Claudia Lou (Haner) Evans, 82, of Canyon City passed away Thursday, April 27, at her residence. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Mosier Pioneer Cemetery in Mosier. A memorial service will also be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 8, at the John Day Elks Lodge No. 1824.
On Nov. 25, 1934, Evans was born to Ralph Edger Haner and Georgia (Woods) Haner. She attended Bend High School, graduating in 1952. She then completed nurse training to become a registered nurse in 1955 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland.
She married Kenneth L. Evans in Bend, Aug. 2, 1959. She spent the next 35 years working as a registered nurse in Bend, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Fairfax, Virginia, retiring from the Grant County Health Department in John Day in 1992.
Evans enjoyed RVing, camping, hosting deer camp, gardening, traveling to tropical locations, sewing, reading, visiting Arizona and attending the Pendleton Round-Up. She also loved spending time with her children, granddaughter and great-granddaughter. She was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, American Cancer Society, John Day Elkettes and Forest Service Magpies. She also worked on 25 quilts for Doctors without Borders and 25 quilts for The Casey Eye Clinic.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth L. Evans of John Day; her daughters Jennifer Medico of John Day and Juliann Evans of John Day; son-in-law Phil Medico; granddaughter Whitney Moore of Port Townsend, Washington; great-granddaughter Emma Voigt of Port Townsend; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant County Health Department through Driskill Memorial Chapel at 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.
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