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In Memory of

Evelyn Jean Gavin

July 1, 1930 - July 30, 2017

Obituary


Evelyn Jean Gavin went home to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ on July 30, 2017 after a long life as a loving wife to Raymond Thomas Gavin, and mother to Rickie Thomas Gavin and Dwayne Keegan Gavin. Evelyn was born July 1st 1930 in Bakersfield, CA to parents Hazel and Joe Tatum. She attended local schools and graduated from Kern High School (BHS) in 1948. She met Raymond Thomas Gavin and married the love of her life in 1951 after a ceremony in Las Vegas, NV. She celebrated 65 years of marriage this year...

Evelyn Jean Gavin went home to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ on July 30, 2017 after a long life as a loving wife to Raymond Thomas Gavin, and mother to Rickie Thomas Gavin and Dwayne Keegan Gavin. Evelyn was born July 1st 1930 in Bakersfield, CA to parents Hazel and Joe Tatum. She attended local schools and graduated from Kern High School (BHS) in 1948. She met Raymond Thomas Gavin and married the love of her life in 1951 after a ceremony in Las Vegas, NV. She celebrated 65 years of marriage this year to Ray. Evelyn loved her husband and boys Rick and Dwayne, and enjoyed working for a short time at Judd's women's store, was president of the PTA at Horace Mann School, fishing with Ray in Oregon, and playing cards or dominos with family and friends. She and Ray retired to Cayucos, CA in July 1987, where she attended Cayucos Community Church. After a short battle with cancer with some residual health challenges, she continued to enjoy family and friends who came to see her. She knitted, crocheted, read her bible, and loved to win playing cards, or taking short drives to Morro Rock just to be sure it was still there.
She is joining her parents, brothers Joe and Richard, beloved son Dwayne who proceeded her in death, and leaves her husband Ray, son Rick and wife Pam, grandchildren Erin Grover, Keegan Ray Gavin, Connor, Caitlin, and Corbin Gavin, brother Robert Tatum and wife Sally, and 5 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews who loved her.