Life Tribute – Cynthia Marie Evans

Cynthia Marie Evans

Cynthia Marie Evans lost her long-fought battle with cancer Feb.14, 2021. She was born on Jan. 28, 1947, the second of five children to Oren and Maxine Orr in Port Hueneme, California.

Her childhood years were spent as a Navy brat on numerous Naval bases throughout this great nation, as her father was a career sailor in the U.S. Navy. Upon her father’s naval retirement, their family settled in Santa Clara, California, where she and her four brothers attended Wilcox High School. Upon graduation, she worked in the administration department of the Sacramento School District and later at Casper Instruments.

In 1972 she was reacquainted with high school sweetheart, Dave Evans, and the two married in 1974, moving to Camptonville where he began a long Forest Service career. Moving from Silicon Valley to a small rural community of only eight families was quite a change for this city girl, but she quickly adapted to a new life style.

The Evans family would later make a move to Cedarville in 1978 where they remained for almost 24 years. During that time Cindy worked in various positions with the Surprise Valley School District, Surprise Valley Medical Clinic, the Soil Conservation Service and finally the Bureau of Land Management. Her career with the BLM was by far her favorite, as she had the opportunity to work with outstanding people who became lifelong friends.

In 2001 Cindy and Dave moved to Susanville to continue their careers. She retired from the BLM at the Eagle Lake Field Office in 2007. She split her retirement years between designing and caring for an English cottage garden, traveling, fishing and camping with Dave, all the while spoiling and loving her grandkids.

Cindy will be remembered for her cheerful smile, devotion to family and friends as well her love and patience for her five Grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents Maxine and Oren Orr; and brothers Patrick and Anthony.

She is survived by her husband, David Evans of Susanville; daughter Kimberly (grandsons: Jace and Hendricks) Young of Lovelock, Nevada; son Mathew (Audra and Grandsons: Coy, Loren and Cory) Evans of Surprise Valley, California; brother Terry (Marilyn) Orr, of Los Molinas, California; brother Timothy Orr, of Placerville, California; cousin Peggy (Nick) Bartsch, of Sacramento, California; and cousin Thomas (Mary Lou) Orr ,of San Diego, California.

With the complications concerning COVID and our winter weather, services will be postponed. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests making donations to the American Cancer Society at