Evelyn Dadisman Evans died peacefully at her home—in Home—June 30 at age 96.
Evans was born Dec. 5, 1919, to Charlotte Lehman Dadisman and David Dadisman in the family home attached to the Dadisman store on A Street in Home. Her paternal grandparents, Martin Van Buren and Mary Dadisman, were among Home's earliest settlers, arriving in the colony in 1898.
Evans' fondest memories included those of her idyllic childhood in Home—days spent swimming, playing on the beach and sitting around bonfires with other children. She attended local Lakebay elementary schools and graduated with her class of 13 from Vaughn Union High School in 1937.
Evans attended the State College of Washington (WSU) in the fall and later transferred to the University of Washington in Seattle for the additional four years of study required for her teaching degree in home economics. She began teaching at Elma High School and then moved to Centralia High School.
In 1944, she met William D. "Bill" Evans of Tennessee when he was stationed at Fort Lewis. After he returned from the war in Europe, the couple married in October 1945 at the Dadisman house.
Evelyn and Bill raised their three children in South Seattle. She taught school and he worked at Boeing. They built a house in Home when they retired.
Evelyn reunited with the community and friends of her childhood. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and being active in local organizations such as the Home Social Club, Key Peninsula Historical Society, Friends of the Library, Angel Guild and the Bayshore Garden Club. Evelyn is survived by her two brothers, Chester and David; cousin Lucille Daniel; daughter Betsy Phillips (Roy); sons Bill (Gloria) and Bob Evans (Eloise Richardson); and her four grandchildren.
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