|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1918|
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 2009|
Dorothy Jeanne Gleason Evans, a longtime resident of Washington, DC died Sept. 13, 2009. She was 91 years old.
She was born in Council Grove, KS, July 27, 1918 to the late David and Nira Gleason, one of six children. Both parents, two brothers, James and Robert; two sisters, Davida and Lorraine preceded her in death.
Dorothy began a long civilian service with the U.S. Government when she was appointed as a clerk in the Post Office Department in Council Grove. In early 1943, she joined the Coast Guard Reserve "SPARS" as an apprentice seaman. One year later she was commissioned Ensign. She was stationed in New York, Cleveland, Palm Beach and Washington, DC. She was released from active duty in 1946. Subsequently she became active in the Reserve program, retiring in 1978 as a Captain.
She resumed her civilian career following her release from active duty in 1946 and was on the staff of the Chief Counsel for War Crimes, Nurenberg, Germany, until May 1949. She returned to the United States and made her home in Washington, DC. From 1949 until 1973 she was employed at the Naval Ordinance Laboratory in White Oak, MD in several capacities. The most significant was as Chief, Employeee Management Relations in the Personnel Department. She retired with 35 years of civilian service.
In 1973, she married Captain Frederick J. Evans, U.S. Coast Guard, and that marriage ended with his death in 1978. She was very active in organizations that concerned the Coast Guard Reserve and took a commanding lead in events pertaining to the SPARS. She served at local and national levels with the Reserve Officers Association and on the Board of Directors of the Retired Officers Association.
Her love of travel took her around the world and into 78 countries. During her husband's life they traveled by boat with significant trips to the Florida Keys and the Great Lakes area.
She is survived by two stepchildren, Frederick J. Evans, ILL of Arlington, VA, and Jennifer Paige of Battle Creek, MI; also by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Other survivors are her sister, Emma Thompson of Wichita, KS, and eight nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Dec. 21, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Fort Myer Chapel, followed by interment in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
Contributions may be made to Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Women's Memorial Foundation, Department 560, Washington, DC 20042, or Reserve Officers Association of the U.S., One Constitution Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20002.
Funeral arrangements by Joseph Gawler's Sons.
From the Council Grove (KS) Republican Sept 22, 2009.
(Note: Request honored to change twin brothers in 2nd paragraph to two brothers)
David Albert Gleason (1891 - 1979)
Mary Nira Wood Gleason (1895 - 1979)
Frederick J Evans (1910 - 1978)
Davida Bernadine Gleason Driscoll (1915 - 2009)*
Dorothy Jeanne Gleason Evans (1918 - 2009)
James Northrop Gleason (1920 - 1962)*
Lorraine Adele Gleason Aspelin (1923 - 2002)*
Robert Wood Gleason (1930 - 2000)*
Arlington National Cemetery
Created by: Mae
Record added: Oct 03, 2009
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