Peter Evans, Jr

September 24, 1924 - June 11, 2021

Peter Evans, Jr., passed peacefully on June 11, 2021, at the age 96. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna, and his brother John. He is survived by his sisters, Marjory and Evelyn; three children, Peter (Sandra), Marianna (Kevin), and David (Thomas); grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family members.

Peter was born in Anacortes, Washington on Sept. 24, 1924. He was raised in Everett, graduating from Everett High School as the US entered WW II. He left college as a pre-med major to enlist as an Army Medic. He retired a decorated Army Veteran after serving in WW II and Korea. He earned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after serving in the Ready Reserve for over 20 years. After returning from service, he attended the University of Washington, earning a degree in Science Education and subsequently, his master’s degree at Stanford University.

He married Anna (Damoulou) Evans in 1954. They made their home in Mountlake Terrace where they raised their family and resided for more than 60 years.

Teaching defined Peter’s life. He began his career in the Seattle School District, spending 15 years at Ballard High School. In 1968, he was invited to become head of the science department at Redmond High School where he remained until retirement in 1980. Students in his chemistry classes went on to become doctors, researchers, and even a NASA astronaut.

Peter never met a stranger who did not become a friend. His life was filled with people from all different races, religions, interests, and abilities. He was genuinely curious about people’s lives and experiences and developed relationships through his friendly and inquisitive demeanor. His interests ranged from music -he was a singer, choir director, and opera lover – to travel and food. He enjoyed all life had to offer with an endless enthusiasm for learning.

Peter was active in the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption in Seattle. May his memory be eternal.

Thank you to the staff at Edmonds Landing and Providence Hospice for their compassionate care of our dad.

A memorial gathering will be held late this summer when COVID restrictions are lifted.  Please contact a family member for details.

September 24, 1924 – June 11, 2021

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