In Honor Of
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To know Evette Gilmore was to know love, compassion, support, strength, commitment, and perseverance, she exemplified all of these qualities and so much more. There was never a day when Evette wasn't speaking to you in her perky voice and asking "how was your family", "naming them one by one". As we watched her through the most difficult times of her life she never complained. We knew she was in pain but as long as she was pulling through, we pulled right along with her. Evette was a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, co-worker and a friend. She was a member of our ARS Family, to which we have all been blessed to have her in our lives and to call her our friend.
Evette battled with cancer for several years, many doctor's appointments, radiation treatments, and a number of medications. While faced with these obstacles, she still stood on faith. Her courage and determination always amazed our department, but it was through her that we were able to go through this with her. She showed us the way.
Evette was a member of the ARS family for over 10 years. She was a faithful employee, always taking classes to increase her abilities to provide service to our company in anyway she could. She was an advocate for the Race for the Cure, where she served as an ARS committee member, and worked to design the ARS Race for the Cure website. On race day, Evette was there, even if she wasn't able to walk, she was at the booth cheering everyone else on. She was a hard worker and team player that will be dearly missed and never forgotten.
Raizel's StoryTop | Previous
My Dear Mother
I don’t know where to start. When I was asked to write about my mother, I had to stop and think about it. There are so many things I would love to write about her, so I am going to try to write what I can. First, I would like to thank you all so much for what you have done for my mother in every way, from taking her to work, chatting with her, or even sharing coupons for stores. When she was really sick, you had her work at the front desk instead of her other hard work, yet still treated her the same. You also made her a goodbye party and came to the funeral.
When my mother was going through treatments her doctor told her to be active. In order to do that, she continued to work during this time. One reason she would say she continued was that she enjoyed the companionship of her peers. She knew that almost every day, someone would say something funny, or something silly would occur at work that would make her laugh and smile. It really meant a lot to her. Thank you so much for putting a smile on my mother’s face and making her laugh.
My mother loved you all so much and she enjoyed working with all of you. Even though my mother was taken away, always remember her and the times you spent with her.
With love and respect,
Kayla (her daughter)