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Oct 30, 1936 - July 4, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Avery W. Evans passed away at her Oklahoma City home on July 4, 2014, with her family by her side. She was born in Monticello, Maine, on October 30, 1936, to Reginald and Jeane (Cullins) Rush. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Dale E. Rush. She was a dedicated wife and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She leaves her loving husband of 46 years, Gene Evans; along with his siblings, Vernon, Charles, Jack, and Ann, and their families; daughter, Kimberly Huber, her husband Alan and grandchildren, Cody and Ashlee, of Simi Valley, CA; her daughter, Sabrina Cronenberger, her husband Duane, of Fort Mill, SC, and grandchildren, Katishna, of Columbus, OH, Melinda, of Fort Mill, SC, and Michael, of Blackstone, MA; and her sister, Zona Simmons and husband Carrol and family, of Elkins, WV. She has two great-grandchildren, Evan and Laurie, both of Columbus, OH. The family wishes to extend special thanks to her close friends, Paula Nickl Guadagno and Carol Brown, Oklahoma City, for their endless devotion and assistance in her times of need and support of her dear friend, Ruth Cavanaugh. A thank-you to the nurses and aides of Valir Hospice for their assistance and support. She was employed at the Elks Lodge #417 of Oklahoma City as a waitress and cook, who treated everyone as her family. She worked most of her life in the restaurant and domestic fields, where her outgoing and vivacious personality would shine. She was an avid crafter and enjoyed collecting numerous items for display in her home. At her request, cremation was honored, and a memorial service will be planned for a future date.

Published in The Oklahoman on July 8, 2014
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