Born September 2, 1946 in Hollywood, CA., Dr. Linda Denise Lankford Evans resided in Huntington Beach, CA for most of her life. She obtained a Bachelors in Spanish from CSUN, a Masters in Educational Administration from CSULB, followed by a Doctorate in Human Sexuality from UCI. Linda began by teaching Spanish at Westminster High, then went on to utilize her extensive education and endless energy as a professor of Human Sexuality at CSLA, a small business owner, and then a social worker-all while raising four children. Linda, in the end, returned to her passion of teaching Spanish at the secondary level at Mayfair High School in Lakewood, where, for well over a decade, she was considered to be ?a linchpin of the school and an inspiration to the teens she taught?. Her students loved her passion for life and teaching almost as much as she loved sharing her knowledge, her experience, and her life with them. Linda loved to ski, listen to music, travel, and, above all, she adored the ocean. She played beach volleyball and was a ranked surfer in her adolescence as well as a member of the Malibu Surfing Club. Her true passion and trademark was living life to the fullest, and, from the moment of her birth, she did just that? live. Those lucky enough to cross paths with her would not for a moment hesitate to agree that Linda Evans lived life with a fervor that is unparalleled by most? if not all.
Dr. Evans is survived by her father, Wibb Lankford; the father of her four children, Jeff Evans; her daughter, Janna, with husband Nick, and daughter, Sasha; her daughter, Janndee; her two sons, Jannson and Janndon; her sister, Lianne, with husband Jim, daughter, Keri, and son, Keenan; and her close companion, John Kipp.
Mayfair High School is holding a memorial service on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 6:00PM. There will be a private family memorial service on Saturday, October 20, 2007. In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations to the Mayfair High School Memorial Fund, a college scholarship fund in honor of Linda Evans. However, flowers are being laid at the scene of the accident at the corner of Atlanta and Bushard. Checks can be made to Mayfair High School Faculty Club and sent to 6000 N. Woodruff Ave., Lakewood, CA 90713.
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