Evelyn Ladd, 84, of Garden City, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.
She was born Sept. 6, 1928, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Claude and Mildred Genevieve Gould Trombley.
On May 5, 1947, she married Ray E. Ladd in Garden City. He died Oct. 28, 2006. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Kenneth Ladd; and two brothers, Fred Trombley and Charlie Trombley.
A Garden City resident since the mid-1940s, Mrs. Ladd worked as an accountant at Brookover Feed Yard and at Renick's Soda Shop, and as a bookkeeper for the family business, Ladd Services. She also worked at Lee Richardson Zoo and she retired in the 1990s as a veterinary technician from Swords and Smith Animal Hospital. Her love of taking care of animals led her to raise big cats at her home. She also enjoyed cross stitch.
Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Guerrette of San Diego; a sister, Francisse Buckingham and her husband Sam of Prairie City, Iowa; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.
Visitation hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church, in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.