Eva Emily (Walter) Updike

Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project

(February 27, 1906 - October 11, 1978)


The Lusk Herald
October 19, 1978


Eva Updike service here

Mrs. Eva Emily Updike, 72, long- time resident of Osage, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Garhart of Fort Laramie on Wed. Oct. 11.

Funeral service was conducted here Saturday at the Peet Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Mary Bahmer officiating. Interment was in the Lusk Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Senior Citizens Center of Lusk.

Eva Updike was born Feb. 27, 1906, in Lagrange, Ind., daughter of Albert and Frances Gretencord Walter. She was educated in the Redwood Falls, Minn. and the Lusk schools. She was married to Richard Updike Sept. 17, 1924, in Newcastle.

Mrs. Updike came to Lusk in 1918 and moved to Osage in 1927 and lived there for 51 years. She and her husband operated a motel in Osage for 17 years. Mrs. Updike was interested in all types of needle work and spent many hours with it.

Survivors include the widower, Richard of Osage; three daughters, Mrs. Elverta Jones of Osage, Mrs. Virginia A. Jenkins of Upton, and Mrs. Evelyn Garhart of Ft. Laramie; a sister Emma C. Walter of Lusk; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Arrangements were by the Sutley Funeral Chapel of Torrington.




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