Wellfleet, MA., and Fort Fairfield -
Evelyn Schuster Pickard, longtime Wellfleet, MA, resident, died October 1, 2016, in Fort Fairfield, ME, at the age of 91. Evelyn, the daughter of Leslie Oliver Schuster and Mildred Amelia Frazier, was born in Wellfleet, MA, on March 23, 1925.
Member of the four person class of 1943, Evelyn married the love of her life, Floyd D. Pickard Jr., on January 20, 1950. The couple was married 51 years. Evie held many jobs during her lifetime: manager at The First National Store, helper at Lema's Grocery, unofficial Champion Oyster Shucker at the Boat House Fishmarket and clerk at The Wellfleet Pharmacy. None, however, were more important than the job of Mother to her six children, whom she loved deeply and was immensely proud of. Evie, with her incredible belly laugh, was always light-hearted, kind souled and precisely on time with her grandchildren's birthday cards. Along with her knack for silly gadgetry Christmas gifts, she could manage nearly a dozen bingo cards at once and whip unmanageable bedsheets into the most crisp hospital corners. While she dabbled in ceramics, she also enjoyed devouring the latest edition of Woman's World, watching her grandsons play hockey, holding her great grandchildren, chatting with her dear friend, Julie, listening to Country music, drinking tea and whistling along. She could be found most Thursday nights at Rookie's Pizza, though not ordering a pizza topped with mushrooms. She was a true "Wellfleetian" with a deep love for the town, the ocean, beaches and it's rhythm of life.
Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Floyd D. Pickard Jr.; four sisters, Marilyn Burgess, Shirley Smith, Janice Mello and Phyllis Schuster; and brother, Leslie Schuster. She is survived by her six children, Arna McNamee and Lana McNamee of Fort Fairfield, ME, Denise Patterson of Eastham, MA, Gina Sturtevant, Floyd Pickard III and Lloyd Pickard all of Wellfleet, MA; as well as 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Tuesday, October 4, 2016, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday October 5, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the United Parish Church, 4 Church Street, Fort Fairfield, with the Rev. Meg Hegemann officiating. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held at after the service in the church fellowship area. The interment service will be conducted Friday, October 7, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wellfleet, MA, with the Rev. Sandra Junier officiating. A reception will follow the interment at the Wellfleet Methodist Church. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mrs. Pickard to Hospice of Aroostook, 14 Access Highway, Caribou, ME 04736. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com.