LOUISE MARIE BIZÉ EVANS March 22, 1909-October 4, 2016

Louise Bizé Evans died peacefully at her home at Willamette View, Portland, Oregon. She was 107 years old. Louise was born on March 22, 1909 to Paul Bizé and Blanche Elgin Jones Bizé at a farm home two miles southeast of Julian, Nebraska. Louise’s father Paul Bizé was a highly respected farmer in Nemaha County, Neb. and her mother Blanche was from Columbus City, Iowa. After marrying Paul, Louise’s mother Blanche became very active in the United Brethern Church in Julian and the Trestle Board Lodge No. 67 of the Eastern Star at Brock, Neb. Louise was initiated into the Eastern Star when she was barely 18 years old. Louise and her two older brothers, David and Paul (who have preceded her in death), all graduated from the University of Nebraska. After graduation Louise taught tenth grade English at the high school in North Platte, Neb. Louise drove with a friend to San Francisco where her friend accepted a job with the California State Automobile Association. When her friend returned to Lincoln, Neb. Louise was of a leg injury when the World War II draft came up, he was not able to get a commission. They sold their furniture, and car after Bill’s enlistment. Louise followed Bill when he was put into Limited Service. Both held a variety of jobs before they bought their first home in San Gabriel, Calif. They bought their first sports car in 1956 and traveled around the United States. In 1960 they flew to Stuttgart, Germany and bought a new Porsche, then traveled to several countries before returning to the U.S. Bill retired in 1966. Both Bill and Louise became HAM Radio operators with advanced licenses in 1976. They spent a few years in California, then lived in Arizona, spending summers in Steamboat Springs where they continued to participate in road rallies with their Porsche and Mercedes Roadster. Louise continued to live at Willamette View in Portland Oregon, after Bill’s death in 2003. They lived at Willamette View for 27 years and were married for 62 years. Louise loved oil painting, shopping and attending birthday and Christmas celebrations at her nephew, David’s house in Sun City West, Arizona. She was a long term, active member of the Moreland Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon. Louise will be interred at the Willamette Cemetery next to Bill. She is survived by her Nephew, David Bizé, Jr. originally from Lincoln, Nebraska (now residing in Sun City West, Ariz., wife Barbara is now deceased); Great Niece, Chelle Bizé Yarbrough, husband Chet Yarbrough, Las Vegas, Nevada; Great Nephew, David III (Trey) Bizé, wife Susan, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Great-Great Niece, Nicolette Bizé Wiley, husband Richard; and Great-Great-Great Niece Hadyn, all of Richardson, Texas. The many people who loved Louise will miss her smiles, outgoing personality, and the twinkle in her eye. Her energy and great personality were loved by all. offered her friend’s secretarial job, and met William Max Evans in 1939. They were married in 1941. Because of a leg injury when the World War II draft came up, he was not able to get a commission. They sold their furniture, and car after Bill’s enlistment. Louise followed Bill when he was put into Limited Service. Both held a variety of jobs before they bought their first home in San Gabriel, Calif. They bought their first sports car in 1956 and traveled around the United States. In 1960 they flew to Stuttgart, Germany and bought a new Porsche, then traveled to several countries before returning to the U.S. Bill retired in 1966. Both Bill and Louise became HAM Radio operators with advanced licenses in 1976. They spent a few years in California, then lived in Arizona, spending summers in Steamboat Springs where they continued to participate in road rallies with their Porsche and Mercedes Roadster. Louise continued to live at Willamette View in Portland Oregon, after Bill’s death in 2003. They lived at Willamette View for 27 years and were married for 62 years. Louise loved oil painting, shopping and attending birthday and Christmas celebrations at her nephew, David’s house in Sun City West, Arizona. She was a long term, active member of the Moreland Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon. Louise will be interred at the Willamette Cemetery next to Bill. She is survived by her Nephew, David Bizé, Jr. originally from Lincoln, Nebraska (now residing in Sun City West, Ariz., wife Barbara is now deceased); Great Niece, Chelle Bizé Yarbrough, husband Chet Yarbrough, Las Vegas, Nevada; Great Nephew, David III (Trey) Bizé, wife Susan, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Great-Great Niece, Nicolette Bizé Wiley, husband Richard; and Great-Great-Great Niece Hadyn, all of Richardson, Texas. The many people who loved Louise will miss her smiles, outgoing personality, and the twinkle in her eye. Her energy and great personality were loved by all. 

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