Evelyn Sawyer Gasser of Spartanburg, SC, and formerly of Camden, SC, transitioned into eternal life on March 26, 2012. A lifelong educator and guidance counselor in Greenville, Richland and Kershaw Counties for over thirty years, Evelyn lived graciously and loved earnestly. She was born in Monetta, SC, the first of six children of the late George W. and Ruby Nichols Sawyer. Evelyn was preceded in death by her loving husband, William F. Gasser, and by two of her sisters, Clara Elaine Sawyer Scott and Sarah Sawyer Jackson.
Evelyn is survived by her cherished daughters Anita (John) Gieser of Spartanburg, SC, and Kathy Tyson of Davidson, NC, and she leaves a host of memories and life lessons to her treasured grandchildren, William and Caroline Gieser and Thomas, Josh and Daniel Tyson, who will miss her greatly. Evelyn will be remembered fondly by her surviving siblings, George W. Sawyer, Jr. (Evelyn) of Saluda, SC, Ruth Helen Sawyer Jordan of Walhalla, SC, and Thomas W. Sawyer (Debbie) of Monetta, SC, and a host of nieces and nephews and their families.
A service of witness to the resurrection will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., after which the family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Children Shelter of the Upstate, P.O. Box 2663, Spartanburg, SC 29304 or to Stephen Ministry, c/o Davidson College Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 337, Davidson, NC 28036.