Evelyn Tucker Obituary (2021) – Denver, CO
1928 – 2021
Evelyn Tucker “A legend!” “A gem!” âParty Lifeâ, âMuch Appreciated Theater Producer,â âTruly a Treasure … Loved by Children and Adults,â Evelyn âEvvieâ Tucker bowed on October 10.
Act 1: Brooklyn. She and her brother Norman grew up in Flatbush. She married, had a daughter, Audrey, moved to New Jersey and began her career as a director. When asked where she started, she joked âOff Broadway,â which of course technically was true.
Then she fell madly in love with Lenny.
Act 2: Denver. The lovebirds had the show on the road. Evelyn became the extraordinary director and producer of the JCC’s Shwayder Theater where she worked for over 30 years.
Ev and Len were made for each other, really, and were equal comedy to each other – where one put together a joke perfectly, the other expertly laid the punchline. . They made each other laugh for 42 years.
Act 3: Scottsdale. They took advantage of their retirement in good weather. Evelyn was always quick with a joke or funny story, even after Lenny’s death in 2006.
She is survived by her daughter Audrey, her stepdaughters Karen, Susan and Dale, and her grandchildren Courtney, Evan, Jody, Jamie, Shelby, Dana, Zach, Samantha, Sydney, 13 great grandchildren and many actors, musicians, choreographers, designers and friends with whom she had the pleasure of working and playing.
The Celebration of Life will take place at the JCC’s Elaine Wolf Theater on 11/13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come up with your best Evvie stories as we toast and roast Evelyn at her latest encore.
Instead of flowers, Evelyn asked you to see a show, laugh out loud, and give a standing ovation.
Posted by Denver Post on October 24, 2021.