Carolyn Evans
Carolyn Evans

Carolyn Joan Evans, 80, Rochester, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017, at her residence.

She was born on Dec. 14, 1936, in Marion, the daughter of Byron E. and Priscilla Merle (Blacketor) Ginn. On June 5, 1955, at the First Baptist Church in Rochester, she married Larry Evans.

Mrs. Evans had worked for more than 31 years at the former Foley's Jewelers in downtown Rochester. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church, a dedicated volunteer for the United Ministries Food Pantry and a Girl Scout leader for many years. In her leisure time, she and her husband Larry enjoyed traveling all over the world, visiting 40 different countries.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Evans, Rochester; children Lynn and husband Joe Williams, Rochester, Brent and wife Catherine Evans, Plymouth, and Brenda and husband Steve Christian, Minneapolis, Minn.; grandchildren Cole Christian, Fayetteville, N.C., and Etta Evans, Porter Evans and Everly Evans, all of Plymouth; and stepgrandchildren Kiel and Nic Williams, both of Rochester.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Carrie A. Williams.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating. Friends may visit from 10:30 a.m. to the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Ministries Food Pantry, First Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed at