- March 2, 1930 - May 29, 2013
- Palm Desert, California
of Robert's Passing
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“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...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: SHawn Evans - Henderson, NV - Son
“Miss you Big Daddy! Wish you were here to cheer me on for Graduation. But i know you have been beside me all along...
2 of 9 | Posted by: Bonnie Evans - Cathedral City, CA
“MISS YOU PAPA.. Not a day goes by that i dont think about you.. Your in my heart every day..
3 of 9 | Posted by: Bonnie Evans - Cathedral City, CA
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...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Shawn Evans - Palm Springs, CA
“sweet pops!You are missed everyday. Be at peace. I love you.
5 of 9 | Posted by: Bonnie - Cathedral city, CA
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.
6 of 9 | Posted by: Shawn Evans - Palm Springs, CA
“Miss you every day thank u for molding me.i am strong and stubborn like you. Thank god!
7 of 9 | Posted by: Bonnie - Cathedral city, CA
“I was thinking about you a lot today dad....I really miss my buddy.
8 of 9 | Posted by: Scott, Laura, Robert and Matthew - CA
“We Love You and Miss You Very Much!
9 of 9 | Posted by: Scott, Laura, Robert and Matthew - CA
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.