Evelyn Theresa Purcell

Nov 5, 1941 - May 24, 2012


PURCELL, Evelyn Theresa
(Nee Nguyen Hong Van)
On May 24, 2012, Evelyn Purcell passed away peacefully at the age of 70. Survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Stephen Purcell; son Andrew; grandsons, Austin and Brandon; sister Caroline; and brother Nguyen The Lau, both of Australia; and 29 nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Andre Nguyen Van Vung, Nguyen Van Ben and Nguyen Thanh Dai; and her son Sean Bela Purcell. Formally of San Anselmo, CA, Evelyn resided for the past 29 years in Elk Grove. Evelyn enjoyed country western and ballroom dancing as well as travelling with her husband Stephen. Recent trips included Italy, France, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Turk & Caicos and the Bahamas. Evelyn retired in 2007 from Franchise Tax Board at which she had many cherished friends. Visitation and Rosary will take place at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary Chapel, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd., in Elk Grove at 6pm on Thursday, May 31 with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church, 5961 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento at 10am on Friday, June 1. Interment will follow at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park in Elk Grove. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Evelyn’s favorite charities: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , The American Diabetes Association , The American Cancer Society or the Salvation Army.

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