Georgia Lou Evans went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 9, 2013. Georgia was born June 3, 1926, in Florence, Colo., to Mary Lou (Jones) and John X Evans. Georgia married Richard Bailey and had two children, Cherryl Babbitt of Palmer Lake, Colo. and Craig Bailey (Deeon) of Phoenix, Ariz. She married Dr. Don Evans on October 19, 1991. Don has two daughters, Nancy (Paul) Hammel of Lincoln, Neb. and Janet (Bryan) Kanne of Omaha, Neb. She is survived by her husband, Don; the four children; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Georgia loved her family and countless friends and always shared her faith with everyone she came in contact with. She taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years at Grace Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs. She had a weekly Bible class for the girls at El Pueblo Ranch for over 11 years. She also had many Bible classes for women for over 60 years. Georgia will always be remembered for her unconditional love. Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at The First Baptist Church, 405 W. 9th St, Pueblo. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Georgia came to El Pueblo to teach a girls’ bible study class every week for 11 years. Every month she brought a birthday cake to celebrate the birthdays for the month. She always had a smile and you could tell she loved those girls. It was just in the last two years, when her health slowed her a bit, that she had to discontinue her visits. She touched hundreds of young girls’ lives with her caring and loving spirit. She will be missed — but her legacy will live on through countless generations to come. – Elizabeth Riffle, Development Officer, El Pueblo

  2. Meeting Georgia at the age of 10 at the Chadborn Spanish Mission was the best thing that ever happened to me. I gained a 2nd mom, a brother Craig, and Cherryl as a family. Later, Don entered the family, a truer man that loved Georgia and her love for the Word , sharing the Gospel, and teaching women the Word. Georgia never ran out of patience with sharing the Gospel for 10 stubborn years on my part, until I willingly let the Lord in my heart. Now 51 years later, her impact on my life, is that I get the joy of seeing my mom, Florence, a believer of 7 years thrive on the Word, several other family members walking with Christ. I will never forget, that when my beloved John and I were getting ready to be married, Florence, not asking, but told Georgia that she was going to sit in front with her, because Georgia also raised me into a fine woman. That was funny, because we all know, that no one told Georgia how things are done. Now, I have this image of Beverly Lagasse, running, with Margret Clark, walking stately, meeting Georgia in Heaven, the circle of friendship complete, saying its about time you got here! How I will miss my Elegant Lady, Georgia, my 2nd mom, my bestest of friend. Even now, tears run down my face, but oh, I am so glad she is out of pain. I will always love Georgia, will miss her, May the Lord be praise for how He worked in and thru her life for His glory, because Georgia always did things for His glory. Love Alverna Kramer

  3. Georgia always said she was my mom #2 and Thst she was. This lovely lady had so much love. I will never forget her. Don, you and Georgia will always hold a very special place in my heart forever. If you need anything and I can help please give me a call. Please keep in touch with me Don my number is 719-214-0395. I love you! Love always
    Leslie Andrews 8 Colt Court pueblo co 81008

  4. Better later than never, but this is just too difficult to do! And now I know the service is finished, my prayers have been answered for sweet Georgia to be with her Lord and Saviour, so as to be relieved of her misery.

    Georgia was my very first adult friend in Colorado Springs. She brought us some delicious homemade sweets when we moved in across the street from her and her family. I was 8 months pregnant with our first child, and Georgia became my “big sister/Mom” practically from that day on! She saw me through the birth of our two sons that followed. She knew my parents and grand parents, and my hubby’s folks who came twice from halfway around the world. Our families were totally entwined, and still are! We ate, played and talked to her family too; precious folks who are all gone now from this earth, but who live deliciously in our memories.

    Georgia occasionally entrusted me with “babysitting” her kids, who are 4 and 8 years older than our kids. Since we lived just across the street from the elementary school, Craig and Cherryl could come to our house easily for lunch if Georgia was busy with an outing to Denver with her aunties or if she was teaching a Bible study group in Pueblo. It was always fun for me and the kids. Georgia’s trust in me was tested, however, one day, when she came home to find a neighborhood watertight going on at my house with probably 10 of us with hoses and buckets and bottles of all sorts. Unfortunately, a couple of the kids were up on our roof, including at least one of HERS! (Memory fails me if it was Craig too!) It was a bit awkward, but she got over it pretty quickly! Of course, we all LOVED it! Georgia and I laughed about this episode about a month ago while we reminisced and waxed profusely with each other on the phone.

    Besides being a great neighbor, fabulous friend, marvelous mentor, “confidente”, and weeping towel when I got overwhelmed, she was also my Mother in Christ. She organized a wonderful Bible Study in my house once a month so I could be there while my kids were all asleep for the afternoon!

    I loved the ladies and the church too. I remember once that the church asked me to play a piece on my violin for a Sunday service. When I told Georgia that I decided to play “Ave Maria”, she was so kind, and in her gently voice she said, “Honey, can you think of something else to play?” I naively asked, “Why?” And she replied, “Well, Honey, it is a Catholic song, and they might prefer something else.” So typical of her sweet way! She made her point without being hurtful or insulting.

    We join the cadre of friends who will miss Georgia. We will always remember her as a true member of our family, just as we feel a part of hers. We send our love out to Craig and Deeon, Don, and Cherryl.

    With Love and fabulous memories,

    Barb and Chah� Chahbazian

  5. Craig my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Even though I never met your mom I could tell from you how special she really was and now all of your memories of her will be treasured by you and all who knew her.

  6. Dear Don and family – what a wonderful lady Georgia was! Even though we only saw you when we all happened to eat at the Mill Stop, it was evident that Georgia was a very special person. I will always remember how sweet she was and how lovingly she looked at you, Don. We pray that it will give you comfort to know that she is now one of the angels singing in God’s choir. George and Debbie Graham

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with Craig and family. May your loss be eased by your Mother’s love and your love for her. Remember the joy and of course that you will together again one day. Craig, you are a great son and are a great friend to many.
    Sandy

  8. We are always saddened by a dear friend passing, but we know Georgia is with her Heavenly Father now and it was her desire that we would all join her. Sue and I loved her so much. She was such an encouragement to us and our ministry and we look forward to seeing her soon! Living in South Carolina & various issues, we can’t be there Saturday. Our thanks to Craig for letting us know.

  9. Mom,

    NO words can convey the emptiness that’s in my heart right now!
    You were THE BEST Mom anyone could ever have had!

    There won’t be a day that goes by that I won’t think of you ‘�� and I look forward
    to spending eternity with you in Heaven.

    I love you Mom!

    Craig

  10. I never had the pleasure of meeting Georgia but heard so many wonderful things about her from Craig. I know she was a loving mother and loved by so many friends and family. May she rest in peace.

  11. I was saddened to get Craig’s voicemail message about Georgia’s passing. Thank you so much for calling and letting me know. I have such wonderful memories of your sweet mom and of your whole family. I know that my mom, Beth Lockyear, adored Georgia, and counted her among her closest friends. My brother Bob passed away in January, and we were in Colorado Springs briefly for his funeral. We saw several old Evangelical Pres friends, like Mrs. Hardcastle and Gene and Ginny Carroll, which was so nice. I am now the last remaining member of my family. I did not get Craig’s number when he called – I’d love to get in touch. Please call again or use the same number you called me on to text me your number or email. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this difficult time. Your mother was a special woman, and it was an honor and blessing to have known her.

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