Evelyn I. Leonard Mixer
April 23, 1920 – April 22, 2022
Evelyn I. Leonard Mixer was born April 23, 1920, in Binger, Oklahoma to Oral and Addie Irene (Finley) Leonard. Being the oldest of 4 kids Evelyn had the responsibility of caring for her younger siblings at the age of 10 while her parents worked in town. In 1934 Evelyn met the love of her life Orren Mixer when they were both 14. Upon their high school graduation in 1938 Orren went to Kansas City to pursue his art career and Evelyn went to work at the Federal Reserve Bank in Oklahoma City. Orren made many trips home to see the love of his life before they were married on August 30,1941 at the age of 21. In 1943 the Navy assigned Orren to Chicago and they left their beloved Oklahoma. Their first son Orren III was born in 1945 during their stay in Chicago. On January 5, 1946, Orren was honorably discharged from the Navy, and the young family headed back to Oklahoma to purchase a small place east of Edmond now known as the Circle M Ranch.
Evelyn attended the First Baptist Church in Edmond and was baptized in 1947 at the age of 27. Evelyn and Orren would raise four sons at the Circle M Ranch. Orren III (Trey), Jon, Leon, and Robert. She was not only the seamstress, cook and chauffeur for her family, she also managed Orren’s growing artist career. She supported her husband and sons with love and care. She was known to say her first love was her Heavenly Father, then her husband, family, and friends.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Oral and Addie, sister LaVonne, brothers Billy, Leon and her husband of 66 years, Orren Mixer. Her survivors include her four sons, Orren III ”Trey” and his wife Susie of Springfield, Missouri; Jon and his wife Kathryn of Guthrie, Oklahoma; Leon and his wife Tamara of Arcadia, Oklahoma; Robert and his wife Jill of Edmond, Oklahoma. She is also survived by 12 Grandchildren: Candi and Daniel Spann, Cindy Mixer, Jon Jr and Tammy Mixer, Lucinda and Mark Baysinger, Tina Mixer, Kendra and Scott Cody, Phillip and Katrina Mixer, Lonnie and Michelle Franklin, Tony and Angela Franklin, Duke Shults, Ryan Shults and Sarah Morgan; 25 Great Grandchildren and Spouses; and 11 Great-Great Grandchildren.
The family would like to say a special thank you to The Timbers and Good Shepherd Hospice for their support, care, and love they provided for our mom and our family.
A public visitation will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Oklahoma.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Friday, April 29, 2022, at Seward Road Baptist Church, 4801 W. Seward Road, Guthrie, Oklahoma.
Interment will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a remembrance donation be made to the Seward Road Baptist Church. Pastor Rex Haymaker has been a blessing to the Mixer family and Evelyn during these past few years.