Evalyn Margaret Wood of Orleans died on June 15, 2020, holding the hand of her devoted daughter, Margaret “Peggy” McClellan of Wellfleet. She was 101.
A remarkable, talented, and humble person, Evalyn was born Jan. 15, 1919 in Chicago, the daughter of Elizabeth (James) and Irving Farr.
A military bride, Evalyn married the late Bill “Buddy” Wood, with whom she shared many adventures for 52 years.
Evalyn traveled widely and lived in Littleton, Shirley, and Dunedin, Fla.
She was a respected watercolorist. Her paintings are hanging in many homes and public spaces in the towns where she lived, and she received many awards for her art.
In Florida, she was a member of the Tarpon Springs Art Association and the Crystal Beach Plein Air Painters, and she taught at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center. In Massachusetts, she painted many Cape Cod scenes. Her favorite subjects were the boats in Wellfleet Harbor. She had a slightly abstract style and an imaginative use of color, especially soft pink and blue, which was her favorite color.
Even when advanced age robbed her of sight, she kept herself entertained and informed with audible books.
Besides her husband, Evalyn was predeceased by two brothers, Kenny Farr of Toms River, N.J., and Irving Farr of Ponte Vedra, Fla., and by two daughters, Nancy Wood of Jamestown, R.I., and Jenny Wood of Truro. In addition to her daughter Peggy, she leaves her daughter Elizabeth M. Wood of Clearwater, Fla., six adoring grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Perkins Library in the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beacon St., Watertown 02472.
A service for Evalyn will take place at noon on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans.
For online condolences visit nickersonfunerals.com.