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Alice W. "Sally" Evans

AGE: 98 • Wilmington

Alice "Sally" Willard Evans, age 98, of Wilmington DE, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack Evans, with whom she shared almost 70 years of marriage. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she was the second oldest of eight children born to Theresa and Douglas Willard. Alice, fondly known as Sally, was a beautiful model and remained an elegant woman all her life. Her career began at the Wharton School where she trained as a typist. Excelling in her field, she worked at the DuPont Experimental station producing technical graphs and charts long before computers. In 1978 she founded the original Tag Sales, Inc. Known far and wide for her butter cake, her love of cooking inspired her to write and publish a cookbook with her daughter at age 93. She had many friends and built life-long relationships with her co-workers, neighbors, Red Hat Society, and WW II Checkertail Clan. Large families were always welcome in her home, as she always had a seat for one more at the table. She was kind and generous to everyone and touched so many lives. She inspired others to find the good in any situation.

Survivors include Mary and Mike Sullivan, Jim and Mary Evans, Susan and Russell Messick, and Kathy and Dwayne Cluff. She was a loving Mom Mom to fifteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren, as she named each one in her prayers every night. Sincere thanks to all of the dedicated caregivers who supported her to remain in her home.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 4, 2016 from 11am to 12 noon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington, DE 19803, with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 12 noon. Interment will be Monday, November 7, 2016 at 10am in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701.

In lieu of flowers, please provide a meal to the hungry or contribute to your local food bank.

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Published in The News Journal from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, 2016
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