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Evelyn Forrester Wootton King Schutz

December 13, 1920 ~ January 15, 2019 (age 98)

Evelyn Forrester Wootton King Schutz, 98, of Federal Way, WA, and formerly of Colchester, CT, passed away on January 15, 2019.  Born in New Haven, CT on December 13, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur Forrester and Matilda (Moeller) Wootton. Evelyn grew up in Hamden and graduated from Hamden High School in 1939.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Russell E. King, in January 1968.  Evelyn later married Joseph J. Schutz who also predeceased her. She was predeceased by two sons, Charles Schutz and Stephen Schutz. Evelyn first retired after a 28-year career as a Master Weaver for United Elastic Corp in West Haven.  She then worked for the Hamden Public Schools for many years.  Evelyn was a former member of the Golden Rod Eastern Star, Bellville and the Colchester Senior Center.  She was an active member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Hebron.  She will be sadly missed but always remembered with love by her daughter, Linda Kristan of Maine, and by her son, Timothy Schutz of Federal Way, WA; twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; and many extended family and friends. Ev is also remembered for her proficient skills as a seamstress and needleworker. Her kitchen was a hub of many happy family gatherings and the ever-full cookie jar.  Calling hours will be held at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester on Friday, March 29th from 5 – 7 pm.  The funeral service will be held the following day, Saturday, March 30th at 11 AM directly at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 30 Church St., Hebron, CT 06248.  Burial will be private.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Eastern Star Charity Foundation of Connecticut.  For online condolences, please visit

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