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“I worked with Evelyn when I first started with ICI. I always remember her hardy laugh and big smile. I am so sorry for your loss.Kathy...Read More »
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Evelyn Crompton Holland, age 96, of Wilmington, DE died on April 15, 2017, with her loving daughter at her side.

Evelyn was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She moved to Wilmington, Delaware in 1940 when she married her childhood sweetheart, Earl William Crompton. They lived in Deerhurst for many years and moved to Shipley Manor in 1992. Their marriage lasted 62 years until Earl's death in 2002. Evelyn married her second husband, Raymond S. Holland, Jr. in 2003. They lived at Shipley Manor until her death.

Evelyn worked outside the home when it was less common for women to do so and she valued her career. She was employed in the office of the late William Winder Laird for 14 years until the birth of her daughter, Victoria Evelyn Crompton, in 1959. She returned to work in 1967 and retired from Imperial Chemical Industries in 1981 as a toxicological correspondent.

Evelyn traveled extensively with her first husband throughout Europe and also greatly enjoyed their trip to Egypt. She was an avid reader and read the Bible daily until her vision declined in later years. Evelyn enjoyed music and old movies and shared these pleasures with her husband, Raymond.

She is survived by her husband and daughter, and also her beloved grandchildren, Jessica Crompton and Daniel Crompton-Crowley. We will deeply miss her beautiful smile, her sense of humor, and most of all, her love.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware. A reception will follow at the church.

Evelyn was an animal lover with a particular fondness for cats. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Alley Cat Allies, www.alleycat.org.