Evelyn M. Noyes, 97, formerly of Union and Randolph, died Feb. 3, 2010, at the Winthrop Manor. She was born in Warren, one of 10 children of Leolar and Hattie Mank. She was raised from age 6 by her sister Marjorie and Elroy Beverage in Hope.

Evelyn was a 1931 graduate of Camden High School and she attended Brighton & Straton Business College in Brighton, Mass. She was a member of the Oriental Chapter Eastern Star in Union, leader of the Meadowview 4H Club in Union, a member of the Knox County Extension Club and a 69-year member of the Pioneer Grange in Union.

Evelyn loved reading and to garden and crochet. She was an avid Red Sox fan who watched games with one of her grandchildren. She very much enjoyed watching her game shows.

Evelyn was married in 1937 to her husband of 46 years, Cedric Noyes, who passed away in 1983. She was also predeceased by her son, Richard Noyes, a granddaughter, a grandson, a great-grandson, and a son-in-law, Jerry.

She is survived by her two sons, Kenneth Noyes and his wife, Gwen, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Ralph Noyes and his wife, Cindy, of Mechanicville, Md.; two daughters, Voncelle Bean and her husband, Robert, of Brunswick, Ga., and Marjorie Nicholas of Randolph; her half-sister, Louise Hasting of Camden; her half-brother, Ernest Mank of Camden; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Noyes of Searsmont; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and a cousin.

Memorial donations may be made to the Winthrop Manor Activities Fund, c/o Kay Frost, 96 Route 133, Winthrop, ME 04364.

Memorial services will be held Saturday Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Union. The Rev. George Hodgkins will officiate.

Arrangements are with the Staples Funeral Home in Gardiner.