Evelyn Burhoe Page, of Ashby Ponds, Ashburn, Va., and formerly of South Bristol, passed away March 8, 2019.
She was born to Eleanor Barris Burhoe and Richards Holmes Burhoe on Dec. 22, 1936 in Winchester, Mass. She graduated from Reading High School in 1955 and attended the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), Class of 1959.
Having relocated to the St. Paul/Minneapolis area, she became a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines, where she met airline pilot and future husband, Michael K. Page Sr. of Charlotte, N.C. Evelyn and Michael met in February of 1960 and were married at Dwight Chapel on the campus of Yale University on June 11th of that year.
In 1962, the Pages relocated to Leesburg, Va. with their infant daughter, Susan. As a young mother, Mrs. Page served as a “Pink Lady” and advisor to Candy Stripers at Loudoun Memorial Hospital.
In 1968, Mrs. Page fulfilled a lifelong dream and moved with her husband and three children to a small farm outside Leesburg, Va. where she combined her love for nature and her passion for horses.
An avid sports woman and equestrian, she competed in tennis tournaments and area equestrian events. She traveled often with her husband on their boat and enjoyed touring the country in their RV, visiting family in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas.
She was a prolific painter and sculptor who spent her last years creating her art in a small studio at her home in South Bristol.
She is survived by two brothers (Richards Holmes Burhoe Jr. and John Tilson Burhoe) her husband of 59 years (Michael K. Page Sr.), her three children and their spouses: Susan Page Chumley (spouse Jeffery), Michael Kelly Page Jr. (spouse Lori), Christopher Barris Page (spouse Diana), foster son Charles Robert Harden (spouse Sue), several grandchildren and her beloved dog Oscar.
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