Evelyn was born on a farm near Almena, Wisconsin, on October 31, 1923, to Arthur* and Hazel Jensen.
In her junior year of high school (1940) at West Allis Central High School, she was a member of the “Forum Club,” probably organized for discussions of public affairs, as well as the “Forensic” club, probably organized for competitive speech and drama.
Below: Evelyn’s senior year awards, from her high school yearbook, “Wamago,” 1941
They were married on July 19, 1944.
Below is a picture of them just a few days later, on July 23, 1944, at the Hotel Bismarck in Chicago. (They’re the ones who are totally in love and can’t stop looking at each other.) The picture below that shows them a few years later, in 1946.
Evelyn died on November 22, 2016, at 5:24 pm, at Grace Pointe Commons in Cambridge, Minnesota.
* The 1930 census shows his name as John A. Jensen, the 1940 census as John Jensen. But Evelyn told me his name was Arthur, and I’m assuming that’s what he went by.