Tuesday, June 8, 2021
9:30 AM EDT
St. Aidan Catholic Church
17500 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI 48152
*Instate 9 AM
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Life Story / Obituary
Betty Evasic was a warm and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Modeling a lifetime of giving selflessly to others, she lived her life to the fullest. Betty loved to celebrate the many successes of her close-knit family over the years. Her generosity and endless love will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who were privileged to know and love her.
Although the Thirties were marked by tough economic times, the decade also saw an expansion of new technologies, especially in the areas of radio and film. Born to Polish immigrant parents, Betty was welcomed home on July 6, 1933. The youngest of nine children, her birth brought great joy to the family home.
Betty lived a typical childhood of the times in a modest home in Detroit. Her neighborhood was quiet, yet she had plenty of entertainment with her eight siblings around! She was known to go with the flow and shared many happy memories from her growing years. After graduating high school, Betty worked at the concession stand of a local movie theater. Little did she know at the time it would also be the meeting place of the man of her dreams, Jack Evasic. He and Betty hit it off right from the start! Eager to spend the rest of their lives together, they married and Betty joined him during his time serving in the Air Force in Anchorage Alaska. They both enjoyed the natural beauty of Alaska and made many special memories. When it came time for them to return to Michigan, they drove all the way back in a pickup truck! It was quite a journey! Settling back home, she worked in the office at the family manufacturing business until she became a mother. Together they raised three wonderful children; Mark, Carol, and Bill.
As a mother, Betty was very active and involved in her kids’ lives. She was always there for them; driving them to hockey practices, bowling, swimming, sledding, skating and many other activities. Any amount of time they shared together, Betty was content. She enjoyed hosting countless gatherings especially holidays and birthday parties. Her favorite memories were the times they shared at the family cottage on Burt Lake in Northern Michigan. Even during her time there, she enjoyed cooking and entertaining ensuring that everyone was having a good time! When she was done with fixing snacks and meals, she would enjoy sitting out on the deck and watching them all play and enjoy the lake. When she was blessed with grandchildren, she savored their special moments together as well. Betty never missed an invitation to attend their dance recitals, choir concerts, pom competitions, and sporting events. Nothing brought her greater joy than the time she spent with her loving family.
Sharing many commonalities, she and Jack shared sixty-eight wonderful years together. In their early years, she enjoyed visiting Las Vegas and playing Blackjack and slot machines. Betty and Jack took numerous trips, yet a highlight was a special tour in Europe that Mark, Carol and Bill shared with them. They all attended the International Machine Tool show in Germany together as a family. The kids felt like they were traveling as if they were kids again! For many years, she and Jack enjoyed cruises and ventured back to Alaska. They booked a shore excursion to visit where they used to live while Jack was in the Air Force. That was a highlight trip for them both! For more than thirty years, they spent winters at their condo in Pompano Beach, Florida. They also shared a love of their faith life and were active members of St. Aidan’s in Livonia for many years. Both Betty and Jack enjoyed spending time in their garden and yard. Their home, like their marriage, reflected the care and attention they both gave it!
Betty had a vibrant personality and enjoyed many special pastimes. An avid sports fan, she loved her Detroit Red Wings! Betty took time to watch each and every game over the years. She also liked to cheer for the Detroit Tigers and watch golf on TV. Occasionally she would grab a cold beer, an apple, and some potato chips and settle into her chair to watch old movies or sports! Betty enjoyed shopping and picking out clothes for her kids and grandkids. When it came to cooking, she loved serving up traditional Polish foods from her childhood years. There was always plenty to go around! Described as loving, considerate, and generous, Betty was loved by her many special friends and family. Her wonderful ability to share so much of her time and resources will be a lasting gift to her family. May they never doubt the special love she held for each of them and may her memories be eternal.
Betty Evasic, age 87, of Livonia, Michigan, passed on June 3, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Jack, loving mother of Mark (Jill), Carol (Ken) Evasic Miller and Bill (Mary), dearest grandmother of seven grandchildren; Alexandra (Matthew Swanson), Lauren, Matthew, Samantha (Matthew O’Brien), Madelyn (Cameron Burdette), Danielle, Katherine (Graham Appleford); and great-grandmother of four; Michael, Benjamin, Elena, and Theodore. Visitation will be held on Monday 5-8 at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home 30200 Five Mile (between Middlebelt and Merriman. Instate Tuesday 9 AM until time of mass 9:30 AM at St. Aidan Catholic Church 17500 Farmington Rd (north of six mile). Memorial Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. www.TurowskiFuneralHome.com