Elena Dawne Evans

October 14, 1964November 6, 2020

Born in the month of October, our mother, Elena Dawne Evans, carried things associated with that month as part of her throughout her life. She loved the cool down from the hot summer months; the feel and smell of the crisp air; the trees, first changing from their green leaves to the vivid oranges, reds, and yellows of fall, then eventually shedding them, leaving bare their many limbed branches, reaching towards the heavens. She loved a clear dark night with a bright moon, the millions of stars visible, and the possibilities they represent. Seeing her, she’d almost always be dressed in black head to toe, her eye make-up dark enough to rival any of her rock gods, her long locks flowing (at most, held back with a bandana), and she’d be blasting music of one genre or another, all which she felt so deeply in her soul. That darkness she loved so much and surrounded herself with was not representative of the kind, caring, and generous soul she had, that we all loved so much, or the light she radiated.

Her genuine love for people and the gift of gab made her a perfect fit for the customer service jobs she held; be it pouring or mixing your favorite drink, listening to your story, or making sure you made it to your destination safely via taxi, to mention a couple. Her favorite position ever held was caring for her grandfather, Frank Moulton, during the last years of his life at the family home in Kennebunkport, Maine. An arduous task she took on with gusto. To speak with her of this time, she described it as bittersweet. It was a time to grow close and reminisce, hearing new stories of family, and just sitting in silence, all the while knowing this time together grew shorter by the day. This experience was a turning point for her, she had been living as a free spirit and now she felt a desire to settle down a little more, find where she belonged and live each day happy. She successfully spent the remainder of her years loving her family and friends with all she was each day.

She leaves behind, her oldest son Scott Skillin, his wife Danielle, and their children, Eric and Jason, of Steep Falls, Maine; her youngest son Steven Evans, and granddaughter Mya Sarto, of Biddeford, Maine; and her companion, Keith DeMoss, of South Berwick, Maine. Additionally, she had many furry grandbabies she adored and who adored her; too many to mention by name, other than her little doodlebug and best friend, Matilda, who would go to Grammy’s for sleepovers then return home spoiled and about 5 pounds heavier than when she went.

As much as she identified with the month of October, it is her middle and preferred name Dawne, that resonates with her children the most. Our mother was not a perfect person, and she owned that and taught us to do the same. To look at our mistakes or misdeeds, learn from them, and move on. To reflect on all of life, the good and the bad, but do not hold on to the negative. There will be a new day and a new dawn will come. It seems only fitting that she would leave us in November during her favorite time of the year and in the morning. Rest well, Mum. We love you.

We will not be having a service at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, we would still love to hear any stories you would like to share with us. You may do so by commenting here, on her Facebook wall, or if you would prefer, you may email,


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Cindy Powers

January 11, 2021

Hi, my deepest condolences to all family and friends .
I just can not believe my friend Dawned has left the earth !
We grew up together running biddeford and had so many good times.
As happens so often we move away and lose touch but now and then a memory or though brings them to mind and we laugh and saw we can't believe we got away with this or that.
I loved her and she was such a good friend and knew how to keep secrets!
Rest easy my sweet spirit sister friend ,we will all see each other again some day,till then God bless your soul ,you are missed .

Laurel Faletra

December 11, 2020

_Dawne and I met during a difficult time for us both...we became friends and were to have many laughs and good times...We lost touch for a while..but saw each other again when she moved to Berwick, where I was living...the idea of Dawne dying is just too hard to realize....she will live on in my fondest heart goes out to you all.... family and friends alike...Laurel....

Pamela Bannon (Pomroy)

November 12, 2020

Dawne, when you become my neighbor, all of our children were so young. You helped me through learning how to be a mom with my Mimi monster as you and I affectionately named her. I don’t know what I would have done with out you. I remember when we learned not to use pledge to make the floor shine. We laughed so hard we cried. Your passing is a huge loss but I know you are resting well and your warrior spirit is watching over your children, grandchildren and loved ones. Love to you Dawne.

Penny Hartley

November 11, 2020

Was so sad to hear of your passing. Had many great times & adventures together. You will be so sadly missed . I cherish your friendship. Until we meet again. RIP my friend.

Cecilia Romero

November 11, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. She will be missed. She took time to admire God's creation. The sky, the trees, the plants ... It is as beautiful as the memories you have of Ms. Elana.
Soon we will be able to see her again and hug her, let's just wait for that moment trying to smile, as she always did.