Gretchen Evans (Braun), 71, daughter of the late Werner and Lois Braun, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is survived by her husband of nearly 43 years, Dietmar Evans, and their two daughters, Heather (Jansen) and Megan (Morgan), their spouses Tom Jansen and Peter Morgan, and her grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Henry (6) and Hayden (2) Jansen.
Gretchen was born in Quincy, Illinois. She attended Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) where she received a bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare, and was an active member in her sorority, Sigma Sigma Sigma. She went on to work for the State of Illinois and the State of Arizona for almost 20 years before entering the private sector for many more years of her successful career. She always had a passion for helping others.
Gretchen loved traveling and being with her family most. She battled cancer more than once in her life and was a fighter. She will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends across the country.
A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center or the Arizona Humane Society.