Thursday, January 13, 2011

Former Mackay Resident, Stanford "Bob" Evans Passes Away in Hemet, California

STANFORD "BOB" EVANS Age 90, and thirty year resident of Hemet, CA passed away January 10, 2011. Bob was born in Mackay, Idaho October 8, 1920 and retired from Northrup Corporation, Hawthorne, CA in 1980 where he worked as an electrical engineer. While serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II Bob met and married the love of his life, Louise Nissen, in 1944. Following the war he moved his family to Compton, CA where he worked as an electrician while studying electrical engineering at the University of Southern California. Bob loved camping and he and Louise were active in the Pioneers Alaskan Camper Club from 1968 until 1995. After retirement he developed an interest in computers and genealogy and was a member of the Hemet Genealogical Computing Group at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Louise of Hemet, CA; daughter Cheryl Doyle of Phoenix, Arizona; sons Robert Evans of Montrose, Colorado and John Evans of Laguna Hills, CA; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation from 9:00 AM, to be followed by a memorial service at 10:00 AM Friday, January 14, 2011 at Miller-Jones Mortuary, Hemet, CA (951) 658-3161 In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Ramona VNA & Hospice, Hemet, California or a charitable organization of your choice. Published in Press-Enterprise on January 13, 2011.

Stanford "Bob" Evan's Grandpa's House in Mackay, Idaho. Note the Mackay School with bell tower in the background. Date Unknown
Stanford "Bob" Evans in Mackay in 1935

Stanford "Bob" Evans and Clyde Bitton Ice Skating on the Mackay Dam. Date Unknown
Stanford "Bob" Evan's wife, Louise Nissen Evans, ice skating on the Mackay Dam. Date Unknown.

Stanford "Bob" Evans ran the Mackay Radio & Electric on Main Street in the 1940s. The office was located in the same building where Jim McKelvey has his insurance office today.
Main Street photo taken Summer 2003

I believe Bob's last visit to Mackay was in 2006. He came with his wife, Louise for the Mackay Barbecue.
 Louise and Stanford "Bob" Evan September 16, 2006 in Mackay, Idaho

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