Evelyn Westarp Spearman

Profile Updated: June 18, 2019
Evelyn Westarp
Residing In Charlotte, NC USA
Spouse/Partner Jerry Spearman
Occupation American Airlines customer service at CLT airport.
Children Four legged children only.
Two cats-Buddy Boy and Sister Sara.
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Most of the time I avoid mentioning I work for the airlines because I hear how horrible we were when we lost your bag or how ugly the flight attendants were. I work at the airport customer service desk and hear this stuff all day long. Though most customers are very nice. Been at this for 33 years and looking longingly toward retirement. Yes our recent long slew of mechanical cancellations have been overwhelming. Our mechanics union is having a face off with management to the expense of us agents on the front line as well as our customer’s business and vacation plans. I hope they can remember what happened to Eastern Airlines. Maybe I’ll be forced into retirement faster sooner than I can afford. Hope they get their issues straightened out before another bankruptcy.

I’ve been best friends for 40 years with my first job’s workmates at American Express Travel at SouthPark mall. We’ve been through the births of our kids and grandkids, our marriages and remarriages, deaths of parents and friends as well as celebrating our retirements. I’m the only one still working. We have made 2 trips a year to everywhere. We either drive or fly. We traveled as close by as Myrtle Beach, Jugtown and Fort Mill. We’ve been as far away as Alaska, Paris and Tuscany. Our sisterhood is one of my proudest accomplishments.

I’ve been tinkering with my hobby of researching genealogy for a long time. Some of us find it fascinating. Other people think it’s weird to be obsessed with dead people. I am first generation American, where my Dad emigrated to the US from Germany and my Mom from Indonesia via Holland. So I am all for creating a swift, legal immigration process and path to citizenship for dreamers. My Dad came to the US first. When he went to college in Holland and married my Mom, she had to wait nine months before entry because of the strict US quota system even though she married an American citizen. My Dad joked that that was the happiest nine months of their marriage. Many reforms are needed. My Dad passed away in 2002. I’m caretaker for my 94-year-old who lives just a mile away in CLT.

I was born on February, 17, 1957 at Memorial hospital in CLT. Now the hospital looks like the Hilton with fountains, valet parking and security guards. I’ve also lived in Chapel Hill; Dallas, TX; Cary, NC before returning to CLT in 1996. I’m here to stay. We even have paid-for cemetery plots at our church’s cemetery.

School Story

South Meck 1972-1975
UNC 1975-1979 BA in Poli Sci.

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Jun 18, 2019 at 7:54 PM

Many thanks to Angie Burke Kaiser whose enthusiastic work throughout the years has kept our names listed and up-to-date. You go girl!

Jun 18, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Remembering Charlotte artist Lee Baumgarten

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Remembering Charlotte artist Lee Baumgarten

It’s with incredible sadness and disbelief that we learned that Lee Baumgarten passed away on May 9. Lee was the artist who brought our Embrace sculpture to its completion. He generously stepped in when we lost Leslie Scott two years ago and he adopted the project, insisting on completing it just as she had envisioned it, knowing that this sculpture deserved an important place in this city. Lee worked tirelessly to complete Embrace in time for the unveiling, even braving the cold and rain to set each tile.

We are deeply saddened that Lee won’t be present to unveil his latest creation that will adorn Monroe Road at MoRA Point. He was truly instrumental in the transformation of our neighborhood.

Lee was always teaching, encouraging young artists, supporting art. He was a good friend of MoRA’s. We are deeply saddened by his loss, both for ourselves and for the art community, and we are keeping his family in our thoughts.

Jun 18, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Calvin Timothy Grice (1957 - 2016)

Calvin Timothy Grice passed away September 29, 2016 after a short but valiant battle with a neurological disorder. Tim was born on September 27, 1957 in Charlotte, NC; a true native "Charlottean". Tim graduated from South Mecklenburg High School in 1975 and went on to graduate from Western Carolina University in 1979. Tim worked in Sales for his entire career. He had an esteemed career at Wykoff Ink before starting his own business, Formula One Coat-ings. He ended his career working with his best friend, Jeff Black, at Manufacturer's Associates of NC, Inc. He was a devoted Salesman and enjoyed meeting new people. Tim also enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. Tim is survived by his daughters, Meredith Grice Neal (Christopher) of Richmond, VA; Jacy Grice of Charlotte; one grandson, Parker Neal of Richmond, VA; his brother, Thomas Bruce Grice Jr. (Suzanne) of Charlotte; his nieces Lauren Sabella (Nick) and Mary Cameron Grice and one nephew, Harrison Grice all of Charlotte. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Bruce Grice Sr. and Frieda Hancock Grice. A Celebration of Life luncheon will be held at Red Rocks on Saturday at 3:30 PM. A memorial service will be held at Avondale Presbyterian Church on Sunday at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Tim to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service; please share condolences online at www.hankinswhittington.com

