Life long Humboldt County resident Evelyn Chism passed away September 24th, 2004, at her home in Fortuna after a short illness. She was born June 19th, 1926 in Ferndale to the late Joaquin and Mary Martin and graduated from Fortuna Union High School.
Evelyn worked at St. Joseph Hospital for over 30 years. After retiring, she became a full time homemaker.
She leaves behind her husband of 57 years, Don Chism, her children, Dennis and Eileen Chism, Betty and Lester Phelps, David Chism, Chris Chism, and daughter-in-law Rita Chism. Evelyn was preceded in death by a son, Bill Chism, grandson, Barry Phelps , and sisters and brother, Mary, Olivia, Aurora, Ruby, and Jack.