The daughter of the late John Glidden and Miriam Thomas Glidden, she was born and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and graduated from Weymouth High School in 1956. She met her future husband, Robert "Bob" George Miller in night school, and they married on Easter Sunday, April 17, 1960.
In addition to her husband, Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Janice Eileen Miller of Cramerton, NC; her daughter and son-in-law, Lynn Miller Rhoades and Jerry "Dusty" Rhoades, Jr. of Carthage, NC; two grandchildren, Nicholas Gray Rhoades and Nina Morgan Rhoades; two sisters, Barbara Brooks of Mint Hill, N.C., and Natalie Thompson of Londonderry, NH; four nephews and seven nieces.
Evelyn was a loving and devoted wife, mother and "Grammy" and will always be remembered and cherished for the joy she brought to our lives. After moving to Charlotte in 1973, Evelyn and Bob found a special church home at St. Andrews Methodist Church where they both sang in the choir for many years and found many dear and wonderful friends.
The family will receive friends beginning at 2 PM on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at St. Andrews United Methodist Church (1900 Emerywood Drive, Charlotte). A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 3 PM, after which her ashes will be interred in the church's columbarium and prayer garden.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204; hpccr.org.