Evelyn was born on July 11, 1941 in Seldovia Alaska, and had been a long time Kodiak resident. She is preceded in death by her mother Annie Halvorsen and her brother David Smith. Eveyln is survived by her husband James Carlough, children Dale and Lorena Carlough, Theresa and Daniel Carlson, Debra and George Smith, Bobbi and Kevin Nixon, 15 grand children, Joshua, Samuel, Victoria, Jenny, Craig, Heather, Rebecca, Amanda, Alanda, Cynthia, Elizabeth, April, Crystal, Jessi, Autumn, and 15 great grandchildren, Ganion, Daniel, Christopher, Trey, Ashlea, Chloe, Amber, James, Nathan, Greyson, Arianna, Savannah, Andi, Kaiden, Kyle and 2 more on the way; as well as her aunts Charlotte Furgione, Patricia Kjellson, and Melayna Halvorsen.
Evelyn loved the outdoors and camping with her family. Spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren was always something dear to her. Known to most as Grama, she was always a large influence to her family and always made sure everyone felt a part of it. Evelyn had spent several years living on Spruce Island and summers set net fishing in Uganik. To anyone who needed help or a friendly conversation Evelyn was always there in whatever way possible. Missed by all will be her silly disposition and quick wit to crack a joke; along with her famous potato salad and Grama Tacos.