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Evelyn Messinger

February 5, 1926 - November 13, 2020

Life Legacy

Evelyn Messinger was called home to be with the Lord on November 13, 2020. She was 94 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Duane Messinger.

Born on February 5, 1926 in Belfast, Northern Ireland to parents David and Annie McIlwain, Evelyn was the youngest of 10 siblings. She was a member of and attended Manor Baptist Church in San Leandro for many years. Evelyn left Ireland for America in 1954, where she met he love of her life, Duane. They were married on June 12, 1954 at the San Lorenzo Community Church in San Lorenzo, CA. She worked in the banking industry from 1954 until she retired in 1995.

Evelyn is survived by her two children, Duane Messinger II of Petaluma and Diane (Messinger) Cudiamat of Hayward; three grandchildren Ashley Cudiamat, Samantha Cudiamat, and Matthew Messinger; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; and many other loving family members and friends.

Evelyn loved to do crossword puzzles, knit, and crochet. She was an advent animal lover and a big fan of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. But most of all, she loved spending time with family. She will always be remembered as the most loving Mother and Grandmother.

The world may feel a little more gray without her here, but all of our lives are brighter for having known her. She will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Manor Baptist Church, 1845 Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo, CA 94579.

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