Evangeline 'Evan' Andrews, 63, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Dec. 30, 2012, after a well-fought battle with ovarian cancer. Two funeral services will be held to celebrate her life. The first at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Cristo Rey Parish in Santa Fe, N.M. The second will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Christ the King, 1708 Horseshoe Dr., in Pueblo, Colo., with Msgr. Tom Adrians as celebrant. Evan was born in Santa Fe on September 5, 1949. She graduated from Loretto High School in Santa Fe and continued on to receive her bachelor's degree in elementary education from New Mexico State where her love for education began. She went on to obtain a master's degree in elementary education from East Central University in Ada, Okla., and ultimately earned her administrative certification from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo. After meeting at New Mexico State and dating for five years, Evan married Raymond Forrest Andrews on Jan. 2, 1971. Their romance continued for 43 years. Evan's passion for education flourished through the years, as she taught elementary students in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. As the principal at Eva Baca Elementary School and Fountain International Magnet School in Pueblo for nearly 15 years, Evan found her true calling amongst her wonderful staff and students. Evan is survived by her husband, Ray; mother, Amelia Catanach; daughters, Renee Robinson and Stacey Sepp; sister, Stephanie McDonald and brother-in-law, Louis McDonald; sons-in-law, Tim Robinson and Tim Sepp; grandchildren, Kai Sepp and Sloane Robinson; nephew, Ian McDonald; niece, Kimberly McDonald; and other family and friends. Evan is preceded in death by her father, Alfredo Catanach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the HERA Women's Cancer Foundation for ovarian cancer research at P.O. Box 6147, Denver, CO 80206. The family is also working to establish an educational foundation in Evan's name for which details will be announced later. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Evan’s bright light will shine on through her beautiful daughters and grandchildren. May your loving memories bring you comfort. God Bless and Much Love!

  2. How lucky was I to meet Evangeline when she was planning the wedding for family living in Santa Fe. She was so gentle, over the top nice, and fun to have in the store. She was a class act. She will always be in my memory. MaryAnn Canchola

  3. God bless your family. Evan touched and influenced the life of many in our community. Her beautiful smile, the twinkle in her eye, the laughter in her voice, her passion for helping others will all be missed but know she has left her footprint here. Having the pleasure of being a colleague for many years as fellow principals, I witnessed firsthand her dedication, talent, and intelligence she brought in her role as a professional educator. I remember when my dad passed away, Evan was the first one to give me that big hug so needed following mass. She was extremely proud of you girls and so excited when she learned she was going to be a grandparent. She loved it. Heaven must be thrilled to have her with all God’s angels…she will continue to influence from above.

  4. You will ALWAYS remain in our HEARTS, Thank You for all the MEMORIES and Thank You for coming into my Life,My children’s life, and my grandchildren’s life, We Will Always Love You… Our Prayers to Ray,Stacy,Renee and their families, Evan’s Mother, Thank You for sharing such a Beautiful Lady!

  5. Although I didn’t know Mrs. Andrews very well, by knowing her daughter, Stacey, I feel like I have a clear insight into how her mother lived life. I imagine that Stacey’s incredible qualities and characteristics, in large part, came from her mother — kindness, compassion, strength, intelligence, beauty, sense of humor, positive influence, and her ability to be an amazing mother, sister, wife and friend. May Heaven open its gates to a brilliant light and may He help family and friends find peace and joy in celebrating Evan’s life and legacy. Hugs and prayers and I wish I could be there.

  6. I met Evan and Ray in 1968, and the path my life took was influenced and intertwined with theirs over many years. I have so many fond memories of our double dates at State. I will never forget her infectious laughter, and the way she approached life…head on and with a fun loving heart. Ray and Evan were the couple that everyone envied for their deep love and devotion to each other. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who holds her dear. She will always be remembered as one of a kind.

  7. Our lives have been Very Blessed and made better because of her and The staff of Fountain International Magnet school. Heaven has become a much more glorious place with her there!! <3 Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends <3

  8. What an emptiness we feel from the loss of a such a fantastic boss, woman and friend. Evan always had a kind word for everyone and the patience of Job with kids. We at Baca have very many fond memories of her as she click -clacked down the hall in her heels to visit us each day. Heaven is truly blessed to have another angel in its presence. We love you Evan.Our deepest sympathy to you Ray, Renee and Stacey

  9. What a great loss for us, but, what a great gain for Heaven. Thank you Mrs. Andrews for being an awesome Principal at Baca while my son, Patrick Smith, went there. You made such a difference in the kid’s lives with your caring leadership and just with your overall kind heart and spirit. You are truly an inspiration and you will be missed. God bless your family.

  10. Words can not express the sorrow that is felt. Evan was such a gracious and caring person. Every one who came in contact with her experienced a true feeling of acceptance. She truly was a magnificent lady who cared for all in her presence. She will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are for the family.

  11. My condolences to Evan’s family. I’m writing from C�rdoba, Argentina. I was the Spanish teacher the first year at FIMG. I was blessed to work there for a year, and to have Evan as Principal and teacher. Her energy, joy, good spirit and passion for her job inspire me as a teacher and as a person. Love and prayers from here.

  12. My condolences to the family of Ms. Andrews.. She was a great person! My children attended Baca Elementary for 5 years…She treated every student with respect and love….She will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  13. Ray, Stacey, Renee and family – Evan was so special to my family and me. It is amazing to think about all the lives she touched (thousands, probably!) in Pueblo and the other places she worked and lived. She was this amazing mix of professionalism and compassion, business and fun, firmness and love. Thank you for sharing her with us. I wish we had her for longer, but I will forever be grateful for the time we did have. Steve, the kids and I will keep your family in our prayers! Steve, Laura, Anika and James Escalera

  14. Thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Andrews’ family. My youngest child is a second-grader at FIMS and Mrs. Andrewswas an educator who made a difference. My heart is sad for her family and for all of her students as well. God Bless

  15. May God Bless your family at this difficult time. I knew your Mom from Christ the King and can just envision her smiling face and supportive voice. God gained an angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

  16. She was a good leader to fountain she was a good person to be around and deep in my heart she will never be forgotten even know it is sad she is in a better place god bless her

  17. Ray, Renee & Stacey and Family~
    We send our sincere condolence, sorry for the loss of your wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister.
    The Angels <j> <j> are always near
    to those who are grieving to whisper
    to them that their loved one
    is safe in the hands of God.
    May you find peace and comfront in knowing that so many family & friends have you in their thoughts & prayers.
    May God Bless you all!
    Dean, Tammy Serna (Velarde)</j></j>

  18. Our hearts are saddened by the loss of an amazing woman. We send out our love and prayers to her family and to her school family. She will be truely missed!

  19. Women abound, but not a lot of true ladies, Mrs. Andrews was such a lady and always led with class and grace. She had a big heart, but definitely had a way of letting you know when she meant business. Many hugs and prayers go out to her family and also to her FIMS family– she will be sorely missed.

  20. Our thoughts and prayers are with her dear family! Evan will be truly missed! She was so loving with my kiddos as they walked through the doors of FIMS each morning! Always ready to hug and with words of encouragement! Thank you for sharing her with us!!

  21. Thoughts and prayers for the family as you go through this time. She was a wonderful woman, educator, and leader that will be missed by many!

  22. All her students & parents will truly miss her. She was a great principal and person. Our thoughts and prays are with her family.

  23. Mrs. Andrews you were an inspiration to our children and to those who were ever in your presence. Many blessings to your family.

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