Alan Jeffery “Al” Evarts

Alan Jeffery “Al” Evarts

Birth
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Death
5 Dec 2018 (aged 68)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial
Cremated
Memorial ID
195199029 View Source

Musician

Alan was the son of Galen Townsend EVARTS (1908-1976) and Lois WRIGHT (b. 1921). He grew up as an only child on the north side of Mishawaka, Indiana. He began school at North Side Elementary, was at Battell for two years, and then Main Junior High before going to Mishawaka High School. He graduated with the Mishawaka High School Class of 1968.

Alan was a talented musician. As a young boy, he began with piano lessons from Mona Green; Mrs. Green gave lessons at her home on North Main Street. When The Beatles changed the music world, Alan switched to guitar, and music became the love of his life. His early bands included "The Crystal Thread" and "The Apple and Cookie." After high school, he played with "South Shore." In the 1980s, Alan performed on the road with "Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio," using the stage name "Gus Starr" or "Dave Starr." Over the years, Al performed music with several from the Mishawaka High Class of 1968.

In 1970, he married Suzanne Jeane Cook at Mishawaka's First Nazarene Church, complete with a tuxedo and with his oldest and best friend as his best man. Two daughters were born to the marriage, but the marriage did not survive. He married a second time in 1978; that marriage ended also. Alan was survived by his mother, two daughters, three grandsons, a granddaughter, a great-grandson, two older paternal half-brothers, and four maternal first-cousins.

Musician

Alan was the son of Galen Townsend EVARTS (1908-1976) and Lois WRIGHT (b. 1921). He grew up as an only child on the north side of Mishawaka, Indiana. He began school at North Side Elementary, was at Battell for two years, and then Main Junior High before going to Mishawaka High School. He graduated with the Mishawaka High School Class of 1968.

Alan was a talented musician. As a young boy, he began with piano lessons from Mona Green; Mrs. Green gave lessons at her home on North Main Street. When The Beatles changed the music world, Alan switched to guitar, and music became the love of his life. His early bands included "The Crystal Thread" and "The Apple and Cookie." After high school, he played with "South Shore." In the 1980s, Alan performed on the road with "Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio," using the stage name "Gus Starr" or "Dave Starr." Over the years, Al performed music with several from the Mishawaka High Class of 1968.

In 1970, he married Suzanne Jeane Cook at Mishawaka's First Nazarene Church, complete with a tuxedo and with his oldest and best friend as his best man. Two daughters were born to the marriage, but the marriage did not survive. He married a second time in 1978; that marriage ended also. Alan was survived by his mother, two daughters, three grandsons, a granddaughter, a great-grandson, two older paternal half-brothers, and four maternal first-cousins.


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