November 11, 2009
ST. GEORGE - Christine Evens, 64, November 6, 2009 in Santa Clara, UT. Chris was born on December 24, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mabel Wilson Evens and Oakley Spencer Evens.
Chris was raised in Darien, Connecticut, graduating in 1963 from Darien High School. She did her undergraduate studies at Bennett Collage and University of California at Santa Barbara. She obtained her Masters Degree in Education for Disadvantaged Children at New York University. She taught school in the South Bronx of New York City until 1972 when she moved to Derby Line, Vermont and opened her first design show room called "By Design". In 1974, Chris moved to Santa Barbara, California, with her two year old son Adam. From that time on, she focused on developing a successful design business. In 1986, they moved to Houston, Texas, for a short time, but long enough for her and Adam to establish many meaningful friendships before her final move to St. George in 1988. She was involved in the design and construction of many beautiful homes in the St. George area, loving her work and spending most of her time growing her business. She was Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997 with her business now called "2 Design". Also, in 1995, she won the Citizens Downtown Beautification Award for her extensive renovation of the 1873 Bishop's Storehouse. Her creative design work was demonstrated for several years running in the Annual Parade of Homes. In addition, Chris was extremely active in several local community organizations in the support of the St. George area.
She is survived by her son Adam Evens, wife Kristen Sweeny Evens and children Sophie Mabel Evens and Max David Evens of Rogers, Arkansas. This family was the joy of her life and how she spent her little free time but any free time that she had.
Chris is also survived by her sisters Antoinette Clark and husband John R. Clark, Wendy Melissa Ruppel and husband John R. Ruppel, Julie E. Simons, husband Stephen C. Simons and sister Elizabeth Dinny Evens and a long lineage of nieces and nephews.
A service celebrating Chris Evens will be held on Saturday, November 14th at 1 PM at the Clubhouse at Entrada at Snow Canyon, 2537 West Entrada Trail, St. George, Utah. For any questions call Dinny Evens at 530-414-1420. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-637-4221. See Metcalf's website at www.metcalfmortuary.com for condolences and full obituary and funeral listings.