Rebecca Thacher (Clarke) Evans (1923 - 2012)

Rebecca Thacher (Clarke) Evans
1923 - 2012
updated June 28, 2020
Rebecca Thacher (Clarke) Evans was born on April 25, 1923. She was born into the Clarke family and married into the Evans family. She was born to Frieda Clarke and Hans Thacher Clarke, with siblings Heidi, John, and Eric. Rebecca died on January 10, 2012 at age 88.

Rebecca "Becky" Thacher (Clarke) Evans, 88, of Southbury, died on January 10, 2012.
Evans was born in Rochester, N.Y., on April 25, 1923. She was the daughter of Hans Thacher Clarke, a biochemist, and Frieda Planck Clarke. She attended Barnard School for girls in Manhattan and Dwight High School in Englewood, N.J.
Evans received her B.A. from Lawrence University in Wisconsin. After graduation, she traveled to Seattle and worked at Boeing, after which she 'adventured' back east by hitchhiking with a co-worker.

In the early 1940s, she enlisted in the Navy as a WAVE. After her Navy service, Evans joined the CIA. She married Joseph Culver Evans in 1964 and became close to his twin daughters.
The two divorced in 1972. She worked in Beirut, Rome, and in the nation's capital for the rest of her career. Upon retirement, she moved to New York City to take care of her aunt and namesake, Rebecca Thacher Clarke, the renowned composer.
Evans worked at Lincoln Center until she moved to Southbury, where she spent the last two decades of her life. She was active and involved in her community, was a member of the , and spent many holidays bicycling on this continent and in Europe.
She is predeceased by her two brothers, Eric Thacher Clarke and John Thacher Clarke; and one nephew, Joseph Thacher Clarke.
She is survived by her sister Heidi (Clarke) Schultz of West Tisbury, Mass.; her nieces and nephews: Rebecca Thacher Clarke of Billerica, Mass., Hans Thacher Clarke of Berlin, Mass., Heidi (Clarke) Palmer of Tamworth N.H., Benjamin Wing Clarke of Acushnet, Mass., Abigail (Clarke) Karner of Ludlow Vt., Elizabeth (Clarke) Nill of Barnstable, Mass.; Eric Thacher Clarke of Bryan, Texas; Sarah Richards of Coupeville, Wash.; and Ruth Richards of Cabot, Vt.; her two step-daughters, Amy (Evans) Hunt of Annapolis, Md.; and Margo Evans of Annapolis, Md.; plus all their partners, numerous grandnieces and nephews and a step-grandchild.
Services: A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the , 122 South Pomperaug Ave., Woodbury.
Memorials: A memorial page for Rebecca Thacher Clarke Evans was created by loved ones.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that people send contributions in memory of Evans to Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society, P.O. Box 876, Woodbury, CT 06798-0876.
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In the early 1940s, she enlisted in the Navy as a WAVE. After her Navy service, Evans joined the CIA. She married Joseph Culver Evans in 1964 and became close to his twin daughters.

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Rebecca had a great sense of humor, and was very high class but not a snob. She read my musical and I used all of her editing ideas. She was very generous and kind and interested in everything. She loved to sing and joined many choruses.
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Rebecca Thacher (Clarke) Evans

Rebecca Thacher (Clarke) Evans, of Southbury CT, died on January 10, 2012. Becky, as she was known all her life, was born in Rochester, NY, on April 25 1923. She was the daughter of Hans Thacher Clarke, biochemist and Frieda Planck Clarke. She attended Barnard School for girls in Manhattan and Dwight High School in Englewood, N.J. She received her B.A. from Lawrence University in Wisconsin. After graduation, she traveled to Seattle and worked at Boeing after which she adventured back east by hitchhiking with a co-worker. In the early 1940’s she enlisted in the Navy as a Wave. After her Navy service, Becky joined the CIA. She married Joseph Culver Evans in 1964 and became close to his twin daughters. Joe and Becky divorced in 1972. She worked in Beirut, Rome, and in the nation’s capital for the rest of her career. Upon retirement she moved to New York City to take care of her aunt and namesake, Rebecca Thacher Clarke, the renowned composer. Becky worked at Lincoln Center until she moved to Southbury, Connecticut where she spent the last two decades of her life. She was active and involved in her community, was a member of the Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society, and spent many holidays bicycling on this continent and in Europe.

