ROCKLAND Evelyn Persis Holman, 101, went home to her Lord, on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at the Knox Center in Rockland.

Evelyn was born on Aug. 26, 1920, in Machias, Maine. She was the daughter of Herbert Augustus and Mary Persis Kirk. In 1938, Evelyn graduated from Machias High School. After graduation, she soon left home to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. She graduated from Mount Auburn Nursing School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1943. She later earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing administration, then a master’s degree from Columbia University in public health. In 1946, she married the love of her life, Ronald Holman, in Rockland.

Over a long career, Evelyn worked for many different hospitals and doctors across many states. Some of the places in which she enjoyed her time the most was with C.T. O’Connor, M.D., who was the leading obstetrician in Melrose, Massachusetts. She then went on to work with Dr. John Alden and Philip Melzer as an office/scrub nurse at Massachusetts Hospital Eye & Ear Infirmary. She retired in 1982 to Kissimmee, Florida.

Evelyn’s gift was to help those around her. She truly cared for each and every person she came across. She was an avid knitter and crocheter making beautiful Afghans, bed spreads and table clothes for veterans’ homes and nursing homes around the state. She was a member of the Knit-Whit’s and Senior Citizens Club in both Camden and Union. She also enjoyed her time with the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, Ladies of Oriental Shrine, Ladies of the Noble and the Woman’s Club in St. Cloud, Florida. Evelyn was very active in clubs even as she grew older, being a part of 17 clubs throughout her years.

Other than her parents, Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Ronald K. Holman; her brothers James Kirk and Richard Kirk; two sisters, Celia Kirk and Louise Thomas. She is survived by her nephew William “Billy” Kirk and his wife Sally of Rockland; two great-nephews, Jason Kirk of Rockland and Justin Kirk of Lewiston; one niece Tina Thomas Smith of Melrose, Massachusetts; and one cousin, Brian Campbell of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Village Cemetery in South Thomaston.  The Reverend Michelle Wiley will officiate.

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Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.