Linda Lankford Evans

Linda Lankford Evans

September 02, 1946 - October 11, 2007

Linda Lankford Evans

September 02, 1946 - October 11, 2007


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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  1. Janndee says:

    I miss you Mom. Your strength and enthusiasm for life made this world a better place. I’m so glad that you were able to hold your very first grandchild in your arms even if it was just once. I love you always and I know that I will see you again.

  2. To The Evans Family:
    I am so terribly sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts. You are so fortunate to have such a strong, loving family to help you through this time.
    Much love,

  3. Mom, You lived with such passion and vigor for life. No one will ever replace you in our hearts. There are so many great stories that I cannot wait to tell Sasha about her amazing grandma. Your picture with her will be hanging in the nursery. I know you will be watching over us and rooting us on in all of our endeavors. Thank you for giving us a great life. WE MISS YOU…Love, Janna

  4. Mom,
    It’s funny how you are everywhere now, and in all things. As much as it breaks my heart every time I am reminded of you, I hope that it continues until the day I die. Every day you made me so proud to be your son, and I can only hope to be half the person you were. You were loved so deeply by the ones closest to you, but now I can truly see just how many people you have touched, and it doesn’t surprise me one bit. The world will never be the same without you, nor will I. We were always a team, and we always will be. This life’s for you mom.

  5. “Put some mustard on it Evy” Mom you were simply an amazing person. So gifted in so many way.You were smart, athletic, full of energy and so strong. I am very proud to inherited so many of your strengths. Thank you for all that you gave to the four of us from the gift of life to the best Christmas’ any kids could ever ask for. I will miss you so much mom. I love you and goodbye.

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