Evelyn (Eeuwkje) de Jager of Accord, NY passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Golden Hill Health Care Center. She was 102 years old. Evelyn was born on May 4, 1911 in Friesland, Netherlands; she was the daughter of Eeltje and Akke van der Kooij.
Evelyn along with her husband Arthur emigrated from the Netherlands to the United States in 1957. They moved from Vermont to Southern New York, eventually settling in Accord in 1966 at the Mohonk View Farm. She was very active on the dairy farm being the bookkeeper for many years. Evelyn was an avid reader who also enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and gardening.
Mrs. de Jager was predeceased by her husband, her brother and sister and her great-grandchildren Christian and Michelle.
Evelyn is survived by her children; Akke de Jong and her husband Jan of the Netherlands, George de Jager and his wife Ann of Smithville Flats, NY, Elbert de Jager and his wife Wilma of Accord, NY and Jannigjen Gockel and her husband Louis J. of Glendale, Arizona. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visiting will be held on Friday, September 20th from 6-8pm at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd Street, Kerhonkson. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday at 11am at the Goshen Christian Reformed Church, 2440 State Rt. 17A, Goshen, NY followed by a graveside service at 4pm at Benton Bar Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Evelyn’s name to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214 or Redeemer Broadcasting, P.O. Box 1520, Olivebridge, NY 12461