90, passed away peacefully in Jupiter, Florida on March 18, 2023. Evelyn was born on June 10, 1932, to Leo and Gladys Phillips in Bemidji, Minnesota. She was a resident of Santa Maria from 1946 to 2002 with her husband, Dewey Kendrick and children. Dewey and Evelyn moved to Fountain Hills, Arizona in 2002. After Dewey’s passing in 2011, she lived in various locations to be near her children, most recently in Jupiter, FL.
Evelyn graduated from Santa Maria High School with the class of 1950. Evelyn worked at Valley Community Hospital for several years tending to the newborn babies as a nurses aide. Later, she joined JC Penney as a sales associate where she retired after many years of service. Evelyn is survived by her sister, Dorothy Foti (and husband Tony) of Cupertino, CA; and her 9 children and 6 son and daughter-in-law’s including: Mike and Carol Kendrick of Lake Havasu, AZ; Kathie Schuler of Leeburg, FL; Jeff and Sheila Kendrick of Coulterville, CA; Tricia and Alex Ortiz of Las Vegas, NV; Rosalee and Russell Cooper of Anchorage, AK; Greg Kendrick of Lompoc, CA; Teresa and George Borlodan of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Cheryl Kendrick of Orlando, FL; James and Destini Kendrick of Atascadero, CA; and 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Dewey Kendrick, their son, Thomas Kendrick, grandsons Jeremy Kendrick and Stephen Michael Palmer, and son-in-law Gene Schuler.
A rosary will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 6:00pm at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, in Scottsdale, AZ. A Catholic Mass will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 10:00am at Our Lady of Joy Church in Cave Creek, AZ with graveside services immediately following at Paradise Memorial Gardens.