Evelyn Josephine Bosch

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Evelyn Josephine Bosch


Evelyn Josephine Dengerink Bosch was born at home in rural north central Kansas on July 27, 1922, the third of four children. Her young life was shaped by the harsh realities of farm life during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, with memories of dust on the window sills and sheet covers. That experience showed itself in her frugal ways that was passed even to her grandchildren, some of whom proudly claim their expertise in sales and clearance shopping. Evelyn’s spunky personality showed itself early as she not only finished high school and obtained a certificate to teach in a one-room school house, but also left her community to come to the big city of Denver.

Evelyn met her husband, Meindert, through his sister who was one of her new friends in Denver. This eventually led to a 69-year-old marriage and 4 children – Bob, Ron, Luci, and Bonnie -- and 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Evelyn’s two older brothers, Harold and Sylvester pre-deceased her, and she is survived by her younger sister, Grett, of Downs, KS.

Like many women of her time Evelyn devoted many of those years to her home and family, including faithfully supporting her sons’ sporting events. She eventually entered the workforce with jobs in a school cafeteria and later as a secretary-receptionist for many years at Denver Christian High School. We’re sure there are a number of former students still frustrated by her staunch upholding of the school’s tardy policy!

For those of you who knew Evelyn over the years, you were likely the recipient at one time or another of her love and means of service – baking. Homemade ‘scratch’ cakes and cinnamon rolls, pies, Dutch pastries, soups, and breads all made their appearance at church functions, holiday potlucks, the famous “Friday morning coffees,” and most of all, the doorsteps of those hurting. She was making chocolate-covered pretzels before you could buy them, bread before there were machines, and pizza before you could order it as take-out.

Like many of us Evelyn knew how to “fret,” but her giving to others as an expression of her faith is the legacy she has left. We are so grateful for the long life she lived as one of God’s special children.


The Family of Evelyn Bosch

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  1. Dear Meindert & family,
    Our sympathies during this hour, as we know that scores of people will be at the Visitation today and the funeral tomorrow. Our prayers go out to you. Will write memories on a sympathy card being sent tomorrow. Shalom ….. George & Betty Groen
    P.S. Have one of your children email me and I will share CORC Photos with family! ..G.

  2. Dear Meindert and Family,
    Reading Evelyn's obituary brought memories of the many CORC conferences, when she accompaneid you as Director of the Council of Reformed Charities at so many different annual meeting locations. Best memory was when you autographed the CORC book that to this day is referenced by so many members. It was your historical gift to CORC and she was one who stood by you through all of those experiences. I was privileged to be the Director following your many years of leadership. Let me say that I had very big shoes to fill, but you were so very helpful in the transition. I shall always remember you good folks as the 'salt of the earth' people, who took seriously God's call in your lives. Now, we extend our sympathies for the grace of God to continue to shine in your lives, as we pay tribute to another one of God's saint. Shalom — George & Betty Groen

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