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Anna Mae (Ashton) Evans


Anna Mae Evans, age 80, of Las Cruces, N.M. died May 12, 2020, in Las Cruces, N.M. Anna Mae was born February 12, 1940 in Titusville, PA, to Elmer and Arlene (Gardner) Ashton. 

She grew up in Tampa, FL, and graduated from Chamberlain Senior High School, class of 1958. She went to college and met the love of her life, D. Kent Evans, her freshman year at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. They both graduated with their BAs in June 1962 and married on June 23,1962 in Tampa, at her childhood home. They had a wonderful 50 years together, and they began their life together in Cocoa Beach, FL, for the first 12 years. Then moved to Las Cruces, N.M., for the remainder of her life. 

Anna Mae loved her family and supported her husband in all the community organizations that kept them both active in the community they loved. Anna Mae cherished the friendships she made throughout her life. She always felt the most important job was her family. She made sure that everyone was taken care of. She always made the holidays, family vacations and any celebration special, with her cooking, fun traditions and the smile and laugh we will never forget. The most important is she helped raise all her grandchildren. She was a major part of their lives and helped to make them become the great people they are today.

She is survived by her three children, D.K. Evans and wife Patty, Darlene K (Evans) Stalder (Michael), Derek K Evans and wife Lisa. Her seven grandchildren, Dylun, Dayvina, Derika, Brandon, Bronti, Crystal and Derek Jr. Her six great grandchildren, Kambree, Kyla, Dylun Jr., Alex, Zell, Donny. She is also survived by her sister, Sue Mullis husband William of Florida and her brother, Elmer Ashton and wife Linda of Tennessee. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. A celebration of life will be announced on a later date.