Evelyn Stone

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Evelyn Stone was born in Corbin, Kentucky back in 1909. She graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College. After graduation, she taught school in Etowah, Tennessee before attending the University of Tennessee. She married Wyatt while he was serving in the Army Air Corps in 1944.

When Wyatt died in 1963, she married Morgan who died in 1977. She died in 2012, she was 102 years young.

What you may not know about Evelyn Stone Bryan Johnson is that her nickname was “Mama Bird” she was a colonel in the Civil Air Patrol and a founding member of the Morristown, Tennessee Civil Air Patrol squadron. She is in the Guinness Book of World Records for a female who logged more than 57,635.4 flying hours. She was the oldest instructor in the world, she had trained more pilots and gave more FAA exams then any pilot living or dead.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray Mama Bird made me think of Lady Bird.... oh, how our politics have changed!

Nov 24, 2019 03:30 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James. Now that's what I call a truly inspiring woman! And goes to show that age is but a number.

Nov 24, 2019 03:52 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Wow, that was a record that will not be broken.

Nov 24, 2019 05:05 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Evelyn certainly soared in the clouds. Wow! Enjoy your day!

Nov 24, 2019 05:19 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

By the numbers, she was a woman that did not stay on the ground.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 24, 2019 05:29 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It sounds like she was definitely a really good instructor and I am certain that her lessons were always respected.

Nov 24, 2019 05:48 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi James - your post and story of Evelyn along with the mention of Tennessee and her nickname made me think of the real Debbie Reynolds .   A bit of a stretch but that's where you post led me today.  

Nov 24, 2019 06:00 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Mama Bird (I love the nickname, as it is well deserved) must have been one of the best flight instructors.  A

Nov 24, 2019 06:54 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is an amazing and beautiful story about an incredible woman.

Nov 24, 2019 08:17 AM #10
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

To say that Evelyn Stone had a passion for flying – and for sharing her passion – would be a major understatement.

Nov 24, 2019 01:41 PM #13
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good evening James Dray - She had a long life and made a difference doing what she liked.

Nov 24, 2019 02:53 PM #14
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Very impressive James. Evelyn is definitely someone that everyone should strive to be.

Nov 24, 2019 02:56 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- what an amazing woman!!!! She certainly didn't let anything stand in her way. 

Nov 24, 2019 06:21 PM #16
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Wow a lady who didn't stay on the ground for very long and now flies with the angels

Nov 24, 2019 06:32 PM #17
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing this great story of Mama Bird.  An amazing woman, and very dedicated to her passion.

Nov 24, 2019 09:41 PM #18
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

James Dray my hats off to Evelyn. I've always wanted to be a pilot but never had the time or money.

Nov 25, 2019 07:20 AM #19
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi james,
As you know, I particularly love your posts about inspiring women and Mama Bird certainly fits the bill.

Have a happy day!

Nov 29, 2019 09:21 AM #20
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think that the name Mama Bird is totally appropriate for this lady.

Nov 30, 2019 07:18 AM #21
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James. I knew of "Mama Bird" and her story, but had forgotten her real name. Thanks for the reminder.

Dec 23, 2019 05:19 AM #22
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

One day I too will be listed here with great works of wonder to be told!!

Thanks as always for the amazing stories of those who did good.

Dec 23, 2019 12:58 PM #23
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