Harold Milton Evans, an Oakland native who last lived in Santa Rosa, died
Feb. 17 of a heart attack while working at the Faculty Club at the University
of California, Berkeley.
Evans, 65, had owned and operated the former Montgomery Ward store in Rohnert
Park in the mid-1970s and early 1980s. He later worked as a real estate
agent in Rohnert Park.
He moved to Sonoma County from Los Angeles where he had worked as an insurance
broker, according to his son, Gary Evans of Mendocino.
He graduated from Oakland High School. He served in the air arm of the
Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean War.
Evans attended U.C. Berkeley and took classes at Santa Rosa Junior College
in later years. He loved the academic life. He also enjoyed nature, spending
time with his grandchildren and living in Sonoma County.
Besides his son, he is survived by his wife, Billie Evans of Santa Rosa;
daughter, Alana Wilson of Bend, Ore.; sons, Rick Letterman of Salinas,
and Geoff Evans of San Francisco; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today in the U.C. Berkeley Faculty