Virginia Roanne Stinson Evans
On Thursday, July 23, 2020, Virginia Roanne Stinson Evans passed away peacefully at her home. Her hard-fought battle with cancer is at long last done. All who knew her will agree that this was indeed an extraordinary lady. Born in Chicago in 1944, spending her early years in Indiana with her parents, Col. Ronald Gleason and Alice Moore Gleason. “Dee” had the unique honor of being one of two young ladies to graduate from the all male Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana in 1962. Col. Gleason was a faculty member at Culver. Nazerren College was her choice after Culver where she graduated.
The Culver Class of ’62 is one of Culver’s most active, having mini reunions annually in far reaching places such as Costa Rica, Williamsburg, VA, Sedona, AZ, and Traver City Michigan. Dee and her husband Bill Evans were present at many.
Dee served many years as a Clinical Research Associate for major pharmacals, Upjohn, Pharmacia, and retiring from Pfizer in 2009. Dee managed new drug trials in the U.S., Philippines, Australia, and Europe.
Longtime members of Pontchartrain Yacht Club, and active members of the boating community. They enjoyed sailing aboard their boat the “Palehorse”. She was also an active member of the local P.E.O. chapter.
She is survived by her husband Bill Evans, daughter Hazen Ayn Ragland, grandsons Elliot, and Ryhs, brother Bill Gleason (Rene).
A small Service was held at her home on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Later in the year a Life Ceremony will be held at the Pontchartrain Yacht Club.
A special Thank you to Heritage Hospice who helped the family navigate through these troubled waters.