Christine A. Evans, legal secretary, dies

She had worked for Howard County government and was a homemaker

July 08, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Christine A. Evans, a former legal secretary and homemaker, died Wednesday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at her Mays Chapel home.

She was 90 and formerly lived in Ellicott City.

Christine A. Knaak was born in Baltimore and raised in Canton. She was a graduate of Clara Barton Vocational-Technical High School.

She worked as a legal secretary and later for Howard County government until her 1971 marriage to John "Jack" Evans, who is retired from the purchasing department from International Paper Co.

Mrs. Evans had been an active member for more than 50 years of Eastern Star Chapter 33 and was past president of Bou Tem Sci. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile and its drill team, the Scottish Rite Women's Club, and the Red Hats.

She was also a past director of the Jasterettes and had been president of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary.

She was an accomplished seamstress and made many of her clothes. She also was an avid gardener and enjoyed canning vegetables she had grown.

"She especially took pride in her bread-and-butter pickles," her husband said.

Mrs. Evans enjoyed vacationing in Ocean City and Hawaii.

Mrs. Evans had been an active member for more than 50 years of First Lutheran Church of Ellicott City, where she had been an usher and served on committees.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Loudon Park Funeral Home, 3620 Wilkens Ave.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Steven Heaps of Essex; a granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren. Her first marriage ended in divorce.

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