Evelyn J. Slick, 94, of Hamden, passed away at Gaylord Hospital on Dec. 25, 2014. She was the wife of the late James L. Slick. Born in Crete, NE on April 5, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Percy L. and Jennye Montanye Munro. After growing up in Crete, she moved to Omaha, NE, then to Rockford, IL, where she resided for over 40 years, and finally settled in Hamden in 2003. She leaves behind a daughter, Jennye (Eric) Hansen, of New Haven. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Catherine (Matthew) Sherrick, of Mason, OH, and Christopher (Elizabeth) Hansen, of Hamden, and four great-grandchildren, Marley Hansen, Barrett Hansen, Drew Sherrick, and Madison Sherrick. She is predeceased by her brother, Fred C. Munro. After graduating as a math major from Doane College in Crete, she went on to work at Mutual of Omaha, Nebraska Clothing Co, and later as an Administrative Assistant at Rockford College, and at an advertising agency in Rockford. She also volunteered at the Rockford Memorial Hospital for over 30 years. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the Nile, the Court St. Methodist Church in Rockford, where she sang in the choir, and the Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Country Club. She was also an avid golfer and dog lover, especially her three beagles and her daughter's Springers. A memorial service will be held on January 7, 2015 at 1:30 PM at Benchmark Assisted Living in Hamden, 35 Hamden Hills Drive. Contributions in Evelyn's memory may be made to the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital, 15 York St, New Haven, CT 06510 or given online at Smilow Cancer Center, or to the New England English Springer Spaniel Rescue P.O. Box 407, Ashland MA 01721 or to a charity of one's choice.

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  1. Jennye,

    My dad (Kaare Nevdal) let me know that your mother had passed away and I wanted to send you my condolences (and his). My mother (Muriel) died recently on November 4th at 92. I think you will remember us as neighbors many years ago on Roncevalles in Rockford. I have lovely memories of your mother. I enjoyed playing with Penny (one of her beagles) and also remember enjoying listening to you sing with her. I was very impressed! Your mom was kind enough to give my sister, Karen and I a ride to Lincoln Junior High when the weather was really bad so we wouldn’t have to wait for the bus in the freezing cold. She was such a very nice lady. Our prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  2. I have quite fond memories of visiting my Aunt Sam and Uncle Jim at their house in Rockford, and recall pleasantly the times our family visited. On more that one occasion, our brothers and I would pound on the organ in the house, it was always our Aunt Sam (who disagreed with our Uncle Jim insisting that we NOT pound on the organ) that they should .let the boys play the organ, maybe they’ll learn some music.. It was my youngest brother Shawn that learned to play. Thank you Aunt Sam, for letting us pound on the organ.

    The Slick family further sends condolences to Eric, Jennye, Chris and Cathy, who we have fond memories of visiting on our family trip .out east..

    Scott Slick, with additional thoughts from Steve, Sam and Shawn Slick

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