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Evelyn Flaig

Evelyn Flaig. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. — Evelyn Rhae Flaig, age 87, of San Mateo, California, passed peacefully on April 3, 2023, at her home in Lakeport, surrounded by family.

She was born April 24, 1935, in St. Joseph, Missouri to Ray and Marvina Jensen.

The family, including her sister Norma, moved to Indiana in 1942. At the age of 10, she moved to Arizona with her parents.

In 1960, she moved to California, and met the love of her life, Ray Flaig, and they married a few months later on April 29, 1961.

They raised five children in San Mateo and became business owners in Los Altos while welcoming 15 grandchildren.

After retiring to their family vacation home in Lakeport, they added five great-grandchildren to the party.

Over the years, Evelyn enjoyed many hobbies, loved sailing, traveled the world, was PTA president, sold Tupperware and touched many, providing daycare services to neighborhood kids.

She will be greatly missed by all.

She is survived by her husband, Ray; her five children, David (Denise), Michael, Jenny Schmidt (Steve), Curtis (Kelly) and Suzanne Shepard (Jim); 15 grandchildren, Heidi Flaig, Erika Flaig, Kyle McDowell, Chad McDowell, Holden Flaig, Tyler Schmidt (Heather), Zachary Schmidt, Emily McIlhaney (Danny), Brandon Flaig, Paige Flaig, Kayla Flaig, Kyle Parker, Quintin Shepard, Alexis Lleras (Brayan) and Madelynn Shepard; five great-grandchildren, Sean McDowell, Lucy McDowell, Lincoln McDowell, Brooklyn Schmidt and Olivia McIlhaney.

Graveside services were held at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto on Monday, April 10.

Donations may be made to her neighborhood HOA for a memorial in her honor: Evelyn Flaig, Lands’ End HOA, P.O. Box 804, Lakeport, CA 95453.

Care entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary FD1336, 707-263-0357, or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com.

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