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Evelyn Marie Hamstra

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Long-time Austin resident, beloved mother and friend, Evelyn Marie (Barnes Beck) Hamstra passed away July 22, 2020. She was 90 years old. Evelyn was born on November 17, 1929, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Claude and Louise (Boley-Bolotsky) Barnes. She was adopted by Herbert and Pearl (Barnes) Beck, and raised in Forest Hills, Pennsylvania. Evelyn graduated from Wilkinsburgh High School (PA) in 1947. During this time, she played cello with the Pittsburgh Junior Symphony Orchestra. She played cello in the orchestra at Monmouth College (IL), from where she received her BA in 1951. Evelyn earned her MA in psychology from Ball State University ...

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