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Evelyn Dailey Putnam, 85, of Carlisle, died Sunday, December 19, 2010 in the Chapel Pointe Health Center, Carlisle. She was born on Monday, July 6, 1925 in Waverly, New York, a daughter of the late George L. Dailey and Alma (Hakes) Dailey Fisk and the widow of Wayne Carl Putnam, who died January 9, 1994.

Evelyn was a devoted wife and mother, and friend to many. All throughout her lifetime, she had a ministry of encouraging others. She lived in Endicott, NY for many years while raising a family and was a member of the Valleyview Alliance Church. She attended Nyack College and was a prolific poet. She penned many verses throughout her life for the enjoyment and inspiration of her family and friends.

Evelyn is survived by her sons: Mark Putnam (and wife, Tammy) of Pella, IA and Jeffrey Putnam of Carlisle; a daughter, Carolyn Lowrey (and husband, Gary) of Gastonia, NC; her sisters: Marjorie Dailey Cowles of Carlisle, Norma Dailey Gardner of Brockton, MA and Marian Dailey Holbrook of Kure Beach, NC; her brother, Richard Dailey of Eugene, OR; three grandchildren: Emma and Greta Putnam and Thomas Lowrey; and one great grandson, Ricky Lowrey. She was preceded in death by her sister, Eleanor Dailey Lake, and her brother, John Dailey.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at the Henry Chapel at Chapel Pointe, 770 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Walt Frankenberry officiating. Viewing will be held on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of the services. Burial will be in LeTort Cemetery, Carlisle. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chapel Pointe Benevolent Fund.

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Wish I could be there but you all are in my heart and prayers.

Mark, Tammy, Emma, and Greta,
We send our deepest sympathy now at the time of your Mothers passing. Take comfort in our Lord.  Encouraging others and writing seemed to be important to Evelyn, so we leave you with Philippians 4:4-9.  Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice.  Let all men know your forbearance.  The Lord is at hand.  Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy  of praise, think about these things.  What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you.

Scott and Beth Andersen
Dr. Putnam and family,
We extend our sympathies to you, your family and friends of your mother.  We are thinking of you during this holiday season.
Lowell & John Olivier-Shaw

My condolences to you and your family on your sad bereavement of losing your mother. Thinking about you.
Tecwyn Vaughan Jones (Bangor, Wales)

To all the Putman Families;

I am sorry to hear about the loss of Evelyn, she meant a lot to me in the years gone by.   Knew her for many years and she had the heart of gold, she was always so caring. I enjoyed her poems over the years, she will be deeply missed.
All of you and your families will be in my prayers.
May God Bless You all in your time of need.
Shirley Inman Family

Dear Mark and Tammy,
We are deeply saddened to learn of your mother's death yesterday, Mark. Exactly one year ago on that same day, I lost my mother. Though we know intellectually that this day will come, it is nevertheless a difficult and emotional time in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of grief and remembering.
 Robin & Ray Martin

I am very sorry to hear of your loss.  I don't know that I ever met Evelyn's children, but I remember both her & her mother Alma very well.  I was just a child when my mother (Rhonda Wagner) worked as a hairdresser at the home.  It was always a great joy for me to visit with everyone and Mrs. Fisk and her daughter were among my favorites.  I will always have many good memories of sharing stories with them.  My mother and I both have your family in our prayers.

Tawyna Wagner

Mark, Jeff and Carolyn
Mrs. P is finally with her savior.  What an impact she had on me.  She wrote a poem about my wife and I when we were dating, it is framed and I carry a copy with me always.  I wish I could be there.  Evelyn and Wayne were my first admits to a retirement community back in the fall of 1985.  Please know she was a very special lady.  Love to all of the family.

Wes Bard

Aunt Evelyn was one of the most positive people I knew and she had a way of being able to enjoy and laugh about the everyday things. She also was wonderful at encouraging and guiding others through her words and by her example and I will miss her very much...

Sarah Weisenburn


Dear Mark and family,
Kathy and I extend our deepest sympathy. You will cherish the memories of the wonderful times you experienced with your mother.

Best wishes,
Phil and Kathy George

Our condolences to Mark, Jeff and Evelyn's many loved ones.
Whether it was sharing a  poem, warmly hostessing the Chapel Pointe dining room or helping a new resident adjust to retirement community life,
Evelyn demonstrated Christ's love. Content to faithfully do the little things, her life made a big impact on those who were recipients of her thoughtfulness. Gratefully, we were among them.

John and Sue Hendrickson


Families Of Evelyn Putnam,

I was the first person to clean Wayne and your Mother's room when they moved into Chapel Pointe. She was like a Mother to me. Don't think there was a person who never liked her. She wrote poems for me, one of them I framed. We had kept in touch when I moved to another state. Glad I got to see her one more time when  I came back for a visit. You have my deepest sympathy and my  prayers are with you all.

Patty Brooks


Evelyn Putnam was a dear sister in the Lord.  She was a very supportive individual during my years as administrator of the Alliance Home/Chapel Pointe.  I thank the Lord for her ministry and desire to work (during her retirement at the Alliance Home).  She lived a full life and she will be missed.

Jonathan L. Doty


We have so many cherished memories of times spent with your Mom. We will share some with you later.  Keeping you in our prayers during this time.

Si & Jane  Baldwin

Praying for the hope and consolation of the Holy Spirit.

Marcia Hibbard

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