Elise “Sam” Marie Evans, age 74, of Gulf Breeze, FL passed away on January 23, 2019 in Pensacola, FL. Born in June 1944 in Callicoon, NY.
Raised in North Branch, NY. After high school, she began her travel adventures with federal civil service assignments to Iceland and South Korea. While working in Washington, DC she married a Naval Officer, which took her to the Palau Islands. Elise was an avid SCUBA diver, enjoyed beachcombing, baking, and volunteering in schools and at the Gulf Breeze Library.
She was preceded in death by parents Walter C. and Grace E. Vogler and brother Richard W. Vogler.
Elise is survived by her husband William Evans, daughter Angela Evans of Pensacola, FL, son Alexander Evans of Lynn Haven, FL, her two sisters Joan Tibbitts of NY and Barbara Hess of Raleigh, NC and brother William Vogler of Mayer, AZ, several nieces and nephews, cousins, and many close friends.
Elise wished to be cremated and to have a private celebration of life with her close family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library (https://www.santarosa.fl.gov/610/Support-the-Library) or Covenant Hospice of Pensacola (https://choosecovenant.org/donate/).
There aren't enough words to express the sorrow I feel about Elise "Sam's" passing. My heart goes out to her family, especially to her daughter, Angela, and son, Alex, who I know had a very close relationship with their mother. Sam was a hardworking volunteer and loving mother to her children. I am going to miss seeing her smiling face and hearing her heartfelt opinions about things. Her willingness to step up and do whatever she could to help others was unsurpassed. Rest in peace Sam. You will remain in our hearts forever. <3
Laura TotonGulf Breeze, FL
We are going to miss Sam. She worked at the library and never seem to get tired. Our prayers are with her family at this time.
virginia and marco whiteGulf Breeze, FL
I hope heaven is filled with turquoise waters, pristine beaches, rolling hills, rich soil, adventures to explore, and puzzles for you to solve. I hope you are reunited with those who have gone before you and are able to watch over the ones you love until you are reunited again. I'm glad to have had the opportunity to get to know you. Thank you for always being a kind spirit. Peace, Doty.
Jason M. DotyMilton, FL
Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Such a beautiful woman and beautiful life!
Christin LoveAtmore, FL
.Sam was one of a kind. Her Loss leaves an emptiness in my life. She loved life and was a perfectionist in her giving and in her volunteer work. I will miss her terribly.
My prayers and thoughts are with her family.
Pat RosePensacola,, FL
Condolences and Best Wishes
Danny LyonsPensacola, FL
Bill, Sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Chris JohnsonDaphne, AL
I'm so sorry your wife has passed.
betty enfingerpensacola, FL
I have many, many fond childhood memories of Aunt “E-E”, including hiking, “BM, BM”, her love of all things Disney, her laugh and finally of her unwaveringlove and adoration for her children- Angie & Alex. Sending my prayers and love to the family during this time.
Kari HessMedford, MA