Published 10:44 am Monday, December 7, 2020
Evelyn Ruth Tiffin of Walnut Cove died on July 29, 2020 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.
She was born in Hawaii on June 24, 1934 to Ruby Boles Tiffin and Dwight Wayne Tiffin, a career member of the U.S. Navy. She grew up in Long Beach, Calif., with her mother and step-father, Sam Franks, a retired sailor. She was a registered nurse who served six years in the US Army Reserves, including a deployment to Italy in 1967-68.
She and her mother lived in Mocksville with her grandmother Boles and family for extended periods of time while her father was deployed. She moved to Winston-Salem in 1999 to be near the Boles family, and then moved to Walnut Cove in 2005 to be near her cousins, Peggy and Rachel Boles.
She was preceded in death by her mother; her father who was killed in combat on Nov. 1, 1944 aboard the USS Anderson DD HL in Leyte Gulf; and her stepfather, Sam Franks. Sam’s service in the US Navy on the Yangtze River was depicted in the movie “Sand Pebbles.”
Survivors: cousins, Barbara Delong, Ruby Nell Carter, Iva Nell Boger, Nancy Tutterow, Johnny Webb and Vera Scobbyl and a special friend, Jonathan Tuttle, who kept regular contact with her at her home and who has now given a home to her furry companion, Shiloh.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 3:30 p.m. at the new cemetery of Jericho Church of Christ, 574 Greenhill Road, Mocksville, with Jack Lipsey officiating. She will be the first person interred in the new cemetery on the land she donated to the church.