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Evelyn Muriel Rumph


Evelyn Muriel Rumph passed away on June 10, 2004 in Carson City, Nev. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Forest Lawn, Glendale, where her husband, sister and parents are also buried.

Evelyn was born on August 24, 1925, in Lowell, Mass., to Alonzo H. Russell and Evelyn Craven Russell. She grew up in North Chelmsford, Mass., and attended Chelmsford schools.

She lived in New England for 25 years before moving to California, where she resided in La Cañada and Glendale for more than 35 years before moving to Carson City, Nev., in 1984.


She attended the University of Massachusetts in Framingham, graduating in 1947 with a bachelor of science degree in education. After a three-year internship at Newton Wellesley Hospital, she became a member of the American Dietetic Association.

Soon after, she moved to California and joined the California Dietetic Association.

She then started working at St. Luke’s Hospital in Pasadena. Later, she joined California Hospital Medical Center, where she worked for 12 years as a clinical dietitian, transferring to the California Hospital School of Nursing, where she taught for six years until her retirement in 1984.

After retirement, she and her husband, Willard, moved to Carson City, where she enjoyed her many church activities, particularly her membership in United Methodist Women.


She was a member of the Southern California Alumni Club of Framingham College, for which she served as president and secretary.

She also belonged to the Northern Nevada Dietetic Association.

In November 2002, she was thrilled and honored to receive a commendation from the American Dietetic Association for 50 years of service.

She is survived by two stepdaughters, Leslie Rumph of Reno, Nev., and Becky (Adony) Beniares of Sunnyvale; a sister-in-law, June Rumph Edelstein of Stafford, Va.; three nieces and their husbands, Nancy and Ron MacNair of La Crescenta, Janet and Bob Wiegman of Carlsbad, and Janet and Bob Dalbec of Superior, Wis.

She also leaves four grandnephews, Leland and Troy Waters of Montrose and Keith and Bryan Edelstein of Stafford, Va.; two grandnieces, Heidi Edelstein of Rayburn, Ga., and Robyn Waters of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and many cousins in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or to the United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church, 412 W. Mission St., Carson City, NV.

Funeral directions were under the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home in Carson City. A memorial service was held in that city on June 12.