Published in Charlotte Observer on Oct. 9, 2016

Jun 18, 2019 at 4:33 PM

 
 

Yvonne Christy Dion 


Yvonne Christy Dion FARMINGTON, CT - Yvonne Christy Dion, after a long illness, died peacefully with her family by her side on July 21, 2017 in Farmington, CT. She was born January 6, 1958 in Rutherfordton, NC and was a longtime resident of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Christy was an artist and innovative designer. She is survived by her son, Bonner, daughter, Aylah, and father, Don. Plans are underway for a celebration of her life locally in Charleston for close friends and associates. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

Jun 18, 2019 at 4:33 PM

 

Sharon Williams White

January 1, 1957 - October 18, 2018

Sharon Williams White passed away at NOVANT, Harris Hospice House on 10/18/2018 in Charlotte, NC.

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Sharon Williams White passed away at NOVANT, Harris Hospice House on 10/18/2018 in Charlotte, NC.

 

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Jun 18, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Michael Anthony Reid

Michael Anthony Reid

May 19, 1958 - October 31, 2015

Fountain, North Carolina. Michael Anthony Reid, age 57, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015. 

He leaves to cherish his memories; mother, Sue Reid of Brooklyn, NY, two brothers; Cedric Reid and Gregory Gaffney both of Brooklyn, NY, honorary brother; Ray Charles Hardy of Fountain, NC, three aunts; Beatrice Reid and Celeste Reid both of Brooklyn, NY, Patricia Pitt of Tampa, Fl., a host of other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Hemby-Willoughby Funeral Home Chapel,Fountain, NC with Reverend Alvin Hyman officiating. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Farmville, NC. 

Services are entrusted to Hemby-Willoughby Funeral Home of Fountain, NC.

 

Jun 18, 2019 at 12:22 PM

Most of the time I avoid mentioning I work for the airlines because I hear how horrible we were when we lost your bag or how ugly the flight attendants were. I work at the airport customer service desk and hear this stuff all day long. Though most customers are very nice. Been at this for 33 years and looking longingly toward retirement. Yes our recent long slew of mechanical cancellations have been overwhelming. Our mechanics union is having a face off with management to the expense of us agents on the front line as well as our customer’s business and vacation plans. I hope they can remember what happened to Eastern Airlines. Maybe I’ll be forced into retirement faster sooner than I can afford. Hope they get their issues straightened out before another bankruptcy.

I’ve been best friends for 40 years with my first job’s workmates at American Express Travel at SouthPark mall. We’ve been through the births of our kids and grandkids, our marriages and remarriages, deaths of parents and friends as well as celebrating our retirements. I’m the only one still working. We have made 2 trips a year to everywhere. We either drive or fly. We traveled as close by as Myrtle Beach, Jugtown and Fort Mill. We’ve been as far away as Alaska, Paris and Tuscany. Our sisterhood is one of my proudest accomplishments.

I’ve been tinkering with my hobby of researching genealogy for a long time. Some of us find it fascinating. Other people think it’s weird to be obsessed with dead people. I am first generation American, where my Dad emigrated to the US from Germany and my Mom from Indonesia via Holland. So I am all for creating a swift, legal immigration process and path to citizenship for dreamers. My Dad came to the US first. When he went to college in Holland and married my Mom, she had to wait nine months before entry because of the strict US quota system even though she married an American citizen. My Dad joked that that was the happiest nine months of their marriage. Many reforms are needed. My Dad passed away in 2002. I’m caretaker for my 94-year-old who lives just a mile away in CLT.

I was born on February, 17, 1957 at Memorial hospital in CLT. Now the hospital looks like the Hilton with fountains, valet parking and security guards. I’ve also lived in Chapel Hill; Dallas, TX; Cary, NC before returning to CLT in 1996. I’m here to stay. We even have paid-for cemetery plots at our church’s cemetery.

2018 was not my best year. I was diagnosed cholangiocarcinoma liver cancer in January. I spent ten months with chemotherapy and liver resection surgery under the care of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and Levine Cancer Institute in CLT. I owe my life to them. Nine months later I am still cancer free.

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Jun 15, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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