Evelyn (Evie) Ann (Shippy) Fiske, 78, of Fullerton, California, the daughter of Charles S. and Esther A. Shippy, was born in Newton, Iowa, on June 12, 1937 and passed away peacefully in Fullerton on March 25, 2016 with her family by her bedside.
Evie grew up in Davenport, Iowa and graduated from high school there in 1955. She and Ronald S. Daniel were married in 1957. Ron is the father of her two children, Scott & Julie. Evie received an Associate of Arts Degree from Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa in 1957, a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Cal Poly, Pomona in 1971 and 1978 respectively.
She worked as a clerk and a secretary from1957 to 1964. She taught a total of 28 years in the Rowland Unified School District: Killian Elementary School from 1971 to 1982 with students in the Talented and Gifted Program and Alvarado Junior High where she taught Math from 1982 to 1999. She retired with honors in June, 1999.
Evie was an avid reader who liked gardening, crocheting, Sudoku and other puzzles along with cooking and decorating. She was an active member of the Methodist Church and the Arboretum in Fullerton.
Evie was preceded in death by her parents, her brother David, and her daughter Julie. She is survived by her husband of almost 39 years, Thomas S. Fiske; her son Scott (Margie); her grandchildren Jessica, Rebecca Hernandez (Freddy); and Cameron Daniel. In addition she is survived by two step children, Jeffrey Fiske and Holly Fiske Pizzo (Dennis). There are two step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Also she is survived by her identical twin sister, Ellie Closson (Jim) and three nephews: Cal (Sharron), Brad, and Jeff Closson and their children and families. She is also survived by her brother’s children, niece Ann (Shippy) Hatton (Rick) and nephew, David Shippy (Leslie) and children.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Fullerton First United Methodist Church on April 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm.
Burial was held by the immediate family at Loma Vista Memorial Park on April 1, 2016.
Contributions in memory of Evelyn A. Fiske may be made to the Fullerton Arboretum or directly to Scott C. Daniel, who is providing an Arboretum bench in Evie’s name. Scott’s address is 946 Rodeo Rd, Fullerton, CA 92835. The Arboretum’s address is 1900 Associated Rd, Fullerton, CA 92831, or http://www.fullertonarboretum.com/