Evelina Coulson succumbed to complications due to dementia on the evening of Wednesday May 31st in Albuquerque, NM at the age of 86. She was survived by her only daughter Cynthia, son-in-law Dennis Howard, grandson Colin Howard, and sister Imelda. Evelina is reunited in Heaven with her husband JC Coulson, brother Hector Garza, and grandson Tristan Howard.
Evelina was born and grew up in south Texas. After graduating high school, she went to San Antonio where she met JC Coulson. They were married in 1957 and a year later had their only child. In 1965 the family moved to Albuquerque where her husband became a successful business owner and entrepreneur. She became a widow in 1982 and never remarried.
Since High School Evelina worked off and on as a bookkeeper for the YWCA in San Antonio and later part time and seasonally at Woolco in Albuquerque. After her husband passed away, she worked as a teller for the racetrack at Expo New Mexico then later became a bank teller. She enjoyed sewing and knitting until she was diagnosed with glaucoma. She loved to dance and listen to music. She especially liked Elvis and Patsy Cline. She was proud to be from the state of Texas. Letting everyone know that, in her opinion, Texas was the best state of all.
Evelina had a long battle with dementia first being diagnosed with mild symptoms in 2011. The condition progressed and started to affect her daily life by 2019 worsening with the social isolation from Covid in 2020 and 2021. Even with family checking on her daily by December of 2021 she entered a memory care facility ordered by the doctors to maintain her safety. After the passing of her grandchild Tristan her memory started to fade, then her body started giving out, ultimately being placed into hospice care in February of 2023.
Services will be held on Monday, June 19th at Annunciation Catholic Parish. A rosary and meditative prayer will begin at 10:00 am followed by a funeral service at 10:30 am. The burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday June 21st at Gate of Heaven Cemetery on Paseo del Norte and Wyoming.
Now she has been reunited with the ones that preceded her; those who she missed and longed to be with again. She is dancing and happy with the ones she loves, most likely in a field of blue bonnets.
Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of
Trujillo Family Funeral Home
“Our Family Serving Yours”