Doris Helen Evans Obituary

Date of Birth:

Tuesday, January 25th, 1927

Date of Death:

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Funeral Home:

Gill Funeral Service
308 East Walnut Street
Washington, Indiana, UNITED STATES


WASHINGTON — Doris Helen Evans, 83, of Washington, beloved mother and grandmother, was called home to eternal rest to be with her Lord and her husband, Byron “Geno” Gene Evans on Saturday at 11:33 a.m. at Daviess Community Hospital. She was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Daviess County, to the late Lafe and Helen Williams Wick. Doris graduated from Washington High School and after graduation she married Byron “Geno” Gene Evans on June 17, 1944, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 2005. Doris and Gene were locally famous for bring Mexican cuisine to Washington with their restaurant El Gringo Taco. They started out in a little trailer east of town and then in 1987 opened their restaurant where Bobe’s Pizza is now located. Doris loved to sing Patsy Cline’s songs, especially while her husband played the guitar. They entertained during the holidays as well as throughout the year for local nursing homes, hospital and churches. Doris was a gracious and wonderful woman and brought many people to the Lord. She will be greatly missed. Doris was an active member of the Central Christian Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher and an elder. She was always looking for new ways to serve the Lord and was willing to do anything to help everyone. Leaving behind to mourn her passing, but celebrating her life, are her children, Gary Evans of Michigan and his children, Hailey, Britt and Kasey; Timothy Shawn (Lori) and their children, Scott and Erin; Cheryl (Don) Turnbow of Ranger, Texas, and their children, Bo, Mike, Brandon, Josh and Tony; Karen (Fate) Brasher of Morgantown W.V., and their children, Merci, Faith, Autumn and Missy; special daughter-in-law, Bonnie Evans; and 27 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband and parents, Doris’ sister, Mary Hall, and brothers, Eugene, John, Noble and Rev. Joseph Wick; and grandson, Bo Turnbow, who passed away in December 1990, were waiting for Doris to join them. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wheatland Cemetery, with Bro. James Payton officiating. There will be no visitaion and those wishing to attend should meet at the cemetery. Arrangements are being made through Gill Chapel. You may share your thoughts and memories of Doris with the family at

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