Christine Joyce Evans


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.

Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family

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  1. Tonya Czarski :

    She was such a beautiful women, I am sorry I did not know her longer.

  2. Travis, Karen and Sarah Cox :

    My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to my Uncle Dan, Angela, Summer and Madison. In times like these, we lean on God and family for strength. I love my Aunt Chris! I have so many fond memories in my childhood hanging out at the Long Beach house. The times were fewer and farther between as we all grew older, but the love was and is always there. Her laugh was loud and boisterous but highly infectious….Love you Aunt Chris, you are truly missed!

  3. Your Ma was great.Always had a bright smile.Would light up a room.I’m so sorry for your loss.We love you

  4. She was taken from us too soon and her family will miss her tremendously but God has another special angel. We will always love and remember you Christine. Love your sister, Roxy

  5. Connie, Evie, and Gavin Ford :

    Your mom was truly a wonderful person. She was always so kind and loving towards us. She had a special way of making you feel like you were one of her top priorities and that you were truly family in her eyes. A beautiful person, inside and out, she will be missed so much! She was an angel here on Earth and now, I take some reassurance in knowing that she is up there in Heaven looking down on us and still taking joy in our lives now as she did when she was alive. We love you guys so much!

  6. Carolyn Youngworth (Mom) :

    There was only one Chris for us to love as God threw the mold away after her birth. She so loved the world .. family, friends and all and I have no doubt that we will all continue to receive her instructions and feelings of love!! Love you dear daughter. Mom

  7. Ah Chris. It’s been years since we’ve sat down and talked. Ever since our daughters became BFFs in elementary school, I have been honored to know you. So many good memories while our girls grew up singing together. What fun we had, huh? I’m so sorry that life took us in different directions. You were one of a kind. You will be missed beyond words. Rest in peace friend. Soar with the angels.
    Dan: I don’t know the heartbreak of losing my spouse. I can’t even imagine what you’re going through. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you.
    Angela & Summer: I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your mother. I DO know what it’s like to lose a mom, and all I can say is hang onto the good memories, for they will comfort you during the darkest hours. She’ll be a long time gone to you, but remember that although her body isn’t here, her spirit lives on in each of her family members.
    To the rest of Chris’ family and friends: may the peace of God be with you, and may He bring you the comfort that passes understanding. With time the pain will fade, but Chris will always be in your thoughts, and in your hearts.
    God Bless.

  8. Linda Tatreau :

    Summer called three days ago but it was such a shock that I couldn’t write until now. I am so sorry for your loss. I really loved Chris. We were such good friends for so long and have been through so much. Even though we have lived far apart, I always cherished our friendship. I am thankful for the really fun time we had getting together in June.
    The obituary is lovely. Thanks to the author.
    Carolyn, this is Linda, the Ramona Street neighbor in the back. I share your grief. I lost my son in 2007. No mother should have to say good-bye to a child.
    Love to you all. I hold you in my heart.

  9. Lynn Ferguson :

    She was a true friend, someone you could always depend on to be upbeat and happy.She will be missed by all. I am so very sorry for your loss Dan Angela, Summer and Madison. Lynn Ferguson

  10. Darla & Craig Wulfsberg :

    Dear Evans & Youngworth families: Our thoughts & prayers are with you. May happy memories get you all through this difficult time. Chris was a wonderful woman & will be greatly missed. We will remember her awesome laugh & how deeply she loved her family. Treasures to keep forever. We care. Love to all.

  11. Barbara Krans :

    Dearest Summer and Angela, I think we are all in shock over the death of your beautiful mother. You will miss her for the rest of your life but know that you honor her with your own lives and how you live. She will always be with you because you are her reflections. You have her smile and her love of life. I am so sorry for your painful loss.
    Love, Barbara

  12. Dear Carolyn, Roxy, and Cindy,
    I am so saddened by Chris’s passing. I have not seen her since we were kids in Japan, but I have such great memories of her. She was a blast as a babysitter! I remember she taught us how to dance the jerk, the twist, the mashpotato, and the shimmy. She introduced us to flavored lipgloss and shared her pineapple one with us as we watched Beach Blanket Bingo in the theater. She seemed larger than life as a teenager, full of joy and laughter. That’s how I will remember her. I send my heartfelt condolences to you and to her family.
    Janet Ardillo Chun


  14. One of the nicest people you could ever meet. She loved her family with all her heart, talked about them constantly. My condolences to the family.

  15. Angela Gunnett (daughter) :

    Thank you for your kind words about our mom, wife and grandmom. They mean so much to us.

  16. Melody Hawkins :

    Dear Danny and Chris’ daughters and family,
    Chris and I were great friends in high school and then we went in separate directions, last time I saw her y”all had moved to Ramona. I have looked for her for years and my heart is breaking to find out she passed one year ago. I remember all the good times we had in school, Danny I remembered when she met you and fell in love with you, she was over the moon. How blessed you were to have her all those years, she was one in a million. And to you girls, she was the best friend one could ever have, my life was a wreck, my family was horrible and Chris was always there to help and for a shoulder to lean on. Literally I would have not finished high school without her in her little jalopy coming by to get me when I had to move out of district. I am so very sorry for your loss, I pray the memories will keep you warm and help you thru the hard times.
    In sadness and condolences,

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