Kraft said he was surprised to learn of her age upon her death.
“I had no idea she was 83,” he said. “She was so energetic and always so full of life. And she never missed a meeting, leaving Cohasset to travel to Boston at 7 in the morning. The traffic never deterred her.”
An avid sportswoman, Mrs. Evan enjoyed golf, sailing, and tennis until recently, her son said, even after dual knee-replacement surgery. She also taught sailing to adults and children at the Cohasset Yacht Club.
“She was very active,” he said, “and she and my father were crazy avid about any sport they could do with the family.”
A service has been held for Mrs. Evans, who in addition to her husband, son, daughter, and nine grandchildren leaves another daughter, Martha Morris of Ridgefield, Conn., and a brother, George C. Sweeney of Spencer.
“She was very outgoing and very interested in people,” said her son, who noted that many described Mrs. Evans as “a force.”
“She had a very powerful personality,” he said, “and she was so accomplished.”
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