The second of four children, Allen L. Evans M.S. ’70 was born in Santa Maria and raised in Guadalupe, California, where he was an active member of 4-H club during his youth. After graduating from Santa Maria High School, he attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. An avid music lover and clarinetist, Allen lettered in marching band while pursuing an electronic engineering degree and his future wife, Joan. A job designing rocket engines at Lockheed took Allen to the South Bay, where he earned a master’s at SCU. His career path eventually led him to positions with Intersil and Integrated Device Technology, where he pioneered advances in semiconductor design. After marrying in 1966, Allen and Joan welcomed a son, Scott, and daughter, Tracy, into their family. In his leisure time, Allen enjoyed activities in the great outdoors, music, travel, and perfecting the art of barbecue, particularly Santa Maria style tri-tip. Upon retirement, Allen and Joan traveled extensively and spent time appreciating nature and relaxing at their Mount Shasta alpine property. At the age of 79, Allen passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2019, surrounded by his family. A gentle, hardworking man of intelligence and integrity, Allen will be missed but lovingly remembered by those who survive him, including his wife, children, brother Richard Evans, sister Claudia Evans, brothers-in-law Karl Wahl and Robert Wahl, and son-in-law Patrick Costello.

23 Jan 2020