October 25, 2023
Evelyn Dora Mix, 89, formerly from Hinsdale Mont., died peacefully surrounded by love, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, where she was residing in Glasgow, Mont.
Family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Hinsdale American Legion in Hinsdale with Pastor Doris Tollefson officiating. Burial will take place in Hillview Cemetery following the services.
Evelyn was born Jan. 17, 1934, in Homestead, Mont., to Emil and Alma (Frederick) Dalby. She was the second of eight children: John, Evelyn, Cora, Vernon, Melvin, Alvin, Cecil, and Nora.
Evelyn attended Glasgow Public Schools until quitting in the eighth grade to help care for her siblings and sick mother, Alma, after she was diagnosed with "milk leg."
Around the age of 15, Evelyn started working at Allen's cafe in Glasgow along with babysitting for close family and friends. When she was 17, she started working at the City Cafe in Glasgow. In September of 1957, she received a phone call from a gentleman by the name of Adrian, he said he worked with her dad, Emil, on the railroad and wanted to ask her on a date. Later it came to light that he would go in and watch her do dishes until he built the courage to ask her out. Dec. 16, 1957, behind the Fish and Game Building, at 12:15 a.m., Adrian proposed to Evelyn "Marry me now or forget it!" They wasted no time and were married on Feb. 9, 1958! She then moved in with Adrian on the farm they made their home and spent 50 years of marriage together, until his passing on Feb. 11, 2008. In their 50 years, they were blessed with five children: Adrian Earl Jr, Darwin William, Joyce Marie, Mabel Alma, and Margaret Lily.
After the passing of her husband, Evelyn resided on the family farm while being cared for by her daughter Joyce and then her granddaughter Adrianna until June of 2018. She had to have three stents put in, it was then the family decided it was time to move her in with her daughter Margaret in Poplar, Mont. In November of 2022, her health slowly started to decline and she moved in with her daughter Mabel in Glasgow to be closer and have more help from family, where she resided until she passed.
Evelyn enjoyed watching Days Of Our Lives, Family Feud, Another World, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy. She also loved word searches and playing "Go-Fish." She loved going anywhere that involved her grandkids, especially school sports, and attending their school concerts. She enjoyed road trips with her children and grandchildren. Anywhere Joyce went, she would tag along. Her nicknames from her grandkids were either "Tag-Along" "G-Ma" and "Crazy Lady."
Evelyn was a real homemaker, she hung her clothes (even in the winter) and enjoyed canning vegetables from her garden. She always made jam and was known for all of her homemade goodies, there was nothing she couldn't cook or bake.
Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband, Adrian; her parents, Emil and Alma Dalby; brothers Vernon, Melvin, Alvin and Cecil; brothers-in-law Roy Canen, Terry Zeiger, Orval Mix, Stanley Mix, and Peter Ruffatto; sisters-in-law Gladys Dalby and Betty Raffatto; grandchildren Andrew Farrar and Justin Leatherberry; nephews Terry Ruffatto and Sandy Ruffatto; and great-nephew Shawn Peacher.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Adrian (Jamie) Mix Jr., of Hinsdale, Darwin (Tammy) Mix, of Glasgow, Joyce (Dale) Leatherberry, of Hinsdale, Mabel Mix, of Glasgow, and Margaret (Earl Price) Mix, of Poplar; her siblings, John Dalby, Cora Canen and Nora Zeiger, all of Glasgow; sister-in-law Donna Mix, of Helena, Mont.; 15 grandchildren, David (Nicole) Mix, Brian (Tasha) Mix, Kristen (Nate) Lloyd, Adrianna (Charles Conley) Mix, Tyler (Tayler) Mix and Tj Moore, all of Glasgow, Cheyenne Farrar, of Malta, Wesley Leatherberry, of Hinsdale, Jacob (Misti) Mix and Samuel Mix, of Poplar, Austin Leatherberry and Echo (Jason) Azar, of Williston, N.D., Cassandra (Jim) Burns, of Makoti, N.D., Ethan (Julia Feakes) Mix, of Minot, N.D.; 28 great-grandchildren, Jordan C. Rennick, Jorden R., Ziva, RyLee, Emmah, and Elliot Mix, AJ and Chance Lloyd, Lilyanna Mix, Amari Conley, Rebel Mix, Aubrey Farrar, Jackson and Stella Moore, all of Glasgow, Tommi Mix, of Poplar, Jayden (Cami) and Bradyn Jacobsmeyer, Hayden, Taylon and Kayson Azar, of Williston, Haley, Harley, Seirra, Savannah, Bailey and Adrian Burns, of Makoti, Luna and Aurora Mix, of Minot, and more coming to bless the family; nieces and nephews Bruce Canen, Beth (Al) Banaszewski, Debbie (Roger) Crom, Ron (Janet) Canen, Brenda (Floyd) Peacher, Dan (Shantel) Zeiger, Cindy (Dan) Vegge, Carol (Burt) Stingley, Dennis (Trish) Mix, Chuck (Ramona) Mix, Darryl (Randi) Mix, and Cherl (Tim) Ady; and many cousins and great-nieces and nephews.
She was "Grandma Evelyn" to many many more that she adored and loved like her own.
Condolences may be left for the family at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Memorials in Evelyn's name be left to the Hinsdale Ambulance Fund.