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Evelyn Christine Dorman

Evelyn Christine Dorman, age 61, died on February 25, 2017 at her home in Gainesville, Florida. A fourth-generation Gainesville native, she spent most of her life in her home town taking care of people. She was a registered nurse, and well-suited for this profession due to her sincere empathy for others. Evelyn lovingly provided around-the-clock care at the end of her mother’s life, and took care of her father and his second wife for over ten years. She was creatively gifted, and her artistic flair was evident in her paintings, drawings, and in the beautiful clothing that she designed and sewed by hand while a student at Valdosta State College. Evelyn was highly passionate, intelligent, opinionated, and independent. She was honest, even when it was inconvenient to be so, and fiercely loyal. Evelyn enjoyed walking on the beach and was an avid reader. She also had an adventurous streak that may not have been evident to those who did not know her well: Evelyn was a certified scuba diver, an experienced kayaker, learned how to fly an airplane, and even went sky-diving. Twice! She loved animals, particularly dogs, and thought that “fur babies” were more loving and kind than many people. Evelyn’s quick wit and dry sense of humor will be especially missed by those who loved her.
Evelyn is predeceased by: her parents, Henry Lafayette Dorman and Martha Cobb Dorman, both of Gainesville, FL, and her brother Henry Steven Dorman (Gina) of Fruitville Heights, UT. She is survived by her sister, Connie Clemente (John) of Houston, TX; her brother Rob Dorman (Joyce) of Augusta, GA; her sister Mary Jewell Dorman of Tampa, FL; her sister Sandra Brey (Paul) of Chapel Hill, NC; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. For those who wish, memorial tributes may be made to the Alachua County Humane Society, 4205 NW 6th St, Gainesville, FL 32609, or at alachuahumane.org.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!