Mary Evelyn Rydell, 73 Mary Evelyn Rydell, aka Mary Evelyn Wellman, born June 27, 1938 died suddenly and unexpectedly after a brief struggle with cancer on June 21, 2012 with her family by her side at home in Oro Valley, Arizona. Evelyn was the only child of Martin and Mary Evelyn Tylek. Her parents were career postal and telephone company employees respectively. Evelyn lived the first part of her life in Cleveland, Ohio. Married at the youthful age of 16 to Carl Wellman and soon thereafter embarked on her exciting life journey which began in Paris, France where the young bride accompanied her equally youthful G.I. husband to Europe. This teenage couple built a rich and eventful life together over the ensuing half century bearing two children, both sons, Carl and James. Evelyn and Carl Sr. were both industrious and moved to Southern California in 1969 where they became successful fast food and manufacturing entrepreneurs and were able to enjoy the fruits of their labors together with their family while still very young. Tragically, Evelyn's husband Carl was taken from us by cancer 10 years before Evelyn. Evelyn persevered and was lucky enough to find another true love and started Chapter 2 of her life when she married Robert Rydell in 2004. Their nearly lifelong friendship blossomed into romance and the two became inseparable fixtures in their local community of Sun City, Oro Valley. Evelyn, a devoted Catholic, supported her church and attended Mass regularly. She was known above all for her truly outstanding sense of humor and selflessness as well as her love of animals, sports, and her unwavering devotion as loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband Robert, sons Carl and James, grandchildren, Jimmy and Amber, and great-grandchildren Paris, Lucas, and Charlotte. She has a remarkable and loving relationship with husbands Robert's five children: Robert, Jr., Ann, Janet, Mary, Jean, and their families. Evelyn was apt to say "Life is not a dress rehearsal. Live yours like it means something." She accomplished that and more. She was a unique treasure, truly "a pearl of great price" and will be greatly missed by all whose lives were touched by her.