IN MEMORIAM: Valerie Hunt Evans

by Jane Ahrens
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Valerie Hunt Evans, of Lyme, formerly of New York City, Fishers Island, NY, and Essex, CT passed away Monday, November 6, 2006 after a long illness.

She was the wife of John C. Evans and was born in Herkimer, NY in 1933, the daughter of Francis M. and Enrica S. Hunt. Valerie attended Bronxville (NY) High School and Colby Junior College. She served for many years as a trustee of Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London. Additionally, she served as an elected member of the Fishers Island school board, and, at various times, was chairperson of the Island Health Project, the Island People’s Project, and the Island Concert Committee. Valerie was devoted to theatre as an off-Broadway producer and co-producer with the Music Theatre Group. She served on the boards of the American Theater Wing, the Long Wharf Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and The Drama League and as a consultant at the Hartford Stage. Away from CT she was chairperson of the New York Friends of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest in Virginia and a member of the original volunteer group at the Pierpont Morgan Library in NY.

She is survived by her husband, three children, Wendelin E. Knight, Nancy Evans Lloyd, and John C.L. Evans, and five grandchildren, Emily Knight, Sarah and Davis Lloyd, and Phoebe and Archer Evans.

Interment will be private, with a memorial service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital Development Fund, 365 Montauk Avenue, New London, CT. 06320. Arrangements by Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, Centerbrook.

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