In Loving Memory of Elizabeth "Bette" Evans
July 9, 1934 - December 27, 2011
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Hazleton Standard Speaker
Published: December 29, 2011
Elizabeth J. Evans
Dec. 27, 2011
Elizabeth “Betty” J. Evans, 77, of Birch Knoll Drive, Hazleton, passed
away Tuesday at Geisinger South Hospice, Wilkes-Barre.
Born July 9, 1934, in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late
William and Mary (Miller) Baker. In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by her husband, Frederick W. Evans, who died in
1987; her daughter, Barbara Ann Evans; and her sister, Ann Talkowski.
Betty graduated from Hazleton Senior High School in 1952 and she was
active with the reunion committee.
She was last employed at AA Self-Storage, West Hazleton.
She was of the Protestant faith.
Surviving are her longtime companion of 17 years, John Ancharski,
Hazleton; her sons, Fred Evans, Apollo; and Mark Evans, Boise, Idaho;
her daughters, Dianne Zellner, Martinsburg; Donna Evans, Export; and
Deborah Archut, Albuquerque, N.M.; her brother, Bill Baker, St.
Augustine, Fla.; her grandchildren, Eric, Jason, Kristy and Kelly
Evans, Jennifer Day, Elizabeth Faux, Zachary Zellner, Drew and
Dominique Archut; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a viewing on Friday from 1
to 4 p.m. at John J. Pusti Funeral Home Inc., 480 W. Broad St.,
Hazleton. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 555 North
Lane, Suite 5010, Conshohocken, PA 19428, www.lls.org, would be
greatly appreciated by the family.
We are devastated to have lost Bette Evans who passed away December 27, 2011. Bette was the first employee at AA Self Storage going way back to 1988 when AA first began its storage business. Bette was the driving force at AA Self Storage having been responsible for the total management of the business since its inception. She started out managing a small storage facility that encompassed 8,000 square feet. Through her managment skills and top notch customer service, she grew the business during the early 1990's into the largest storage facility in the area that now encompasses 42,000 square feet of space.
AA Self Storage is never going to be the same now that Bette is gone; however, fortunately Bette's beloved companion of 17 years, John Ancharski, has now taken over for Bette and is, as Bette was, responsible for the total mangement of AA Self Storage.
Bette's extended family, John, her friends and her customers here at AA are all in a state of disbelief since her passing. The Krouse family, owners of AA Self Storage, are in this same state of disbelief. It seems impossible that she is gone. She was so full of life. She loved her family so much and had such a special relationship with John and now all that is gone. Well, not really. Her passing has taken Bette away from us, but it has not taken our special memories of her. Bette was a part of our Krouse family and will always be a part of our memory. I remember her smile when I would visit with her in her office. I remember how she loved it when I coined her "Hazleton Storage Queen". I remember going to enjoyable dinners with her and John. I remember how skilled she was in handling her customers. I remember how she always instilled confidence in me in the way she managed our business. I remember all of the hard work she put in through the years in helping to building our business. I remember painting her office orange and the way she hated that color. I remember how happy she was when we changed the color to the one she found more appealing. These memories are some of my most valued possessions and ones that I will always treasure. Yes, she is gone and we are all forced to accept that absence, but we will at the same time honor her life by cherishing the wonderful memories she gave us all.
Tom Krouse & The Krouse Family
AA Self Storage