Setsuko Isokai Evans, known as Nancy to all her friends, passed away on July 4, 2014, at her home in Fairfield, Calif. She was 85.
She was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Fukuoka, Japan, to Ichimon and Aya Isokai.
Nancy married Robert “Bob” Evans, the love of her life in 1954 in Tokyo, Japan. They were happily married for 60 years. They met at the bank where she worked. They arrived in the United States in 1955, where she worked on and received her U.S. citizenship. She was a very proud American and loved the United States.
Nancy traveled as an Air Force spouse to Maine, Vermont, New York, Ohio, Delaware, Florida, back to Japan and finally ended up at Travis AFB. Nancy was a member of St Mark’s Lutheran Church, a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a volunteer at Family Services and Travis AFB thrift store.
She was an accomplished artist who worked with water colors and oils. Nancy could accomplish anything she put her mind to, such as sewing, ikebana (flower arranging), gardening and even fishing. Nancy brought happiness to everyone she came in contact with and had a great sense of humor to the very end.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Bob; sons, Robert III and David; daughter-in-laws, Angie and Wendy Evans; grandchildren, Shannon Evans and her fiancé Billy Freudenberg, Patrick McCarty and wife Joy, Holly Evans and fiancé Rudy Gomez, David Evans II and Hayley Peterson and her husband Drew Peterson; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Rose Peterson; brother, Hochiro; and beloved dog, Buttons.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and four brothers.
The family would also like to give special thanks to North Bay Hospice, Dr. Lew Broschard and health aids Iris and Lynette for their dedicated loyalty and care for Nancy.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1600 Union Ave., Fairfield, Calif
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.
Arrangements under the care of Bryan-Baker Funeral Home, 707-425-4697 or www.bryanbraker.com.