June Loucks Evans was born on June 16, 1934 in Washington, D.C. to Marguerite Livingston Loucks and Philip Geiselman Loucks. In 1941 her family moved to York County where she graduated valedictorian at Wrightsville High School. She attended Goucher College, graduating with honors in chemistry.
She married Warren Hubbard Evans and relocated to the Washington, DC area where they raised their children. She returned to school later in life and received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from The American University where she later worked as an adjunct professor, teaching courses in human origins and archaeology.
In 1990, after moving back to York County, June began teaching anthropology and archaeology at Millersville University including summer field schools and initiating the archaeology minor. She retired from Millersville University in 1999, becoming Professor Emerita.
June was actively involved in local community planning, political and environmental issues through numerous organizations including the Eastern York County Smart Growth Coalition, Hellam Township Environmental Advisory Council (which she founded and chaired), Rivertownes, The Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education (board of directors), PA State Historic Preservation Board, and served on the steering committee for the York County Historic Preservation Plan.
She enjoyed her family – her sons Robert (and wife Renee), Jonathan (and wife Amy), and Andrew (and wife Lori) and especially her seven grandchildren (Nicholas, William, Lucas, Ethan, Quinn, Amaya, and Alexander); gardening; hiking and the sounds of birds in the woods; reading; music; local and early American history and Paleo archaeology; and many good friends through the years.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education. Friends and family are invited to attend her life celebration on December 27th from 1:00 to 7:00. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit: www.CremationLancasterPA.com
Dear Evans Family, I would like to tell you how sad I was to hear of the loss of Warren and now June. I only knew them briefly from working at there home this year. WHAT GREAT AND KIND FOLKS THEY WERE. I enjoyed the conversations with your father and the kindness your mother offered with every with word she spoke. These two fine people will be sadly missed. With Regret, John
I love you Aunt June.
June was such a wonderful lady and meant a great deal to us. Nedette and I first met June and Warren back in the mid-1990s when we were trying to resist residential sprawl in our township. June and Warren were instrumental in blocking poorly planned development and our community benefited greatly through their efforts. We enjoyed dinners with them and evenings spent just talking. They were kind, engaging and wise beyond their years. We will miss them both and their company. Our condolences to the Evans family.
I met June Evans when the National Parks Service had a cooperative agreement with American University. I learned about Lithic Analysis in an independent study with June in the mid 1980s. I still use those notes today! I was fortunate to have taken a seminar with her as well. I am deeply sad to hear about June’s passing. She was one of the most kindest, warmest people I have ever met. I feel blessed to have known her.
I was so sorry to learn from my parents today that Dr. Evans has passed away. She was just starting at Millersville as I was leaving, but I remember her as warm and intelligent person and wish I’d had the opportunity to attend her courses and get to know her better. The world has lost a really good person.
I first met June many years ago as she led a group hiking through the woods, along the banks of the Susquehanna River exploring the remnants of the old iron furnaces. I loved her immediately as she radiated kindness, and knowledge. I was privileged to go on other hikes, listen to a lecture on Round Top as part of the Marietta Historical organization series. My husband Del served with her on the board of Rivertownes PA. She was always gracious and full of the information we were seeking.