LEWISTON – Evelyn G. Weeks, 87, formerly of 429 Turner St. in Auburn, passed away Monday, Feb. 9, at Central Maine Medical Center.

She was born in Lewiston, Oct. 13, 1921, the only daughter of Elmer C. and Edna (Woodward) Gerrish. She was educated in local schools and represented Edward Little High School on the all-state field hockey team. She graduated from the University of Maine at Orono and attained her master’s degree in education from North Adams State College in North Adams, Mass.

On July 8, 1945, she married the Rev. Herbert Weeks, who predeceased her on Oct. 18, 2005, after 60 years of marriage. She taught school for many years at the secondary and post-secondary levels, until her retirement from the faculty of the then Kennebec Valley Vocational Technical Institute.

As she and her husband raised their family, they lived in several different places, as the Rev. Weeks served in several different churches in Maine and Massachusetts, but they eventually retired to this community and had been residents here since the mid-1980s. She was a longtime active member of the First Universalist (Unitarian Universalist) Church in Auburn.

Among her favorite enjoyments in her free time were doing genealogy and raising irises. She was an avid fan of the Red Sox and of competitive figure skating and for a time, had traveled all over the country attending several national and world figure skating championship events. She also loved singing and was a founding member of a Women’s Barber Shop Chorus, based in Waterville, known as the “Kenne-Belles.” She also sang for a time in a local quartet called the “Pleasant Notes.”

She was a loving, devoted and hard-working wife and mother who taught her family how to enjoy and be passionate about one’s favorite enjoyments in life while not taking oneself too seriously. She will be sadly missed.

She leaves her daughter, Arlyn Weeks and her companion, Dr. Forrest Foreman, of Scarborough; a son, E. Jonathan Weeks and his wife, Catherine, of Waterville; a brother, Dr. Everett Gerrish and his wife, Verna, of Grinnell, Iowa; two nieces; one nephew; and two grandnieces.

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