Notes for EVAN JOSEPH OVERSON, SR:
Son of Henry Christian and Margaret Godfrey (Jarvis) Overson.
Born: July 31, 1909 in Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona.
Died: July 3, 1953 in Unknown.
Buried: Saint Johns Westside Cemetery, Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona.
Married: (1) Raymond Mary Ann Intchauspe Unknown in Unknown.
(2) Della Randall before 1953 in Unknown.
By March of that year, Joan married Hans Mortensen of Virden, NM a boy she had dated while living in Thatcher the previous year. Elaine was 9 years old and Eloise was 18 months at this time. Her brother Glen took over and helped manage her finances, which helped Della out. It was at this time that Della bought a small house on Brimhall Street where she was to live the rest of her life. At this time Della ran into an old acquaintance she had known in Yuma. One Sunday morning she had a "premonition" that this acquaintance might show up to visit at church. Sure enough he was there and soon Della and Evan Overson were dating. On July 24, 1952 they were married. Evan had two teenagers - Ruth and Evan Jr. who came to live with them. Evan was sick and was in the final stages of diabetes and no longer could work as a doctor. The next summer the family was up at the Tonto Natural Bridge in July taking care of the place for her brother Glen, when Evan passed away. Della had promised Evan that she would see that his children got through High School, which she did. Both of them graduated from Mesa High and moved away. Ruth and Evan Jr. have both passed away.
(Based on a short life history written by Della in the 1987)