The Orange Leader
On Saturday, November 20, 2010 our dear wife and mother went to be with her Lord and Savior. Kathryn Jeanette Wallace Evans, 75, passed away peacefully after a brave yet graceful battle with ALS, Lou Gehrigs Disease.
Jeanette Evans was born on September 17, 1935, to Lawrence Olin Wallace and Anjeanette “Nettie” Carpenter Wallace. She was the beloved sister of Leon Wallace and Robin Wallace, both of Orange. She met and married the love of her life, Pleas Evans, in February of 1954, and he is left with their three children and their families to cherish her memory.
Jeanette leaves behind her husband, Pleas Arthur Evans; her son Pleas Alan Evans and his wife, Carol, of Orange; her son Gregg Evans and his wife Paula, of Orange; and her daughter Jenny Evans Talbot and her husband Dean, of Beaumont. She also leaves nine grandchildren, Elissa, Pleas Jacob, and Derrick Evans, of Orange; Justin and Quinton Evans, of Orange; and Trent, Kevin, Grady and Evan Marie Talbot, of Beaumont.
Survivors also include her brother Leon Wallace and his wife Connie; her brother Robin Wallace; her brother in law Paul Evans and his wife Barbara; and her sister in law Joette Webb and her husband Charles. Her extended family included many beloved nieces and nephews.
Jeanette was a blessing to all who knew her. She had a sweet, loving and care for others, that was learned from her mother. She and her husband lovingly provided a home for their family members during their later years, caring for them until their deaths. Her greatest blessing was her family, her husband, her children and her grandchildren. She was an avid fan of her grandchildren’s Orangefield Bobcat and Kelly High School sporting events. Even when she was physically handicapped she never missed a baseball, basketball, or football game.
Jeanette loved to paint and no doubt she is busy painting pictures in heaven. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Orange, Texas for sixty years. She loved her church and the lifelong friends it provided her and her family. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for any donations to be made to the First Christian Church, 611 North 9th St. Orange, Texas 77630.
The family would like to thank the hospice workers of Compassionate Care; Maggie, we couldn’t have made it through this without you. Lacy and Brenda, you always took the most tender care of our beloved mother. We feel like you are all part of the family.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 22, 2010 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 2 pm at the First Christian Church of Orange.