I would like to adjourn tonight’s meeting in memory of Evelyn Adams, a longtime resident of Placerita Canyon who recently passed away.
Evelyn was originally from Wellsville, Kansas, where she lived with her family before moving to the Los Angeles area in 1938 at the age of 13.
Her first job was at the local dime store and her future husband, James, worked at a nearby feed store. The two met, fell in love and were married on New Year’s Eve in 1944.
Evelyn loved to talk about her early married years with James, as the two followed his work in the oil industry and moved from place to place throughout California.
Eventually, the couple settled down with their trailer on a lot in Placerita Canyon in 1950, before buying the house next door in 1957. That little red house and farm was theirs ever since.
Evelyn held a variety of jobs in Santa Clarita, working at Tips Restaurant in Castaic Junction and with the Newhall School District. If you shopped at Green Thumb Nursery, you undoubtedly interacted with her as she worked the register.
Evelyn and James had three children – David, Kevin and Adria – and Evelyn was a proud grandmother and great grandmother.
We are sad to learn of Evelyn’s passing and our thoughts are with her family and friends during this time.