August 3, 1929 ~ July 9, 2021

Born in: Haverhill, MA
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Evelyn “Evie” J. Fitzsimmons, 91, passed away July 9, 2021. Survived by son, Clay (Donna) Fitzsimmons; daughters, Carol (Gary) McDonald and Thais (David) Magill; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Carol McCabe; and many dear friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred A. Fitzsimmons. Evie was born to George H. K. Nicol and Eva S. Nicol on August 3, 1929, in Merrimack, Mass., the oldest of four children. She graduated from Framingham State Teachers College and taught high school for three years before packing a bag, buying a car, and moving to Colorado to accept a job as a County Home Economics Agent in Cortez. It was there that she met Fred. They were married in 1957. They stayed in Colorado, but moved from Cortez, to Lamar, to Julesburg, to Fort Collins, and finally, to Pueblo where they stayed. During this time Evie wrote for local newspapers and established her career as a Social Worker, first in Fort Collins and then in Pueblo. After her retirement, she greatly enjoyed volunteer work with the United Methodist Church, the 211 Board, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center and the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. She and Fred also traveled to Alaska, Australia, Europe and all around the United States and Canada. Her greatest enjoyment came from visiting with friends and family. A gathering to honor and remember Evie will be held 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 31, 2021, in the Fireside Room at Vineland United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Community Care, 1920 Valley Dr., Pueblo, CO 81008 or www.sangre.org/donate-now2. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

Services

Life Celebration: July 31, 2021 2:00 pm

Vineland Methodist Church
1587 36th Lane
Pueblo, CO 81006


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  1. CandleImageMy parents, Lew and June Finlayson we’re friends if Fred and Evie through the VMCCA, and Model A clubs. While I was with my Dad after my mother passed, he often thought of and asked other friends about Evie. He had many fond memories of her and Fred and their travels with the old cars. I even took him by their house a couple of times to visit Evie after Fred’s passing. I know he would be sad to hear of Evie’s passing. My condolences to all of you. If you didn’t know, my Dad passed on September 4, 2018, just a few weeks after celebrating his 100th birthday.

  2. Dear Clay, Carol, and Thais,
    Having known your mom and Dad and all of you for as long as I can remember, I want to express my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Evie was a uniquely wonderful, interesting, graceful, and kind person. I have such fond memories growing up of getting together with you all and having so much fun. Both Evie and Fred were true and lifelong friends to my Mom and Dad and I feel blessed to have known them and and all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  3. I so enjoyed Evie being one of her tax clients. Always enjoyed talking with her. Always concerned about our well being and always sent us Thank you notes when her taxes were complete. Condolences to all her family. She was a great lady and will be missed.
    Jones-Urenda Accounting and Tax..

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