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RUTH J. EVANS (Age 89)  

Passed away on Friday, February 22, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Arlington and was born in 1923 to the late James F. and Helen T. Hayes in Cherrydale. She is predeceased by brothers Harry and James Hayes, husband Raymond Evans Jr. and son Robert P. Evans. She is survived by brother John Hayes, daughters Nancy Asman and Jeanette Taylor, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. Ruth was an Honored Queen of Jobs Daughters, an Eastern Star Star Point, a member of the DAR and a Commander of the Disabled American Veterans auxiliary #10 of Arlington-Fairfax. She was also a Girl Scout leader and a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. She was married in 1946 to Raymond Evans Jr. and spent much of her marriage caring for Ray who had sustained many injuries during World War II. The family will receive friends Friday, March 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy's Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. There will be visitation also at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, followed by a service in the funeral home chapel at 10:30 a.m. and burial at Columbia Gardens Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of flowers or donations to Friends of Homeless Animals (

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 26, 2013
Ruth Jeanette Evans
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