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Evelyn Jean Kingeter

On April 20th, 2020, in Grants Pass Oregon, the years waltzed up to Evelyn “Eve” Jean Kingeter to take her hand. She accepted, and will dance with unwavering elegance through the end of time. Eve was born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on April 11, 1923 in the Martha Washington Home for Unwed Mothers. Her birth name was Violet Jane Krieser. Her mother, Violet Hilda Krieser (1901-1988 ) placed Eve up for adoption at 3 months old. She was adopted in 1923 by Freeling & Margaret Fox of Platteville, Wisconsin and her name changed to Evelyn Jean Fox. Evelyn went to the Brick School as well as graduating from Platteville High School. Eve married Robert Laurel Bondurant on November 16, 1943, in Dade County Florida. Bondurant, an Air Force combat pilot, died a year later in a plane crash. In 1946, Eve remarried John Milton Kingeter (1922-2001) in Platteville, Wisconsin. Eve is preceded in death by her daughter Cynthia Sue Kingeter (1948-2002). Eve is survived by her daughter Christine Virginia Kingeter of Merlin, Oregon, and her sons Robert Laurel Kingeter (Bondurant) of Lithia Springs, Georgia, and John Charles Kingeter of Handtroller’s Cove, Alaska, as well as grandchildren Robert John Kingeter of Powder Springs, Georgia, Guy Michael Kingeter of Villa Rica, Georgia, & April Anne Kingeter (Armstrong) of Villa Rica, Georgia. Eve was an artist, painter, seamstress, homemaker, & loving mother. She was passionate about dogs & horses her entire life. She once escaped hanging for the charge of being a horse thief in Arizona territory. As a toddler, Eve remembered being chased by the adults , only to escape by hiding under the bellies and between the legs of giant draft horses.

. She is deeply loved and will be missed.

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I have many wonderful memories of Evelyn and her family. She was a good friend to my mother, as Chris was a good friend to me, those years ago. I can remember several rooms in the spacious house in Platteville. I remember watching Lassie on Sunday evenings with soup and sandwich which go together, as the commercials would say. But what I remember the most easily is Evelyns soft lovely voice and laughter.

May happy and clear memories of her come quickly and easily to mind in the days, weeks, and years ahead for all who loved her.

Kay Tiedemann Young

Kay Tiedemann Young May 4 2020 12:00 AM