Evangeline Collins Maloubier, 95, passed away on Jan. 12, 2018, at Kingswood Nursing Home in North Carolina.
Born March 16, 1922, in Winona Lake, Indiana, to Harry F. and Elsie Bahney Collins, she grew up in New Paris, Indiana, and graduated from high school there. She went on to study music at Indiana University, earning a bachelor’s degree.
She then pursued an extensive singing career, which included performing with the USO, in night clubs, on cruise ships, and as part of the original cast of “The King and I” on Broadway in New York City. She also sang all over the world to include Paris, Casablanca, Canada, and various other countries in Europe and around the Mediterranean.
She later became a music therapist in nursing homes in both New York and North Carolina. She was a member of Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jacques Pierre Maloubier; her parents, brother Galen Collins, and sisters Lenora Peckinpaugh and Marjanna Erwin.
She is survived by her sons Jacques Maloubier and wife Patricia of Tarrytown, and Robert Maloubier of Southern Pines; sisters Donabelle Boughton of Salisbury, North Carolina, and Rosalyn Lamb of Burwell, Nebraska, and many nieces and nephews.
Inurnment will be held Jan. 18 at 10 a.m., at Pinelawn Memorial Park in North Carolina, with a memorial service slated for later that day at 1 p.m. at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, N.C., 28374.