Christine Evans, 61, of Ramona passed away unexpectedly on December 29, 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 U.S. 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; granddaughter, Madison Gunnett; mother, Carolyn Youngworth; sisters, Roxanne Youngworth and Cindy Vollnogle; 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 were held on Monday, January 7, 2013, at Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary Chapel. She was laid to rest at Nuevo Memory Gardens in Ramona.
Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service assisted the family.