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Manasquan - Gwendolyn Hall Evans, 93 of Manasquan passed away peacefully after a brief illness on January 19, 2018 surrounded by her family at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, NJ. Gwen was born at the Ann May Hospital, Spring Lake on January 12, 1925. She grew up in Maplewood and would summer with her family in Sea Girt and Manasquan. In her youth she had been a girl mariner. She graduated from Columbia High School in 1942 and attended Seminary College in Buena Vista, Virginia. She was a phone operator for NJ Bell, worked for the family business at HT Hall and was the owner and operator of The Storks Nest along with her husband Jack. Gwen raised her family in Manasquan. Gwen was the past president of Monmouth County Chapter of the Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital and a member of the Deborah National Steering Committee. She was an active member of St. Uriel's the Archangel Church, Sea Girt, where she was a member of the altar guild and taught Sunday School. In later life Gwen wintered in Florida where she volunteered at several charitable events including fundraising at golf outings and also at a local hospital. Gwen was an avid painter, expert knitter, reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles and an accomplished seamstress. She shared her skills teaching everything from swimming to ceramics to much more. Her love of travel took her to the far corners of the globe.

Gwen was predeceased by her husband John F. Evans, her parents Harold and Edna Hall, her brother Harold T. Hall, Jr. and her grandson Eric Scott Shibla. She is survived by her daughter Janice M. Shibla and her husband Robert of Manasquan, a son William G. Newman of Manasquan; three granddaughters Lara M. Shibla, Katie M Garrow and her husband Chris and Evelyn Shibla; a grandson William D. Newman; five great grandsons Kyle, Brayden, Jacob, Seamus and Owen; one great- great grandson Kyric; sister-in-law Joan C Hall of New Paltz, NY and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 4-8pm at Orender Family Home for Funerals 2643 Old Bridge Road, Manasquan, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1pm on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Church of St. Uriel the Archangel, 219 Philadelphia Blvd Sea Girt, NJ. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to Deborah Hospital Foundation PO Box 820 Browns Mill, NJ 08015. To

send condolences to the family or obtain directions to the funeral home please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 21, 2018
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