Evelyn Carleton Singer

Veteran elementary school teacher Evelyn Carleton Singer, 82, of Austin, died Aug. 28 after a long battle with cancer.
She was the wife of longtime University of Texas journalism professor Griff Singer.
In a career that spanned more than three decades, she had an impact on the lives of thousands of young people, their parents and colleagues. Most of her work was in the Austin Independent School District at Walnut Creek and Highland Park elementary schools. She began her teaching career in Blanco and also taught in Lone Star and Buffalo in East Texas.
Originally from Gonzales, she earned an associate degree from what is now Tarleton State University; a Bachelor of Science in education from what is now Texas State University; and did graduate work at the University of Texas at Austin. 
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, two stepchildren and three grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 6 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Austin.
The family recommends memorials be made to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (please specify they are to be used for multiple myeloma research), P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486, or to Hospice of Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78759.