Peaceful 07

Evelyn Eva (McGraw) Urrizaga

May 14, 1936 ~ March 3, 2022 (age 85)


God saw you were getting tired

And a care was not to be

So he put his arms around you

And whispered “Come to me”

With tearful eyes we watched you, as you slowly slipped away

And though we loved you dearly, we couldn’t make you stay

Your golden heart stopped beating; your tired hands put to rest

God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best


With profound sorrow, we announce the passing of Evelyn Eva Urrizaga, March 3, 2022.  Evelyn,  the  beloved wife of the late Bernardo “Speed” Urrizaga, loving mother of Anna Urrizaga Alberdi, Albert Urrizaga, and Grace Urrizaga Bush (Phil).  She undoubtedly has been reunited with her sons,  Bernardo Urrizaga Jr, and Raymond Urrizaga that also preceded her in death.

Evelyn is the cherished Grandmother of Yusenka Izoco (Roger), Malaina Fesenmaier (Chad), Chesarae Niskern (Cody), Gaylen Christean III (Ana) and Zoe Fender (Casey).  And will be missed greatly by the pride and joy’s of her life, her great grandchildren, Ysanna, Andoni & Bernard Fesenmaier, Kacyn Speed Rice, Everett Niskern, and Westlee Fender.   

In addition, step-grandchildren, Sarah & Peri Zamora, Phillip & Nicole Bush, with great grandchildren Eleora, Emaya & Chadley Zamora, Phillip & Mallory Bush and Charleigh & Cade Fender have only increased the love in the family.

Evelyn was born May 14, 1936 to Eva & Everett McGraw, in Salmon, Idaho, she will be dearly missed by her siblings, her sister Ellen Gilliam (Clint), and brother’s Elmer McGraw (Betty), Everett “Jack” McGraw (Marva) and her many nieces and nephews.

She loved watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren as they grew, and tried to never miss a baseball, football, or basketball game that they might be involved with.  She crocheted beautifully, loved to fish, and always loved reading a good book.  But above and beyond all else Evelyn loved her family, she will be dearly missed and will live forever in our hearts.

Visitation will be held at the Burns Funeral Home, Elko Nevada, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Thursday, March 10, 2022 with the funeral and rosary immediately following.

In this hour of sadness, the Urrizaga family wishes to acknowledge with our heartfelt gratitude the outpouring of love and sympathy and prayers we have received from our many friends, family and the caring and compassionate hands of those that work at Highland Manor. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Evelyn, please visit our floral store.


March 10, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Burns Funeral Home
895 Fairgrounds Road
Elko, NV 89801

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