Obituary | Suzanne Evans, 1939 – 2022

Courtesy of the family

Suzanne Evans

September 29, 1939 – May 2, 2022

Suzanne Elizabeth (Warrington) Evans quietly passed away surrounded by her family on May 2, 2022, at the age of 82.

Suzanne was born in Pasadena, California to Doris Elizabeth Warrington and Richard Hudson Warrington.  She attended John Muir High School in Pasadena and proudly graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1961.  At Cal, she joined the Alpha Omega Pi Sorority and made life-long friends.  She hosted a Cal/Stanford Big Game party every year for more than 50 years. 

After graduating from Cal, Suzanne taught students in Third, Fourth, and Fifth grades in Berkeley and Daly City.  She was a member of the Junior League of Oakland – East Bay and Junior Alliance.  Married to James Daniel Evans, Jr. in 1966.  Loving mother to her two children, James Daniel Evans III and Anne Evans Wheeler, and treasured “Mayme” to her five grandchildren.  Suzanne was a longtime member of the Piedmont Community Church, taking seniors out to lunch for many years with the “Lunch Bunch.”  She was a lover of books, bridge, good food and music.  For years, she attended the San Francisco Symphony rehearsals with friends.  Suzanne also started a book club called the “Second Tuesday Bookies,” which has met monthly for more than 30 years.  She often played the role of librarian, suggesting the perfect book for family and friends. 

She is preceded in death by her husband.  She is survived by children Jim (Karen) Evans, Anne (Greg) Wheeler, and her grandchildren Jacqueline, James, Isabelle, Beatrice and Camille.  She is remembered with great love and affection by her family and many friends.  She was an inspiration to many for her resilience and will be dearly missed.

Services will be held on May 20, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Piedmont Community Church, 400 Highland Ave, Piedmont, CA.  Please join us to help celebrate Suzanne.

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