Memories of Evelyn Miller

This blog is dedicated to the memory of our granddaughter, Evelyn Celeste Miller. Evey went missing July 1st and her body was recovered July 6th from the Cedar River near Floyd, Iowa. This venue will help celebrate the wonder that she was and also post up-to-date information on the wait for justice. If you have any information about the crime please contact the Floyd County Sheriff's Office at 1-641-228-1821 or e-mail me directly.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Evelyn's Obituary

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 12:03 PM CDT
Evelyn C. Miller (1999-2005)

CHARLES CITY — Memorial services for Evelyn Celeste Miller, 5, of 1781 Quarry Road, Apartment #4 in Charles City, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday (July 14, 2005) in Charles City at the Congregational Church, 502 N. Jackson St., with the Rev. Phil Corr officiating.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 2 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Charles City at the Congregational Church at the address above.

Those wishing to extend memorials or expressions of sympathy may direct them to the Evelyn C. Miller Memorial Fund, First Security Bank and Trust, 809 Clark St., Charles City, IA 50616
Thoughts, condolences and stories may be e-mailed to the family on the Web site.

Andrew J. Christie and Noel L. Miller welcomed their beautiful daughter, Evelyn Celeste Miller, into the world at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City on Aug. 22, 1999. She immediately stole their hearts and continued to delight them, as their only daughter, throughout the following five years.

"Evey," as she was lovingly nicknamed by her family and close friends, was a little girl who could "melt your heart" with her infectious smiles and giggles. She was a very intelligent kindergarten student at Washington Elementary School in Charles City and was excited to reveal to all that she would be entering first grade in the fall. Evelyn often professed that she was especially fond of reading and recess at school and playing with her friends.

Evelyn was a "sugar and spice" kind of girl! She loved playing with her Barbie dolls, My Little Pony and Disney Princesses. Evelyn treasured her fun time while pretending in her "dress up" clothes, dancing ("shaking her booty") to the tunes of "Funky Town" or "Shake, Shake, Shake," going swimming, riding her bike and collecting Polly Pocket dolls and Care Bears. Her favorite color was blue, and her favorite book, which she read over and over, was "If You Give a Pig a Pancake."

Evelyn's parents claim their daughter had a creative mind and spirited nature. She exhibited many pieces of her handwork in paintings, drawings and clay. Evelyn often challenged her family and friends to a good game of "Candyland" and "Pretty, Pretty Princess." She was a great mother's helper in assisting with folding clothes and entertaining her three little brothers. When having the opportunity to purchase a special treat at the store, Evelyn would most likely choose gummy bears, a candy necklace, baby bottle pops, a ring pop or licorice, professing, "she didn't much like chocolate!"

Evelyn's dad revealed that he will always have wonderful memories of time spent with his daughter at his home as they together cooked snacks and meals and spent time just fixing things around the garage. To further enhance Evelyn's blooming interests, he attached a ballet bar in her bedroom so that Evey could dress in her leotards and practice being a ballerina.

Evelyn will forever be cherished and sadly missed by her family and friends who shared in her short but full life.

She is survived by her parents, Andrew "Andy" and Lindsey Christie of Waterloo and Noel Miller and her fiance#, Casey Frederiksen of Charles City; her three younger brothers, Gabriel and Damian Frederiksen, both of Charles City, and Wesley Christie of Waterloo; her grandparents, Diane Miller of Charles City, Richard and Linda Christie of Des Moines, David and Janice Weston of Nashua, Dennis King of Charles City, and Mark and Sandy Kuykendall of Floyd; her great-grandparents, Ada Day of Yreka, Calif., James and Betty Wright of Knoxville, Tenn., Donald and Rosie Carnagey of Collinsville, Okla., and Edna King of Marble Rock.
Evelyn also will be greatly missed by her great-great-grandparents, Violet Woodall of Janesville, Iowa, and Ophelia Watts of Bartlesville, Okla.; her aunts, uncles and cousins, Alithya Runyan, Destiny, Boe and Luke, Irene Miller, Mark Miller, Dawn Miller, Autumn Miller, Steven Christie, Tina (Jeff) Spears and Marley Jane, Jeremiah Christie, Shane (Desiree) Carnagey, Zachary Weston, Niki (Lewis) Litzel, and Alena and Brandi (Joe) Hoffman; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Preceding Evelyn in death is her grandfather, Terry Miller.


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