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Evelyn Joyce Kafura

Posted 2023-09-17 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald on Sep. 17, 2023 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Evelyn Joyce Kafura, 91, of Lake Havasu City, passed away on Aug. 31,
2023. She was born on July 16, 1932.

Evelyn is survived by her daughters Jackelyn Daugherty (Tom), of Topock,
Holly Kafura (Mitch Gauthier), of Orlando, Florida, sons John (Sandy),
of Muskego, Wisconsin, Charles, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Peter (Josie) of
Milwaukee, and Paul of Elkhorn, Wisconsin. She was also a loving
grandmother to Kate Ziedman (Matt), Melanie Page (Jason), Joe (Stephanie
Sherer-Johnson), Cassie Buckner (Richard), John (Megan), Frank (Morgan
Davis), Maxine, and Dale. She was loved by her great-grandchildren
Zander, Klay, and Sophia Ziedman.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband John, parents Sam and Mamie,
brothers Richard, James, and Ed, and sisters Helen, Naomi, and Gloria.
Evelyn ventured into business with her husband John, opening Bakers Pool
Supply. They owned three stores in Franklin, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and
Appleton, Wisconsin. She was the guiding force in the business.

She was proud of her Scottish heritage. Evelyn was a lifetime member of
the House of Burnett Scottish Family Association as well as a Convenor
at the Scottish Highland Games in Long Beach, California, Ventura,
California, Prescott, Arizona, and Phoenix.

She loved to travel and explore new places. Evelyn's passion for
adventure took her to various destinations, where she created cherished
memories. Her last cruise vacation was to Alaska in March 2022 with her
daughters and dear friend Dolores.

A funeral mass will be held for Evelyn at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic
Church on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. A rosary is set for 11 a.m. followed
by mass.

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