Evelyn Buckley, 90, of Mitchell, SD, died Monday, April 26, 2021, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. A private family funeral service will be held. Burial will be at American Legion Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Evelyn, born October 24, 1930 to Eli Fouts & Martha (Isackson) Fouts in Brookings Hospital, lived on a farm at Lake Campbell and went to country school. In the middle of 2nd grade, her family moved to a farm 1 ½ miles west of White, where she went to White Public School until junior year, when her family moved to Brookings. She graduated from Brookings High School.
She married Ray Buckley on June 6, 1953, at First Lutheran Church in Brookings. She had five boys: Gary, Devin, Alan, Ryan, & Chris. In December of 1963, her family moved to Mitchell.
Evelyn is survived by her sons, Devin Ray Buckley and Ryan (Stacy) Buckley both of Mitchell; granddaughters, Allison (AJ), Natalie (José), and Destiny Buckley; grandsons, Jason and Ben Buckley; great-granddaughter, Sara Rae Buckley; brother, Dennis (Helen) Fouts; sister-in-law, Donna Buckley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray; three sons, Gary, Chris, & Alan; parents; brother, Harold; two daughters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.