Obituary: John J. Evers
Ryan Summerlin April 21, 2014
John J. Evers passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Auburn, California. John was born December 16, 1933 in Waukegan, Illinois, and died at 80 years of age.
He served four years in the Marines straight out of high school and married Shirley Redmond of Arcadia, California, soon after. They were married for 16 years.
A former longtime resident of Tahoe City between 1964 and 1984, John was a road builder advancing his occupation working for Teichert as an estimator for three years, and then for Robert C. Gebhardt for another three. He established his own paving business in 1970 naming it “J. Evers & Sons.”
Years later when reminiscing about his family business in Tahoe City, John would wax nostalgic, and say that during the first 5 years in business he felt like he “had the world by the tail on a downhill pull.”
He liked working with his sons and taught them first hand, the basics of the driveway paving business. All three sons went on to follow separate paths in construction, while his daughter is a noted artist and teaches art to elementary students in Rocklin. He was very proud of all his children.
While in business, John went out of his way to give teachers and police officers discounts on their driveway bids, and for churches, he did small paving projects, gratis. In his later years, John enjoyed traveling, rock collecting, and visiting family. He is survived by his children, Mike, David, Joanne, and Andrew and grandchildren, Jasmine, Haley, and Max.
Funeral services will be held on April 17th in Salem, Oregon.