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Carmen Arlene Kevan

September 26, 1926 — October 24, 2017

Carmen Arlene (Vazquez) Kevan died at age 91 at Canyons Retirement Community Memory Care Unit on October 24, 2017. Carmen had been battling Alzheimer's disease for nearly 20 years. She was born on September 26, 1926 to J.P. (Tony) Vazquez and Lola Margaret Vazquez. She was the youngest of their three girls. Her family lived both in Twin Falls and on a farm south of Twin Falls. She attended school in Twin Falls graduating from high school in 1944. Her senior year of high school she took a business occupations course in which she worked after school at the Twin Falls Bank and Trust. She went on to work at that bank for 31 of the next 32 years. Carmen married Richard C. Kevan in 1946 and together they raised three boys, Mark, Andy, and Tony. When the last of their sons completed college she left banking to be a full time farm wife. She continued in that role until her health limited her involvement. In 1984 she was injured in a farm accident that resulted in her losing her right leg. Her independent spirit would not allow her to slow down. She learned how to bowl right handed instead of left handed and continued to bowl on the Western Music bowling team, one of her passions. In 1955 she served as the Idaho State president of the Women's International Bowling Congress, just one year of over 50 years of bowling. She and Richard were avid golfers and all their children and grand-children enjoyed going out to "Muni" when they came to visit. Her banking background insured she taught her sons how to properly keep their golf scores. She and Richard were members of several bridge clubs simultaneously and they enjoyed hosting bridge parties in their home. Richard and Carmen's home was open to all, and they enjoyed the company of a variety of people. She and Richard enjoyed traveling as much as 68 years of Salmon tract farming would allow. She and Richard were long-time members of Twin Falls Methodist church. Carmen was preceded in death by her husband Richard in July 2014, her parents, one granddaughter, two sisters and their husbands as well as six Kevan brothers-in-law, and five sisters-in-law. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Mark (Barbara Howard) Kevan, Tony (Candy Del Valle) Kevan, and Andy Kevan, eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and two sisters-in-law, Barbara Kevan, and Ester Kevan. A memorial service honoring Carmen's life will be held November 6, 2017 at Rosenau Funeral Home, Twin Falls at 2 PM. We suggest any memorial contributions be made in her name to your choice of Alzheimer's organization or support groups. Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home.
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