Evelyn A. Picard
Published: December 3, 2012
Evelyn A. Picard, of Cabot, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the age of 103. She was born Aug. 10, 1909, in Middleborough, Mass., the only daughter of the late Josias and Ida Forsberg Commeau. She is preceded in death by her devoted husband and Plymouth, Massachusetts High School sweetheart George H. Picard, and her brothers Lawrence and Robert. She is survived by her two sons; George and his wife Elizabeth of Cumming, Georgia; and Richard and his wife Gwenneth of Cabot, Ark.; eight grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Evelyn was one of the last real stay-at-home mothers. After marriage she never worked outside the home, she never possessed a driver's license, and the family never had bread baked outside the home. Born and raised in Massachusetts she and George lived in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Charleston, South Carolina, Erie, Pennsylvania, where George was a professional golfer, and Wexford, Penn., where he was Office Manager for the US Plywood Corporation in Pittsburgh. During all this time Evelyn preserved her New England accent and they both maintained a fervent desire to return to the Plymouth area, their ancestral home. In 1960 they retired to Carver, Massachusetts where George soon reentered the workforce as a Warehouse Manager with the Ocean Spray Corporation. Final retirement in 1974 found Evelyn busy with canning the fruits of George's extensive garden and completing numerous hand work projects for church and community. Failing health necessitated a move to Arkansas in 1997 to enter an assisted living facility where George passed away in 1998. Local arrangements are by Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home and Crematory (501) 982-2136. Interment will be next to George in the Plymouth, Mass. Vine Hills Cemetery. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com.