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Evelyn Bernice Tanner

08/24/1927 - 05/28/2022
Service Date: 06/07/2022
Service Time: 9:30 am
Service Location: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona- 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85204

Evelyn Bernice Tanner, 94, was called home to her Heavenly Parents on May 28, 2022, after a brief illness.

Born August 24, 1927, in Salt Lake City, UT to Horace Earl Pipkin and Alta Whitney Pipkin. Evelyn was a caring and loving individual who touched the lives of all who knew her. She loved doing research on her tablet and continued until her illness prevented her from doing so.

She married Norman Coy Tanner in 1944 and raised three loving children. As well as being a full-time homemaker, Evelyn was a lifelong, active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served many callings in the wards she attended in Mesa, Central, Prescott Valley, AZ and St. George, UT. She was a talented artist, sculptor, and seamstress, making her own clothing up into her 90’s.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter Michel Medlyn (Ken), granddaughters, Shari Celeste Hanson (Paul), Christina Michele Maxwell, Kimberly Kay Ross, Debra Lynn Hicks, Stephanie Kay Stahl (Clint) and Katherine Denise Kerstetter; grandson Brain John Helquist, son-in-law John Helquist, 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Survivors also include sisters Joyce Carlisle, Retha Amadio (John), Ellen Jones (Lawrence) and Sharon Pipkin, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, Horace Earl Pipkin and Alta Whitney Pipkin, her husband, Norman Coy Tanner, and daughters Norlene Gae Helquist and Vicki Ann Kerstetter, and grandson Robert Lee Hicks.

Graveside services will be June 7, 2022, at 9:30 am, at the National Cemetery located at 23029 N. Cave Rd. in Phoenix, AZ, where Evelyn will be interred next to her husband.



Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



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