Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center

15826 North Del Webb Blvd, Sun City, AZ


Evelyn L. Bangert

March 28, 1932March 17, 2020

Evelyn Lorraine Bangert was called to her eternal rest on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at the age of 87, in Surprise, AZ. Evelyn was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 28, 1932. Evelyn had one sister, Marian McGimsey, who preceded her in death on January 25th, 2020. Evelyn attended Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska and the received her Teaching Certification from the University of Nebraska Teachers College. Evelyn and her husband moved to Colorado in 1960. Evelyn taught 1st and 2nd grade in Littleton, Colorado at Ames Elementary. Evelyn loved teaching and it was a passion for her. After retiring, Evelyn volunteered as a tutor for many elementary schools by reading to children. One of Evelyn’s most enjoyable experiences was founding and directing the Junior Choir for children at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran church in Littleton, Colorado. She also served as a volunteer organist for the church for many years. Evelyn is survived by daughters Vicki Knutsen (Ron Knutsen), Milwaukie, Oregon; and Linda Sawyer (David Sawyer) Surprise, Arizona; 8 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Bangert and her son, Randy Bangert. Memorial Services will be determined at a later date due to restrictions for gatherings put in place for the Corona Virus. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to:

Alzheimers Association: 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 Alzheimer's Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible. Our federal tax ID number is 13-3039601.

- Or – Sun Health Association: https://www.sunhealth.org/tribute-gifts/

Zephaniah 3: 17 “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”


  • Memorial & Celebration of Life to be announced in the future


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Anita Dellinger

April 2, 2020

Evelyn was always so kind and supportive to Greg and I when we’re young. She mentored me when Greg and I were first married. Evelyn and Vern were just good people. They will be missed but always remembered fondly.

We are praying for your family.

Anita and Greg Dellinger

Kim Baker

March 20, 2020

Linda Sawyer and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. In the fullness of time a life's journey ends. But love once shared continues to live. And beyond this day that loves prevails. May your family be blessed with strength and comfort.
Kim Baker