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A birthday tribute to a long-time area resident

 

Last updated 3/16/2021 at 2:43pm

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Evelyn Kinnard (right) with her daughter Robin Russell.

Evelyn Kinnard, who has lived in Widefield since 1972, turns 87 on March 21. Her daughter Sharon spoke with me about Evelyn's life and history with the area. Born in Sugarland, Texas, Evelyn lived all over the world as a military spouse. Ultimately, even though Evelyn had planned on returning to Sugarland after her husband retired, the family decided to stay in Colorado.

"My father was in the Air Force at NORAD," Sharon explained. "He retired here and my mother fell in love with it... They loved Colorado."

Evelyn attended St. John's Baptist Church (902 South Prospect St. in Colorado Springs...



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