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Evelyn V. Stevens

Evelyn V. Stevens, of Newark, DE, passed away after a long illness on Saturday, May 8, 2021, one day short of her 81st birthday. She was born in London, England.

Evelyn grew up in Buenos Aires, where she received her high school education.  She graduated from the National University of Buenos Aires with a PhD in biochemistry, for which she was awarded a gold medal.

In 1971, Evelyn came to the United States as a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University in New York City. In 1973, she was recruited by the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Delaware in Newark. After a few years, at a time when there was no formal career track, Evelyn became a self-taught information technology expert. She joined the university’s IT Services Department, where she rose to the position of IT Support Consultant III. Evelyn was highly admired for her professional skills, much sought after as a teacher, and always available to assist colleagues in solving seemingly intractable challenges. She retired in 2019 after a 46-year career at the university.

Evelyn loved communing with nature and spent many summer vacations in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She enjoyed traveling, listening to classical music, and was an avid reader.

Evelyn is survived by her brother, John Stevens (Yee-Wan) of Atlanta, GA, and many cousins.

All services will be held privately.

Donations in memory of Evelyn may be sent to Habitat for Humanity International, 322 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709, or The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Treasury, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203.

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  • We’ll always remember Evelyn!

  • Beloved Cousin, I will miss You!
    See You again, when the time comes!

  • The remarkable quality about Evelyn that has always stood out for me is how totally dedicated she was to her field and to her work. At certain level of achievement, her work combined art and science. That is the highest level all of us aspire to but few will succeed. Evelyn accomplished that. Bravo!

  • We will always remember Evelyn. Though she was our cousin, my son and I saw her as more than that.
    She will forever live in our hearts and I will forever cherish the times I spent with her in Delaware.
    Love always.

  • The first time I met Evelyn, I was being interviewed for a position to take care of her mother. Through the years Evelyn made me feel more like a family member then her mother’s caregiver. She will always hold a special place in my heart and be very much missed.

  • God bless. You will be missed.

  • With Evelyn, more than a cousin, I lost a sister.
    She’ll always be remember as such.
    I miss her!

  • I am so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with her on a project for many years and she was so kind, thoughtful, dedicated, and patient (I knew nothing about managing an online data base!!). My heart goes out to her friends and family. She made the world a better place and she will be missed.

  • My sincere condolences to Evelyn’s family.

    I worked with Evelyn in IT at UD for many years. She was a conscientious and caring worker, and particularly patient with those who were not adept with technology. As a fellow Brit, I enjoyed her quiet manner and her sense of humor. I also remember her being a very devoted daughter.

    Evelyn will be remembered fondly by those who knew her. May she Rest In Peace.

  • I will always have you in my memories.

    Clara Bendiner

  • We wish you rest in peace Lilly and Carlos

  • I worked with Evelyn at UD for a number of years and enjoyed her gentle nature and quiet sense of humor. We liked to talk about gardening. She always had a smile for her colleagues and was admired by many. My condolences to her family.

  • I knew Evelyn through UD as we worked together on a number of projects. We welcomed her into our family home as our children were growing up. She was a quiet, gentle person with great skill and creativity. We will always remember her kindness.

  • Evelyn helped assist us with the Physical Therapy clinical research database project. She was extremely helpful and always available at a moment’s notice. She was such a dedicated employee to the University. She will be missed.

  • I remember her gentle spirit. RIP, Evelyn.

  • Rest in peace, dear colleague and friend. Thank you for dragging me kicking and screaming into computer technology and Museum electronic data management. I shall miss your guiding spirit and warm hospitality. “Techno-Phobe” Jan

  • What a wonderful teacher – I have a great appreciation for Evelyn and was always happy to find out she was the instructor when I registered for an IT session. She made her students, at all levels, feel comfortable. My sincere condolences to her family.

  • We met Evelyn in New York many years ago and have thought of her often since then. Sadly, life led us in different directions and we lost touch. Even during the short time we knew her, her brilliance, open-mindedness, kindness and sense of humour stood out. We are terribly sorry she is no longer alive.