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Evelyn (Ev) Loretta Sherod April 29, 1954 - July 8, 2022

Evelyn “Ev” Loretta Sherod, 68, of Boise, passed away July 8, 2022. Evelyn was born on April 29, 1954, in Boise, Idaho, to parents Raymond L. and Cleta F. Holt.

She attended St. Mary’s grade school, Boise, ID., graduated from Capital High School, and attended Boise State University. Evelyn was a retired postal carrier in Boise, Idaho. She acted, directed and was once president of the Boise Little Theater.

Evelyn married the love of her life, John M. Sherod on December 12, 1974.

She loved cooking, reading, and gardening. She was so very proud of her yard. She also enjoyed attending movies and was a member of the movie club, “The Flicksters.”

Evelyn is survived by siblings:  Louise Holt, Eileen Cirillo, Michael Holt (Joni). as well as nephew Scott Squier (Don Curtis Jr.) and niece Stephanie Parker (Kris).

She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Sherod, and parents, Raymond L. and Cleta F. Holt.

Private family interment will be held at Dry Creek Cemetery.


Private family interment will be held at Dry Creek Cemetery.


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    Ryan Baker says

    Ev was my director in the early 90’s for the play “84 Charring Cross Road” at the Boise LIttle Theatre. I had never had any acting experience and she gave me a chance and confidence to try something new. A fine lady.

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    Jennifer Price says

    Ev was a long-time and devoted friend of our family. She was always happy to get together for social occasions and participated fully. She came with a smile on her face, a fun story, and great food to share.

    She was an amazing cook – I learned so much from her! She loved to entertain and was a great hostess. She set a beautiful table for her guests and made everyone feel welcome and comfortable.

    She had a passion for gardening and created a peaceful, beautiful outdoor space for friends to gather. She loved to sit on the deck or in her sunroom to share wine and conversation with friends. I have many fond memories!

    Ev was a devoted friend that I could count on to be there through good or bad times. I will miss her very much!!

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    Lynda D Moody says

    “Ev” has been my best friend since I was 7. We have been best friends and lost friends because of our relationships for 60+ years. She has always been my best friend and we have been “estranged for a bit, but this is the last estrangement I would have ever wanted. I still love her and hope one of you will let me know what happened to my bestest friend.

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      Joni says

      Hi Lynda, Joni Holt here. Please email me

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    Bob Hough says

    Although I didn’t know Evelyn, I know her sisters well. Louise and Eileen – sincere condolences from my wife Dianne and I. I will always remember the Holt family, especially the eight years I spent sitting behind Louise in every class at St Mary’s.

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      Jeannine Wood says

      I knew and was friends with Ev for close to 50 years. We bowled together, we went to Jackpot together, we played pinochle together, and we attended movies together. Attending her productions at Boise Little Theater was always very entertaining and fun. I will miss you Ev. Love “Neener”

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    Nancy Suiter says

    The members of Boise Little Theater send their condolences to Ev’s family.
    She was a good friend, an skilled director, and an innovative president.
    We will miss her.

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    Josie Newton says

    Ev was a wonderful friend of my family and mine.
    We shared many interests including:

    Gardening/Garden Tours / Cooking classes / Ladies Christmas Parties
    Films @ the Flicks / Dinner at El Charro in Nampa / Cats! / Christmas Decor (Christmas Village collections) – and so many others.

    I’m so sad that she’s gone, I will miss her!!!

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    Nancy suiter says

    On a more personal note, I will always remember, and be grateful for, the kind attention she gave to my husband, Clancy. She frequently invited us to dinner and prepared food she knew he loved. She also went out of her way to make her home accessible to his wheelchair.
    The one occasion I have the fondest memory of is the time she just brought the meal out to the van and we ate there and laughed a lot and had a great time.
    Movie club, dinners out, and so many other things will not be the same without her.

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    Maryann Cole says

    I worked with Evelyn at the Americana Annex, Five Mile Station and the Garden City Post Office. Every afternoon, after she had completed her route she would stop into my office to chat. A friendship formed and continued after we both retired.
    Ev was a true friend, always cheerful and always there.
    She talked about her family often, I am so sorry that she has left you far too soon.
    I will miss her so very much.

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