In Memory

Art Evensen

Art Evensen

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06/02/11 02:10 PM #1    

Richard Epting

I received an e-mail from Art's widow, Marcella Morris Evanson, asking me to include this information about Art's life.


Art Evensen 1943-2008
     If you knew Art from the Carlmont years, you probably remember a rather shy individual, but very kind and a good friend.
I met Art in Mr. Karl Baeur's Painting and Drawing Class in 1960.  He and Dave Nelson would delight in getting me sent to the Principal's Office for uncontrollable laughter at their jokes!
     After High School, a group of us would frequent the Old Spaghetti Factory in San Francisco to hear the Flamenco Guitar and Dance troupe that performed there each weekend. Art started playing the Flamenco Guitar then, and continued to do so until his death. Later on in his life, he learned how to build the classical guitars, and made several of them.  We moved to the San Joaquin Valley where we  raised our two girls . Art had his own Shop for Woodworking and did custom  work for interior design companies in Lafayette and the Bay Area.
     We  relocated to the Central Coast when Art got a position as woodworker with Santa Cruz Yachts. He was in his element designing and executing the teak interiors of the yachts. At the time of his death, Art was working for Santa Cruz Mill and Cabinet Shop. He was an active grandfather to his four grand daughters. His main focus was working on restoring a Stonehorse Sailboat which he was looking forward to sailing out of Moss Landing and around the Monterey Bay.  He was a very kind, gentle man with a wonderful sense of humor, yet  his quiet reserve made him a good listener and friend. Aloha, Art...Until we meet again! marcella

06/22/11 10:51 PM #2    

Jerry Ford

 Art will be deeply missed by all those who had the good fortune to know him.   Our memories of Art will be both unique and communal – memories that help illustrate Art’s easy ability to make you feel special, yet also part of something larger and more important than yourself.

I will miss his wit, his warmth, his gentleness and generosity, his intellectual and social curiosities, and his intense love of life.   I will remember also those less generic qualities: his particular gestures and mannerisms, his great smile and laughter, the tone of his voice.  I was privileged to know him, not only because he was a good and generous friend, but also because he helped me to grow and develop, to adjust my priorities, and to see the world in a more positive manner.

Art and I grew up together in Belmont and had many wonderful “Boy’s Life” adventures exploring the open spaces in and around the Belmont Hills – pretending to be much more worldly and brave and adventurous than we really were.  We had fun and we laughed a lot.  Art was fun to be with - and he had a wonderful way of making you feel better about yourself just by being in his company.

My life from now on will be the poorer for the loss of Art's friendship, just as it is richer for having known him and the memories I have of him.  I shall remember Art as long as I live.



07/08/11 06:34 PM #3    

Sandra Seely (LWeissel)


My heart goes out to Art's wife, Marcella and their children/grandchildren. What a heartwarming message she posted...along with Jerry Ford's message as well.  I did not know Art that well in school, but will always remember his "shy" ways and his gentle manner.   A very sweet guy who will be missed by all who knew him.  It certainly is clear how very skilled and talented he was....and it is obvious that he and Marcella shared a wonderful life together.  RIP Art....a pleasure to have known you.


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