Patricia Ann Evans 

Patricia Ann Evans 

Patricia Ann Evans 

 

Patricia Ann Evans, known as “Pav” to her friends, was 92 when she passed away Feb. 10, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Albert William Evans.

Family members include her daughter, Molly (and Kurt) Adkins; stepson, James Allen Evans II; ten grandchildren;14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was born in Oakland, Calif., where she attended Fremont High School. During World War II she held a clerical position with American Steamship Company in San Francisco, Calif. There, during a heated discussion of his merchant marine compensation, she met “Al”, who demanded to know this “Pav” who had initialed his pay notice.  They married June 2, 1946, and settled in Hayward, Calif.

An active member of Junior League, her local Parent-Teachers Association, and American Cancer Society volunteer, she was a favorite to moderate fashion shows with grace and humor.

She loved reading, dancing and get-togethers with a circle of precious friends.  Most of all she loved walking California beaches.

In her administrative assistant role with the Hayward Unified School District, she was known for her diligence and celebration of every special occasion with original songs accompanied by plunking on her baritone ukulele.

She also held positions as secretary to the president of Mother’s Cookies, in San Leandro, Calif., where Mother’s Oatmeal Cookies became her favorite.  Later, after she and Al moved to Modesto Calif., she worked as administrative assistant to the director of Stanislaus County Mental Health.  She retired from this position, but returned part-time to recruit and train staff.

After Al’s death, she relocated to east Texas to be close to family. She was welcomed into the Van community where she attended Van United Methodist Church. She marveled to family members that the gracious ladies in her small circle of friends accepted her “California humor and all!”

We will miss Pav—Granny--Mom. In the words of her granddaughters, “She was a classy lady.”

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Wood Memorial Nursing Home, 320 Greenville Avenue, Mineola, 75773     

A memorial service will be held in California at a later time.