Nancy Elaine (Beaulieu) Evans passed peacefully with her family beside her on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 71 years old. Nancy was born on January 3, 1949 to Medley and Bernice (Plourde) Beaulieu and grew up in Biddeford, ME. Nancy retired from Jolly John’s Auto, where she had been a parts manager and service writer. After retiring, she and her husband of 32 years, James Allen Evans spent their winters in Hudson, Florida. She greatly enjoyed the beach, music, dancing, and teaching herself to play the violin during her retirement. She spent countless hours with family and friends, painting, crafting, cooking and playing games; some she created and others she ‘modified’ to make them her own. She never backed down from a challenge and was taught well by her father the ‘secrets’ to winning. She loved to cook for other people and often opened her home for large get-togethers. She enjoyed adventures of all kinds, through nature walks, camping, unusual sports (broomball), motorcycle riding and stock car racing.
Nancy spent her young adulthood in Downeast Maine, where she taught pre-school on Us in the Bus, dug clams, picked blueberries and enjoyed the simpler way of life. She returned to southern Maine as a single mom and raised two perfect children, Bion John (& wife Michelle) Holbrook of Jonesport, Maine and Laurie Holbrook (& Ricky) Doyon of Biddeford, ME. She gave her children unending support, was their biggest fan, but more importantly she gave them wings to fly. They gave her 9 beautiful grandchildren; Gunner, Joshua, MacKenzie, Shelby, Sierra, Alyssa, Olivia, Deidra, and Shawn. She was also gifted one amazing great-granddaughter, Rory Anne Holloway Smith.
During their retirement years, Nancy was a long standing President of the Ladies Auxiliary of Ponderosa Park Retirement Community. She enjoyed spending time raising money for the homeless and needy children in Pasco County with the auxiliary. Through her leadership, the auxiliary hosted large luncheons, yard sales and other events to help finance park services. When she wasn’t attending community functions she and Jim would spend time picnicking at the beach, playing cards or “pulling the handle” at the slot machines.
Nancy is survived by 5 sisters, Claudette (& Roy) Warner, Janice (& John) Williams, Linda (& Barry) Kinney, her “other sister” Nancy (& Sheldon) Skeate, and her youngest sister and goddaughter, Karen Beaulieu (& Carl Mooers). She is also survived by countless nieces, nephews and cousins that she loved to share her music and art with. She was pre-deceased by her parents and two brothers, James Beaulieu and Lester Beaulieu. Nancy will be fondly remembered and missed by many dear friends and family.