PRESQUE ISLE - Evelyn M. Kok, 91, passed away peacefully in Presque Isle, April 26, 2014 with her husband and her niece by her side. Evelyn was born in Belmont, MA, April 11, 1923, the daughter of Anton and Cora (Wing) Olsen.
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She went to public schools in the area and studied commercial art. She and her husband, Jan Kok have lived in Presque Isle since 1951. They summered in Stonington from 1972 to 2010. Evelyn was widely known for her paintings, drawings, crafts, teaching no-singers to sing, and for her performances with Jan Kok for schools and civic organizations.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, Jan Kok, their son, "Mac" in Fort Collins, Colorado, Mac's wife, Peggy Tsai Kok, their children, Ada and Aaron, and by Evelyn's niece, Christina Shipps in Stonington.
A "Celebration of Evelyn's Life" is planned for this summer in Stonington, and in Presque Isle. A celebration will be announced in the near future. Donations may be made to the "Jan and Evelyn Kok Scholarship Fund," University of Maine at Presque Isle, 181 Main St., Presque Isle, ME 04769-2888. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com
Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 29, 2014