Evelyn Alberta PridmoreApril 12, 1939 ~ October 23, 2017 (age 78)
Evelyn Alberta Pridmore passed away in her home early Monday morning October 23, 2017. She was 78 years old and had lived in the Napa Valley for 69 years.
Evelyn was born at Victory Hospital in Napa on April 12, 1939 to Margaret and Everett Bellani. She was raised with her sister, Donna, in St. Helena. They grew up in the house on the corner of Main Street and Charter Oak Avenue (now known as Farmstead Long Meadow Ranch).
Evelyn attended Ursuline Elmhurst Academy where she had wonderful memories of her relationship with The Reverend Mother Peter. She also enjoyed attending and graduating from St. Helena High School in 1957. Other childhood memories would include being a Rainbow Girl, a St. Helena High School Pom Pom girl, attending school dances and showing her horses, Buttons and Sky Baby.
After high school Ev left Napa Valley to attend a cosmetology school in Reno. She later returned in 1967 and became employed by Queen of the Valley Hospital where she worked in Sterile Processing. She proudly worked there for 40 years. Evelyn married Chuck Pridmore in 1983 and they were married for 24 years until he passed away in 2007.
Ev had a life-long love for music. She enjoyed listening to Motown, Country, Gospel, Big Band, and Swing. She also had a life-long love for her pets. Ev always had at least one dog and her pets were all treated like they were her children. Above everything else, her greatest love in her life was for her family. She will be greatly missed and remembered for her generosity, her quick wit, and her abundant love.
She is survived by her two daughters Joan Perez (Kim) and Rene Hall (John). Evelyn was fondly called Nonnie by her five grandchildren, Ben Perez (Sarah), Heather Bartlett, Joy Dahl (Kevin), John Hall (Jennifer), Noel Fradella (Ian), and by her seven great grandchildren.
There will be a private service and celebration of life held with her immediate family. Due to her love for pets and her battle with diabetes any donations that would like to be made on behalf of Evelyn can be made to ASPCA or Juvenile Diabetes.