Mr. Robert Joseph Evans

  • Born: March 2, 1930
  • Died: May 29, 2013
  • Location: Palm Desert, California

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Robert Joseph Evans of Palm Desert, California, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Eisenhower Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Robert (Bob) was born on March 2, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, the only child of Robert Patrick Evans and Olga Anne Gluck and spent his childhood there. After graduating from Fenwick High School, he served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953 playing football (his true passion) for the Army team while stationed in Germany. Following his honorable discharge, he and a buddy set off from Chicago on a road trip to Florida for Spring Break only later deciding to "take a quick detour" to New Orleans in hopes of catching Mardi Gras. After discovering that they were much too late for Mardi Gras, they decided to soak up the night life for a while before heading to Florida. While there, Robert met the love of his life and future wife, Sheila M. Brown on a dance cruise aboard a Mississippi Riverboat. They married a year later, on February 27, 1954 in his hometown of Maywood, Illinois. Bob continued with his passion for football by playing semi-professional ball for many years, until family finally won out. He and Sheila later moved to Southern California to pursue their dreams and start a family. They raised five children: Katherine, Shawn, Bonnie, Jayme and Scott in the San Fernando Valley, just north of Hollywood. After several career moves, Bob retired from Sony Pictures Entertainment in 1998 where he worked as the company's Controller. He was a lifelong sports fan and especially loved his Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Bob was a devoted, loving husband, father and grandfather and is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sheila Evans, his children and their spouses, Katherine Evans, Shawn & Robin Evans, Bonnie Evans, Jayme Evans & Ellen Gyberg, Scott & Laura Evans, and his beloved grandchildren, Brooke Nielsen, Brent Evans, Robert Evans and Matthew Evans.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dad,

It's now been 6 years you've been gone, and it seems like we just lost you yesterday. I keep asking myself if it will get any easier and yes, some days it does, but the hurt never really goes away. There are so many times throughout the year I wish I had one more day to spend together talking and laughing. There are so many things I would share with you about life. I cherish all the days we spent together and so thankful I had those days with you.

I think of you every day and hope you are at peace.

Love You Always and Forever,

Your Son,
Shawn

Posted by Shawn Evans - Henderson, NV - Son   May 28, 2019

Dad,

It's been 5 years now and I really thought the hurt I feel would get easier but it doesn't. I still think of you every day.

I can't believe it's been 5 years now.

I'm not sure if the ache in my heart it will ever go away.

You are always remembered and will never be forgotten.

Love Always and Forever,

Shawn

Posted by Shawn Evans - Henderson, NV - Son   May 29, 2018

I think of you every day. I will always have our memories to cherish. I Love you Daddyp

Posted by Katherine Evans - San Diego, ID - Daughter   June 28, 2017

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Dad,

You will always be remembered and never forgotten.

Love always and Forever

Shawn

Posted by Shawn Evans - Henderson, NV - Son   May 29, 2017

Dad,

It's been 4 years now and I thought it would get easier over time but I was wrong. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. Everything I do in life I think about you and how you thought me how to do those things. You were such a good teacher, mentor and a father. You are missed every day and I will never forget you.

Love Always and Forever you Son,

Shawn

Posted by Shawn Evans - Henderson, NV - Son   May 28, 2017

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Miss you daddy.

Posted by Bonnie Evans - CA - Daughter   May 28, 2017

Dad,

Three years ago I lost not only my father but my coach, my mentor, my DAD. I can't believe it's been three years. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. The pain never goes away and I don't expect it to. I miss you more then you'll ever know.

I know you're resting in peace.

Love Always & Forever,

Your Son,

Shawn

Posted by SHawn Evans - Henderson, NV - Son   May 28, 2016

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Miss you Big Daddy! Wish you were here to cheer me on for Graduation. But i know you have been beside me all along...

Posted by Bonnie Evans - Cathedral City, CA - Daughter   May 25, 2016

MISS YOU PAPA.. Not a day goes by that i dont think about you.. Your in my heart every day..

Posted by Bonnie Evans - Cathedral City, CA - DAUGHTER   May 28, 2015

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Dad,

We lost you one year ago today. This past year has been the hardest year in my life. You prepared me for a lot and taught me everything but loosing you was something I never really prepared for. I think of you every day and know you in a better place.

I LOVE YOU with all my heart.

Shawn

Posted by Shawn Evans - Palm Springs, CA - Son   May 30, 2014

sweet pops!You are missed everyday. Be at peace. I love you.

Posted by Bonnie - Cathedral city, CA - Daughter   May 29, 2014

Dad,

There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. You were such a positive influence in my life.

I LOVE YOU and miss you.

Shawn

Posted by Shawn Evans - Palm Springs, CA - Son   March 20, 2014

Miss you every day thank u for molding me.i am strong and stubborn like you. Thank god!

Posted by Bonnie - Cathedral city, CA - Daughter   November 29, 2013

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I was thinking about you a lot today dad....I really miss my buddy.

Posted by Scott, Laura, Robert and Matthew - Palm Desert, CA - SON   September 27, 2013

We Love You and Miss You Very Much!

Posted by Scott, Laura, Robert and Matthew - Palm Desert, CA - SON   August 14, 2013