Christine Joyce Evans
1951 – 2012
Christine Joyce Evans, 61, of Ramona passed away unexpectedly on December 29th, 2012. She was born on March 24, 1951 in Astoria, Oregon. She referred to herself as a “Navy brat” as her father was in the Navy and they moved frequently. She spent three years of her childhood in Japan as her father was stationed there and she had fond memories and stories of her time there. Eventually, they settled in Southern California and she attended Lakewood High School in Lakewood California, graduating in 1969.
She married her husband Dan in 1970. They traveled through Ramona on their many trips to the desert and decided to settle down here in the spring of 1979. She loved the small town atmosphere and being a people person, she enjoyed how everyone knew each other. She was a person that didn’t meet a stranger. As her mother lovingly said, she had the “gift of gab”.
Over the years, she wore many hats stay at home mom, house cleaner, administrative assistant, and bank teller. She eventually was hired as a physical therapist aide. From that position, she realized that is what she wanted to do as a career and enrolled in college for the first time at age 32, where she earned her Associates of Science degree and went on to work 20 plus years as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She absolutely loved working with people and their families, assisting in their recovery.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Dan Evans of Ramona. She is also survived by her daughters Angela Gunnett (Evans) and Summer Evans and her granddaughter Madison Gunnett. She is also survived by her mother Carolyn Youngworth, and her sisters Roxanne Youngworth and Cindy Vollnogle. She is also survived by her mother in law, Colleen Evans, two nephews and one niece. She was preceded in death by her father Don Youngworth and her father in law Giles Evans.
Services will be held at 1pm on Monday, January 7th at Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow at Nuevo Memory Gardens in Ramona.
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