grandsons, Dustin Barnes, Dennis Barnes and Drew Barnes; three step-grandsons, Carl Bishoff Jr., Greg Bishoff and Trevor Bishoff; and numerous great grand-children.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Eardie and Pearl Moody; three brothers, Eardie Jr., Kenny and Roy; and one son, Michael Wilson.

A Memorial Graveside service will take place at a later date. Services are under the direction of Farmer Funeral Chapel of Buhl, Idaho.

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