Evelyn A Boardsen

May 9, 2018
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Celebration of Life: 11:00 AM Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1301 Kimball Ave., Waterloo


Family will be available to visit with friends for an hour prior to service.


Inurnment: 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery in Glidden, IA


In lieu of flowers, Westminster Presbyterian Church or Western Home Communities



Evelyn Ann “Evie” Boardsen, 81, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, formerly of Waterloo, Glidden and Clinton, Iowa, died at UnityPoint Health ‑ Allen Hospital on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

She was born July 25, 1936 in Glidden, the daughter of Charles and Alma Fogle Conner. She attended Iowa State Teachers College for two years, then received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dubuque, and went on to receive her Master’s degree from UNI in elementary guidance.

Evie married Harry J. Boardsen at First Presbyterian Church in Glidden on June 17, 1961. He died November 6, 2014.

She was an elementary teacher in Clinton for three years and then taught for 28 years in the Waterloo Community School District.

Evie was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon. She was a life member of National Education Association and Iowa State Education Association. Evie was also a member of Mended Hearts and the Piece Maker Quilt Group.

She is survived by a sister, Arlene Stovall of Lansing, Kansas; three sisters in law: Roberta Conner of Phoenix, Arizona, Kathy Conner of Corvalis, Oregon, and Carolyn Conner, Adel, Iowa; 39 nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews; and many great‑great nieces and nephews.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband; four brothers: John, Ralph, Paul and Wayne Conner; and four sisters: Ruth Jeffries, Hazel Peters, Jean Anderson and Mary Ellen Tew.

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  1. Jackie Joens | May 11, 2018

    Evie was a beautiful woman and ray of sunshine.  I only met her in the recent past few years as she was Mom and Dad’s neighbor at Windridge in Cedar Falls.  As Mom’s health failed, Evie was always a bright spot in Mom’s day.  She brought smiles, laughs and icecream treats.  I was blessed to get to know her as a dear friend of my parents, who I then considered a dear friend of mine.  

    I praise God for her rebirth into Heaven with good health and healing.  I delight knowing that she can now sit and visit with mom once again.  I can almost hear their giggles!  

    Bless you all as you celebrate the life of sweet, dear Evie.  May your good memories bring you comfort!  I will always remember her with warmth and fondness.


    Jackie Joens (daughter of David and Donna Joens)

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