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Margaret Evans

Margaret (Williams) Evans Margaret Williams Evans was born February 2, 1917 to Clyde Williams and Annie (Judd) Williams in Grantsville, Utah. She passed away June 1, 2017 peacefully, in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was the third oldest of eleven children and was raised in Grantsville, Utah. She is survived by her two children: Craig (Connie) Evans and Tracy (Ken) Wineberg. Six grandchildren – Mac (Cheryl) Evans , Tiffanee (Evans) Miller, Cinnamon Evans, Ernie (Jenna) Evans, Troy Wineberg, Dylan Wineberg and seven great grandchildren – Isaac Langi, Kaylee Rose Miller (deceased), Bryley Miller, Cohen Evans, Crue Evans, Abram Evans, Stella Evans, and two brothers, Noel Williams and Ross Williams. Margaret moved to Oakland, California as a young woman and after stints at a doughnut shop and Capwell's department store, she began work at the Western Pacific Railroad where she met Ernie. She married Ervin Ernest (Ernie) Evans at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, California in April, 1946 and they spent their entire married life in Oakland. Upon Ernie's death in 1994 she moved to Tooele, Utah and spent many years enjoying the company of her brothers and sisters and many many games of UNO. In 2005 she moved to Green River, Wyoming and lived for several years with her son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Connie Evans. Margaret had a life long love for genealogy and spent years working on family history. Ernie would often comment that she acted like she knew 'all these dead people' to which mom would just reply that 'she did'. She loved quilting and there was often a quilt frame set up in the basement. She also made cute little tie quilts for each of her grandchildren, which affectionately became known as 'grandma blankets' and were kept long into adulthood. Unfortunately one was sacrificed to plug up a broken window on one of Craig's family road trips, but that's a story for another day. Mom loved dancing and before her marriage, during war time, she and her friends went to dances at the USO in the Bay Area for shows by celebrities, such as Frank Sinatra, and of course dancing. She would later tell stories about how she and her dance partner could clear the dance floor while everyone watched their crazy dance skills. Mom and Dad used to go out dancing frequently until his heart troubles slowed him down. She loved to travel, and probably her favorite times were road trips with Ernie around the west and midwest. Their debate about whether they ever really visited Lake Ogallala was never settled. Margaret had a genuine sense of humor and could tease and receive teasing easily. She was able to find the positive in most every situation. Even a couple of months before her passing, she made a joke, causing a nursing aide concern, Tracy to laugh and then respond with a corresponding chuckle of her own and the familiar twinkle in her eye. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints her entire life and held several callings, all behind the scenes, as she put it. She hated speaking in public and put it up to the trauma of a misspelled word in a spelling bee in Salt Lake City when she was in high school. She spent years as the Primary ward secretary and as the Mutual secretary. Craig is convinced to this day that she was stalking him at church and once raised his hand in objection to her calling, but alas, his protest was in vain. Margaret frequently stated that she hoped to live to 100. A final goal that she did indeed achieve. Graveside Services and internment will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Utah. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wyoming Down Syndrome Association, 1150 N 3rd St., Laramie, WY 82072. Online condolences can be left at Fox Funeral Home of Rock Springs Wyoming www.foxfh.com.

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I count myself blessed for having Margaret in my life. She was always fun, sparkled, laughed and the most beautiful smile. My mother Jill Dysart loved her too. I bet she was met by all her old friends from the Oakland 1st ward. She made the best rolls for church dinners. Yes, I would eat too many, but think of them fondly through the years. What wonderful parents you had. Margaret and Ernie were the best.

V Ann Thompsen Shearer Jun 24 2017 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss . May the many years of good memories help with family support . Also comfort can be found at 1 Peter 5:7 . Hope for our loved is in Acts 25:14.

Rosita Jun 12 2017 12:00 AM

What a fun and wonderful Aunt. Sorry she is gone but what a long and wonderful life.

Kenny Williams Jun 10 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Evans family, Sorry to read of Craig's Mom's death. We do think you were blessed to have her with you for so many years. We are sure she was a treasure to your family. We wish we would have known her. We send our love and ask Heavenly Father to bless and comfort all of you. What a blessing the plan of salvation is to us at times like this. And how happy she must have been to reached her final goal of living a 100 years---wonderful. Love from The Christophersons

Bob and Sandi Christopherson Jun 10 2017 12:00 AM

Your Mom holds a dear spot in my heart! She was always there to help in every way with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye! She and your Dad will be part of my fond Oakland memories forever.

Jayne Pennock Kretchmer Jun 6 2017 12:00 AM

Oh my word, Ernie and Margaret were a big part of my life when I was a kid. I remember my mother, Rayola Palmer, talking with her ofter. Wasn't Margaret in the sewing group? I remember Margaret's active wit. I remember Ernie often chaperoning Aaronic Priesthood activities. So sorry to hear about this, but pleased to hear from you and to be reminded of your mother. I was just thinking of her yesterday.

Mark Palmer Jun 6 2017 12:00 AM

Ahhh .... dear little Margaret! Congratulations on attaining your goal of 100 years! I knew you as a young girl. Do you remember taxiing us to church? I can't remember why we had that arrangement, but I do remember that we were mostly late every Sunday morning. I also remember enjoying the lemon squares you would bring to our home .... a special treat for our Dad, Gerald. Your words to me at our Dad's viewing were, "Your dad and I loved to dance". Dancing and joking ... what a great way to get to 100 years! I pray the Lord's blessings of comfort and peace to your family.

Danna Palmer Walsh Jun 6 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Connie and Craig and family: Just read about your mom. She sounds like she will be welcomed to Heaven by lots of people she has blessed while on this earth. It's a sad occasion but happy as well. Sending our condolences! Elaine and Dale

Elaine Hymas Jun 6 2017 12:00 AM