Eva Black (1932-2009)

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Eva Black Welchman Graf
Eva Black
Born: 7 Jul 1932 Tooele, Utah
Died: 21 Mar 2009 Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Father: Evan George Black
Mother: Thalia Baird
Siblings: Eva Black
Peter Dale Black
Beverly Black
Richard Evan Black
Karen Black
George King Black
Thalia Ann Black
Spouse: Arnell Hodge Welchman
Married: 24 Oct 1952 Salt Lake City, Utah
Children: Vanet Welchman
David Samuel Welchman
Lisa Welchman
Arnell B. Welchman
Eva Dean Welchman
Douglas Evan Welchman
Sarah Welchman
Paula Welchman
Denise Welchman
Lonnie Welchman
Noni Welchman
Spouse: Eugene J. Graf, Jr.
Married: 7 Jul 1973 Las Vegas, Nevada


The Berkshire Eagle, Tuesday, March 24, 2009, page B4:

Eva Graf

GREAT BARRINGTON -- Mrs. Eva Graf, 76, of Great Barrington died at home on March 21, 2009, surrounded by family.

She was born on July 7, 1932 in Tooele, Ohio. She was married to Eugene J. Graf, Jr. in July of 1973.

Besides her husband of 35 years, she leaves behind her children: Vanet Jensen, David Welchman, Eva Dean Welchman, Douglas Welchman, Paula Welchman, Denise Graf, Lonnie Welchman, Noni MacLeay, John Graf, Matthew Graf and their families. She also leaves her siblings: Peter Black, Beverly Black, Richard Black, Karen Bushman, George Black, Ann Ransom and their families. She had 24 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Arnell H. Welchman and two daughters, Lisa Paul and Sarah Welchman.

Eva was an active member of Calvary Christiam Chapel and founding board member of Hearts of the Father Outreach. She was well known as a gifted counselor, marvelous cook, talented massage therapist and creative dramatist. She was appreciated for her sensitive spiritual insight and her selfless service to family and friends. She loved singing and playing games with all her children and numerous grandchildren.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service celebrating the life of Eva Graf will be held on Friday, March 27, 2009 at Calvary Christian Chapel at 11 a.m.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 26, 2009 from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at FINNERTY AND STEVENS FUNERAL HOME in Great Barrington.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hearts of the Father Outreach in Sheffield through Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. Family floral arrangements are being handled by E. B. Dolby Florist in Great Barrington. Remembrances, memories and reflections may be sent to the family through www.finnertyandstevens.com


  • LDS Family Group Record Collection [Patron Section]
Submitted by: Evan G. Black
Family of: Evan George Black & Thalia Baird
  • LDS Family Group Record Collection [Patron Section]
Submitted by: Arnell H. Welchman
Family of: Arnell H. Welchman & Eva Black
  • The Salt Lake Tribune, Sunday, 18 August 1957, page 44, Obituary: Welchman, Arnell B.
  • The Salt Lake Tribune, Wednesday, September 8, 1971, Obituary: Welchman, Arnell Hodge
  • The Deseret News, Sunday, 23 February 1986, p. B15, Obituary: Black, Thalia Baird
  • The Deseret News, Monday, October 1, 1990, Obituary: Black, Evan George
  • Hamilton Funeral Home, May 2008, Obituary: Welchman, Sarah
  • Daily Hampshire Gazette, Thursday, February 18, 2016, Obituary: Welchman-O'Brien, Paula
  • Marriage: Nevada State Health Division, Office of Vital Records. Nevada Marriage Index, 1966-2005:
Name: Eva B Welchman
Gender: Female
Residence State: Texas
Spouse: Eugene J Graf Jr
Spouse Residence State: Texas
Marriage Date: 7 Jul 1973
Marriage City: Las Vegas
Officiant type: Civil celebrant
Recorded Date: 16 Jul 1973
Recorded county: Clark
  • Death: United States Social Security Death Index:
Name: Eva Graf
Age: 77
Given Name: Eva
Surname: Graf
Birth Date: 07 Jul 1932
State: Utah
Last Place of Residence: Berkshire, Massachusetts
Previous Residence Postal Code: 01230
Event Date: 21 Mar 2009