OSKALOOSA — Evelyn Frost, 87, of Oskaloosa, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa.
She was born Oct. 24, 1926, in What Cheer, the daughter of John Jasper and Eva Lution Harris Garrett. Following high school, Evelyn went to work at a factory in Waterloo. On July 3, 1945, she was united in marriage to (John) Jack Frost in Oskaloosa. Following their marriage, Evelyn stayed home to care for her family. In the 1970s, she went to work at McGregor’s Furniture Store in Oskaloosa. Later, she worked at 3M in Knoxville, retiring from there in 1988. She was a very active member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Oskaloosa. Evelyn’s family was her greatest joy. She delighted in spending time with Jack, her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She kept herself very busy in her kitchen and garden. She and Jack always had a large garden that they would harvest and can their produce. She took great joy in teaching future generations the process and benefits of growing, canning and preparing homegrown produce. She was also a very talented cook and baker.
Her family includes her husband of over 68 years, Jack Frost, of Oskaloosa; two daughters, Linda Frost-Surfus, of Oskaloosa, and Susan (and Stephen Sr.) Salevsky, of Leighton; six grandchildren, Stephen, Jr. (and Kerri) Salevsky, Jessica (and Matthew) Perry, Melissa Salevsky (and Oosman Saeed), Julie (and B.J.) Carter, Shawn (and Deb) Surfus, and Tami (and Mark) Van Wyk; 15 great-grandchildren, Zackary Salevsky, Brandon Salevsky, Nicholas Salevsky, Jace Perry, Jayden Perry, Aaliyah Saeed, Jannah Saeed, and Shahrazad Saeed, Jayce Carter, Cayden Carter, Brayton Carter, Colton Surfus, Clayton Surfus, Dylan Van Wyk and Trey Van Wyk; a close family friend, Larry Surfus, of Oskaloosa; and many nieces and nephews including a special niece, Carolyn Joslin, of Oskaloosa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant granddaughter; a sister, Marie Larkins; and four brothers, Everett Garrett, Lester Garrett, Evan Garrett and Eugene Garrett.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with the Rev. Bruce Thompson officiating. Private family burial will be in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa with the Rev. Michael Dotson officiating. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Sunday morning after 11:30 in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 2-4 Sunday afternoon to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to MHP Hospice Services.