Herington, KS 1945
Evans was born into the sunlight on a rural farm in Iowa on April
29, 1922, a typical mid western childhood forged from the good
sound values and principals of hard work, honesty and moral steadfastness.
A path that lead the boy into his place of manhood.
the ugly specter of war threatened the world he did not hesitate,
joining the Army Air Corp in 1940. he had always been good with
his hands, no farm machinery could get the best of him .. and
army used that skill.
an Engineering Officer of the crew he flew 29 missions and received
the Distinguished Flying Cross for his commitment and bravery.
He was a willing yet quite warrior. He never boasted of his achievements,
he was far too humble for that
bragging was not Don Evans.
expertise with all things mechanical set the stage for a career
that lasted over 40 years. And even in his off time friends and
neighbors called upon Don to help them fix all manner of things.
He never said NO! NO, just wasn't in him. He always tried to do
the right thing.
the war he and his wife Helene married and moved to Albert Lea
MN. Don worked for his brother as apprentice mechanic.
and Helene have a son that was born in Albert Lea, MN in 1946.
the climate their not to their liking they moved back to California
in the Sacramento area.
worked for Aerojet, working on the Polaris and Minute Man mission
projects for 5 years. His first love however was working on automobiles.
He worked up from mechanic to the production manager for the largest
Chevrolet agency in the Sacramento area retiring in 1986.