Grace Ann (Galaich) Evans, 95, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2023, in Sonoma, California. Grace was born in San Francisco, California to Samuel and Florence (Burkhardt) Galaich. She graduated from San Francisco Polytechnic High School and attended San Francisco City College. In 1950, Grace married the love of her life, Stanley Evans, and they joyfully celebrated their 50th anniversary a year before his passing in 2001.
Grace began her career at American Trust Company, and then worked at the Daly City Public Library. In 1978, she joined the Wells Fargo Bank History Department. She especially loved her job at Wells Fargo because it often required riding in stagecoaches and dressing in full gold-rush era costume. In retirement, Grace volunteered for numerous organizations, including the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance and Sonoma Visitors Bureau.
Grace is survived by her brother George Galaich, daughter Gail Evans Carnahan (Doug), her granddaughter Christina McBride (Brian), her grandson Albert Armanini (Morgan), her great grandchildren Gianna, Mia, Lucca and Ava, and many other family members.
Always one to find a reason to celebrate, the day before her passing Grace toasted a beautiful Mother’s Day with a glass of champagne at one of her favorite places, the Sonoma Square. She was surrounded by love and sunshine, and that is how we will always remember our amazing Grace.
Loving, generous and vivacious, Grace personified her name to the fullest; she lived with and left this world in grace. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends, and her memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew her.
A funeral service will be held on May 31, 2023, at 11:00 am at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 601 Agua Caliente Road W., Sonoma, California. Private interment at Calvary-Santa Rosa Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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