Evelyn Rein

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Morehead, Ky. – Evelyn (Soderstrom) Rein, recently of Hudson, passed away Wednesday July 20, 2011 after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband, John Rein.

The daughter of Swedish immigrants, she dedicated much of her life to the service of God in the Scandinavian community. She spent over 25 years in distinguished service as a Salvation Army officer in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Her life was enriched by experiences in the corps community center, as well as in the administration of drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers.

After her service to The Salvation Army, she served as the director of The Alma Mathews House, a New York City guest residence house owned by the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. She retired to Kentucky approximately 12 years ago, and lived there until her husband passed away. She returned to Massachusetts and resided with her daughter, Karen, in Hudson until earlier this year.

She is survived by one brother, Karl Soderstrom of Stony Brook, New York; two daughters, Kris (George) Barker and Karen (Bill) Latzka; two sons, Jim (Christine) Korp and Ken Korp; seven grandchildren, Erek, Jillian, Alex, Brian, Mariah, Lynn and John; and three great-grandchildren.

She attended the First Church of God in Morehead, Kentucky, but remained a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hudson. A memorial service for Mrs. Rein will be held Saturday July 30, at 2 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Hudson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Agape Café in care of the First United Methodist Church, 34 Felton St., Hudson, MA 01749.