Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Evans

October 22, 1929November 20, 2020

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” McGowan Evans passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020 in Chattanooga after a short illness. She was 91. Betty was born on October 22, 1929 in Nashville TN and resided in Chattanooga for most of her life. She attended St. Luke United Methodist Church. Betty’s most cherished activities were spending time with her family and friends, singing in the choir and china painting. She earned a Master’s Degree in Education from UTC and taught first grade for almost 30 years at White Oak Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her parents William H. and Ruth McGowan of Nashville, TN and her sister Pat Evans of Chattanooga, TN. She is survived by her children Charles (Joni), Bill and Carol, her grandsons Houston (Sarah) and Will, her great granddaughter Addison Claire, her first cousin Gene Paradise and a large extended family of nieces and nephews. A family graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 25, at 1 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel with Reverend Evelyn Harris officiating. For those that cannot attend the service you may join us live for the service at In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 3210 Social Circle, Chattanooga, TN 37415. Please share your thoughts and memories at


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Don Davis

November 24, 2020

I was in her White Oak 1st grade class over 52 years ago and I remember falling through the jungle gym at recess, she cared for me and comforted me and just made all things better as a genuine teacher would do, I've never forgotten her and this memory brings tears to my eyes even to this day.

Vesta Dunlap

November 23, 2020

Betty was Grammy to many including my kids. Her support of the ministries of St. Luke UMC were to be admired. Thank you Chip, Bill and Carol for sharing your mom. Rest in peace, Betty. You were loved!

Mike McCleery

November 23, 2020

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Betty .... I am blessed to know her daughter Carol. Knowing what kind of person Carol is ... tells me what a Godly Women & Mother Betty was. Carol ... I know you will miss her dearly ... I will be praying for you and your family.

In Christ,

anne davis (hartley)

November 23, 2020

such a sweet lady. prayers and blessings to the whole family.

Bonnie Jane Peterson

November 23, 2020

Blessings to your family. She will be missed by all of us who remember visits throughout our lives. Love, Scott, Bonnie Jane Peterson and family

Anne Allen Hannah

November 23, 2020

Chip & Joni,
Please accept my sincere sympathy for the passing of your Mom. You and your family are in my Prayers as you take these first steps into grief. I am so very sorry.

Kimberly Pohlkotte

November 21, 2020

I always loved the time I spent with her. I am going to miss her beautiful smile. Love and prayers to all.


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