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John Francis Evans


1951 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
John Francis Evans Obituary
JOHN FRANCIS EVANS passed away early December 3, 2015 at his home from a short illness. He was 64. Born August 31, 1951, John was the 5th of 10 children to Raymond and Jean Evans of Melrose, MA. He was a graduate of Melrose High School, class of 1969. As a young man, he married Sandra Woods Hallahan and together they raised 4 children. After 25 years of marriage, a move across country to California and establishing a successful small business, John and his wife parted ways, and John remarried. John established a successful auto repair and tow company, Master Mechanics in Riverside, California, and remained active as owner/manager of the firm until retirement. John's passion was always golf, as a member of a private golf club, he started most of his days with a round on the links. His home was located adjacent to his club and his favorite vehicle was his golf cart. In retirement, John enjoyed designing custom golf equipment. He leaves behind his widow, Betty Jo Evans (Harkins); his sister Joyce; brother Paul, as well as three of his four children, Steven Evans, Christine (Evans) Howard and Denise Evans, as well as his four grandchildren: Skye (20), Anthony (11), Autumn (5) and Doug (1). His son Douglas Evans preceded him in passing in 1994.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 11, 2016
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