She is predeceased by her two brothers, Eric Thacher Clarke and John Thacher Clarke and one nephew, Joseph Thacher Clarke. She is survived by her sister Heidi (Clarke) Schultz of West Tisbury, MA, her nieces and nephews: Rebecca Thacher Clarke of Billerica, MA, Hans Thacher Clarke of Berlin, MA, Heidi (Clarke) Palmer of Tamworth NH, Benjamin Wing Clarke of Acushnet MA, Abigail (Clarke) Karner of Ludlow VT, Elizabeth (Clarke) Nill, of Barnstable, MA, Eric Thacher Clarke of Bryan, TX, Sarah Richards of Coupeville, WA, and Ruth Richards of Cabot, VT, her two step-daughters, Amy (Evans) Hunt of Annapolis, MD and Margo Evans of Annapolis, MD, plus all their partners, numerous grand nieces and nephews and a step-grand child. A Memorial Service will be held on Feb. 4, 2012, 2 pm at the Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society. Her Memorial Web Page is at: [external link]

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in Becky’s memory to Mattatuck UU Society, P.O. Box 876, Woodbury, CT 06798-0876
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Rebecca "Becky" Thacher (Clarke) Evans, 88, of Southbury, died on January 10, 2012.
Evans was born in Rochester, N.Y., on April 25, 1923. She was the daughter of Hans Thacher Clarke, a biochemist, and Frieda Planck Clarke. She attended Barnard School for girls in Manhattan and Dwight High School in Englewood, N.J.
Evans received her B.A. from Lawrence University in Wisconsin. After graduation, she traveled to Seattle and worked at Boeing, after which she 'adventured' back east by hitchhiking with a co-worker.

In the early 1940s, she enlisted in the Navy as a WAVE. After her Navy service, Evans joined the CIA. She married Joseph Culver Evans in 1964 and became close to his twin daughters.
The two divorced in 1972. She worked in Beirut, Rome, and in the nation's capital for the rest of her career. Upon retirement, she moved to New York City to take care of her aunt and namesake, Rebecca Thacher Clarke, the renowned composer.
Evans worked at Lincoln Center until she moved to Southbury, where she spent the last two decades of her life. She was active and involved in her community, was a member of the , and spent many holidays bicycling on this continent and in Europe.
She is predeceased by her two brothers, Eric Thacher Clarke and John Thacher Clarke; and one nephew, Joseph Thacher Clarke.
She is survived by her sister Heidi (Clarke) Schultz of West Tisbury, Mass.; her nieces and nephews: Rebecca Thacher Clarke of Billerica, Mass., Hans Thacher Clarke of Berlin, Mass., Heidi (Clarke) Palmer of Tamworth N.H., Benjamin Wing Clarke of Acushnet, Mass., Abigail (Clarke) Karner of Ludlow Vt., Elizabeth (Clarke) Nill of Barnstable, Mass.; Eric Thacher Clarke of Bryan, Texas; Sarah Richards of Coupeville, Wash.; and Ruth Richards of Cabot, Vt.; her two step-daughters, Amy (Evans) Hunt of Annapolis, Md.; and Margo Evans of Annapolis, Md.; plus all their partners, numerous grandnieces and nephews and a step-grandchild.
Services: A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the , 122 South Pomperaug Ave., Woodbury.
Memorials: A memorial page for Rebecca Thacher Clarke Evans was created by loved ones.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that people send contributions in memory of Evans to Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society, P.O. Box 876, Woodbury, CT 06798-0876.

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In 1923, in the year that Rebecca Thacher (Clarke) Evans was born, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1941, at the age of 18 years old, Rebecca was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1952, she was 29 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1961, at the age of 38 years old, Rebecca was alive when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1981, at the age of 58 years old, Rebecca was alive when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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