OBITUARY

Stephen Stewart Evans

May 11, 1954June 22, 2014

Retired USMC Col. Stephen Stewart Evans, Ph.D., 60, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Stafford County. Dr. Evans received his Bachelor of Science in education on May 19, 1976, and his master's degree in art in December 1980, from West Chester State College. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in January 1995 from Temple University, where he also taught history. Dr. Evans was an accomplished and published author of "Heroic Poetry of Dark-Age Britain" and "Lords of Battle." As a colonel in the USMC, he researched and compiled "Anthology and Selected Bibliography of U.S Marines and Irregular Warfare from 1898--2007," while working as field historian for the Marine Corps History Division. After his retirement from USMC, he became acquisitions editor for the History Division of the Marine Corps University Press.

Dr. Evans is survived by his wife, Kristin Evans; daughter Victoria Wilson--Richards, husband Tim and their children, Emilio and Elana; Denise Maddox, her husband, Michael, and their children, Ashleigh and her daughter, Presleigh, Michael, Austyn, Tanner and Cali Maddox, all of Stafford, and Nicole, her husband, Danny, and their children, Savanah and Sydney, all of Fredericksburg; his parents, Phillip and Mary Evans of Pennsylvania; twin brother Craig Evans, his wife, Dawn, and their children, Molly Hartman, her husband, Kenrick, and Sarah Evans; brother Doug Evans and his children, Ally and Stewart Evans; and brother Eric Evans. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 30, at the Quantico Marine Corps Base Chapel, with interment to follow on Tuesday at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to staffordsp ca.org; or Scholarship Funds at Temple University, 1801 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122. Online condolences may be sent at mullinsthompson stafford.com.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 29, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 30, 2014
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Tim Richards

July 3, 2014

Steve came into our lives in April last year, my wife's long lost dad who she found for the 1st time in her life. We never imagined this guy from the other side of the water would be so friendly, modest and loving. It may have only been just over a year that we knew you but during that time you performed your role as a new dad and grandpa better than we could ever have imagined.

I'm so sorry to all the amazing people we met this week and Steve leaves us with the greatest story, and memories that will last forever.

A truly inspirational man that will be dearly missed.

April Whiting

July 3, 2014

My sincere condolences to this entire family. I met Steve through his wonderful wife Kris who is a dear friend of mine. Everyday for fourteen months Steve shared his home and his wife with me and we went through nursing school. Very nice man- every evening he would have a story for me from books, music, etc. . . You will truly be missed. To Kris I am praying for youeveryday. May God continues to heal your heart during this difficult time. Always remember you are not alone reach out and grab Gods healing hands. I love you dearly. Rest in peace Steve.

Savanah Thompson

July 2, 2014

Not many people are lucky enough to have a man come into their life and treat you as their own blood even when you're not. I was one of the few. I was a little skeptical about Steve when he first became a part of our family years ago, but I grew to love him. Although I never called him grandpa, that's exactly what he was to me. I can distinctly remember all the stages we went through getting comfortable with each other. Our hellos became more familiar and warm, our hugs went from a quick pat on the back to a tight squeeze. You supported me through every step in my crazed Johnny Depp lover phase with all the Johnny t-shirts and movies I desired. And you were there when I got in my first car accident to give me the money to get it painted. We spent hours in your library talking about the newest movies and computer programs you loved. And even though I wasn't interested in that stuff I just loved the light in your eyes when you talked about something you love. You were the most loving and giving man I have met. I'm so thankful to have known you. And as I sit in your perfectly landscaped backyard writing this, it reminds me of all the beauty and intelligence you brought to this world. You were the strongest man I know and you left us too early. But you also left me with a full collection of French CDs and a lifetime of memories. I love you so much Steve. Thank you for accepting me and loving me like your own. Rest in Peace

Suzanne Oram

July 1, 2014

To the Evans Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Stephen, You will be greatly missed!

A Sad Farewell - Author Unknown

Sad and lonely days have passed
since our great sorrow fell
The grief that we received that day,
no one can ever tell.
God gave us strength to meet it,
and courage to bear the blow.
For what it meant to lose you,
no one will ever know.
It's lonely here without you,
we miss you more each day.
For life is not the same to us,
since you were called away.
You bade us not a last farewell,
nor even said good-bye.
You were gone before we knew it,
and only God knows why.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
the night God called you home.

Sarah Evans

July 1, 2014

Today's service begins at 2pm at Washington Crossing National Cemetery. 830 Highland Rd. Newtown, PA

Sarah Evans

July 1, 2014

Sarah Evans

July 1, 2014

Sarah Evans

July 1, 2014