Elizabeth Lunt Even, 74Elizabeth "Betty" Lunt Even, age 74, Bay City, Wis., died Feb. 19 at the family farm home after a 19-year progression of Lewy body dementia.
Elizabeth "Betty" Lunt Even, age 74, Bay City, Wis., died Feb. 19 at the family farm home after a 19-year progression of Lewy body dementia.
She was born Feb. 8, 1938, in Westbrook, Maine, the daughter of Theodore and Hazel Lunt. She grew up in Gorham, Maine, and received a B.A. degree in English from the University of Maine - Orono and a Master's degree in theatre at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. She taught high school English in Chelmsford, Mass.; St. Louis Park, Minn.; and Ellsworth, Wis. She will be remembered for 20 years of service to the English and drama programs at Ellsworth, where she co-directed and directed many skits and plays including Oklahoma, South Pacific, Wizard of Oz, Egg and I, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Velveteen Rabbit, Fiddler on the Roof, Dr. Seuss on the Loose, West Side Story, Seven Brides and Seven Brothers, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, An Evening With Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, and others. Betty loved to teach.
She married Nicholas Even in 1971. She is survived by her husband; her stepdaughter, Andrea (Peder) Christiansen, Hager City, Wis.; stepsons, Nicholas (Kylee) Even, Toowoon, New South Wales, Australia, and Theodore (Nancy) Even, Rochester, Minn.; a close step-nephew, Fredrick (Natie) Wester, Chandler, Ariz.; grandchildren; two sisters, Francis Flewelling, Presque Isle, Maine, and Dorothy Greenier, Pittsfield, Maine; one brother, John Lunt, Marblehead, Mass.
Preceding her in death were her father and mother.
Betty enjoyed the friendships of her extended family, her neighbors, her teaching colleagues, students, the First Methodist Church of Red Wing members, Joyful Noise Singers, Evening Star Quilters, Wisconsin Humanities Council, and Red Wing and Ellsworth book clubs. She greatly valued and maintained her relationship with her childhood girlfriends who she affectionately referred to as "The Gang."
Betty requested her body be given to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program, continuing her commitment to education beyond death.
A memorial service celebrating Betty's life will be held in the coming spring at the Even farm residence. It is tentatively set for June 23. A confirmation notice will be in the June obituary column.
Memorials are preferred to the Fairview Red Wing Hospice, PO Box 134, Red Wing, MN 55066.
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