Evelyn Buckley


October 24, 1930 - April 26, 2021


Evelyn Buckley, 90, of Mitchell, SD, died Monday, April 26, 2021, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. A private family funeral service will be held. Burial will be at American Legion Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Evelyn, born October 24, 1930 to Eli Fouts & Martha (Isackson) Fouts in Brookings Hospital, lived on a farm at Lake Campbell and went to country school. In the middle of 2nd grade, her family moved to a farm 1 ½ miles west of White, where she went to White Public School until junior year, when her family moved to Brookings. She graduated from Brookings High School.

She married Ray Buckley on June 6, 1953, at First Lutheran Church in Brookings. She had five boys: Gary, Devin, Alan, Ryan, & Chris. In December of 1963, her family moved to Mitchell.

Evelyn is survived by her sons, Devin Ray Buckley and Ryan (Stacy) Buckley both of Mitchell; granddaughters, Allison (AJ), Natalie (José), and Destiny Buckley; grandsons, Jason and Ben Buckley; great-granddaughter, Sara Rae Buckley; brother, Dennis (Helen) Fouts; sister-in-law, Donna Buckley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray; three sons, Gary, Chris, & Alan; parents; brother, Harold; two daughters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.


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Posted by John and Julie Anderson on May 21, 2021
We knew Ev and Ray through bowhunting back in the 50's and 60's. They were a wonderful couple and Ev was always friendly and gracious.
Posted by Dawn Hanson on May 7, 2021
Devin so sorry for your loss🙏
Posted by Paul Anderson on May 4, 2021
So sorry to hear of your Mom's death. She was always full of smiles and love for everyone.
Posted by Karen VanOverschelde on April 30, 2021
Thoughts and prayers Ryan and family🙏🙏🙏
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on April 29, 2021
So sorry to all of you for this sad loss . Evelyn will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know her . Send hugs and prayers !!
Posted by Mary Verzani on April 28, 2021
Sorry for the loss of your Mom. Prayers are with you.
Posted by Hollie karber on April 28, 2021
So very sorry for your loss! She was a wonderful lady!
Posted by Jason Vaughan on April 28, 2021
Sorry to here the passing of your mom, you guys are in my prayers
Posted by Vickie Gukeisen on April 28, 2021
So sorry for you lost, we always enjoyed Ray and Eve out at the farm, and wonderful babysitter.
Posted by Christeen Scheurenbrand on April 28, 2021
Prayers, thoughts and ((( hugs ))) to you all at this most difficult time ❤️💫
Posted by Don &Susie on April 27, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all May you find comfort in your many memories 💕
Posted by Lisa Herman Oelrich on April 27, 2021
Evelyn and Ray lived down the street from us growing up and was a wonderful neighbor. My thoughts are with her family.
Posted by Barb Dulaney on April 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss I worked with her at K mart May God bless you all Take care
Posted by Mary Hieb on April 26, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I always loved visiting with Evelyn at Special Olympic events when she would bring Alan. She will be greatly missed. May she Rest In Peace.
Posted by Deb Tilton on April 26, 2021
So sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Clark) on April 26, 2021
On behalf of the family of Rex and Lorraine Clark, please accept our deepest Condolences
Posted by Wes and Sherry Pierson on April 26, 2021
Our condolences. Evelyn was a great lady and we were fortunate to be friends with her and her family.
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