Evelyn Martin Ellingson died June 15 at her residence in Oak Ridge.
She was born May 31, 1919, in Cullman, Ala., to Dr. James C. Martin and Louise Reinstadler Martin.
Evelyn attended the University of Alabama from 1937 to 1941, and so began her unwavering love of the Crimson Tide. Upon receiving her bachelor’s degree in business administration, she came to Oak Ridge and was hired as the 179th employee at the Tennessee Eastman Co., where she worked in the accounting department.
It was there in Oak Ridge that she met Idaho native Bob Ellingson, and they were later married in 1945, spending 64 years together before his death in 2009. [Read more…]