Evelyn M. (Frain) Tyler

She is clothed with strength and dignity;

she can laugh at the days to come.

She speaks with wisdom,

and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

Her children arise and call her blessed;

her husband also, and he praises her:

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;

but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Honor her for all that her hands have done,

and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

  • – Proverbs 31:25-26, 28, 30-31

Evelyn Margaret (Frain) Tyler, 89 years of age and longtime resident of Newport, N.H., passed away on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at New London Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Evelyn was born on April 25, 1924 and spent her childhood growing up in Elizabeth, N.J. and in Saranac Lake. She also spent time living in Virginia, northern New York, and finally retired to New Hampshire. Evelyn was an accomplished musician who majored in piano performance at the Julliard School of Music in New York City. Her children and grandchildren all have fond memories of sitting beside her at her piano.

Evelyn was a devoted mother and grandmother, who was dedicated to caring for others. Known for her patient and gentle spirit, she was slow to judge and was generous with others around her. She was an active member for 30 years at St. Patrick’s Church in Newport, N.H.

Evelyn spent the last years of her life living at Maple Manor and later at Woodlawn Care Center in Newport N.H. She enjoyed many years of friendship with others in her town and church communities and will be greatly missed. Her resilience and strength through hardship in her life, as well as her steadfast and selfless spirit, were admired by her friends and family and will be remembered.

She is survived by her seven daughters: Barbara Black of Orange, Mass., Ginny Repsher of Charlestown, N.H., Carol Reed of Franklin, N.H., Patricia Tyler of San Lorenzo, Calif., Jeanette Rabichow of Chicago, Ill., Peggy Tyler of Fairport, and Mary Boyea of Newbury, N.H.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Leonard Tyler and her dear son, Thomas Tyler.

Burial will be held at 1 p.m. today at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Saranac Lake. A memorial service for Evelyn will be held at St. Patrick’s Church in Newport, N.H. later in the week for family, friends and community members who wish to celebrate Evelyn’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the National Shrine of St. Jude, 205 West Monroe St, Chicago, IL, 60606 in honor of Evelyn.

To sign an online guestbook, visit www.chadwickfuneralservice.com.