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  Evelyn Josephine Gasster (Sexton) (1928-2019)

Evelyn Josephine Gasster was born on December 17, 1928, in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She passed away quietly in her sleep on April 25, 2019 at the age of 90 years in Torrance, CA. Evelyn studied nursing and graduated from Boston City Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. While working at Boston City Hospital she met Marvin Gasster, MD. They were married on May 21, 1952. In 1953 they moved to California for MarvinŐs medical career. Evelyn and Marvin raised their four children in Los Angeles, Deborah (Rich), Sam (Diane), Mark (Jill), and Lisa (Greg). Evelyn was a wonderful and loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. Her focus during the mid-fifties to mid-1970Ős was on raising her children. She created a home that was welcoming and loving and enjoyed by a wide circle of friends. Once the kids were grown, Evelyn returned to nursing doing volunteer work for the American Red Cross and Los Angeles County. She supported vaccination programs, and even flew to Catalina Island to help with vaccinations. She also taught Childcare Preparation classes for new parents. Evelyn loved people, especially children. While living in Palos Verdes she befriended many of the neighborhood kids for activities such as cooking.  

For the last 40 years, Evelyn has lived in Torrance, California where she enjoyed a warm and close community of friends and neighbors. A lifelong learner with a keen sense of curiosity, she attended a variety of activities with neighbors including classes at the local college and community theater. Evelyn was an avid movie goer and attended several movies per month with her close friend and neighbor Jeffery South. A voracious reader, she particularly enjoyed murder mysteries. Evelyn also loved to do crossword puzzles which gave her an amazing command of words. Flowers were another of EvelynŐs passion, especially Cymbidium orchids and Plumeria. She loved her time in the garden, believing that God was in the garden, and made a point to have plants and freshly cut flowers in her home. Evelyn also loved raising vegetables in her home garden. Evelyn was a wonderful and supportive grandmother to her four grandchildren: Bryan (Lauren) (1982) and Jamie (Connor) (1986) Carr, David (1991) and Emily (1997) Gasster. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, her sister, Mary Dinneen, and her brother, Jack Sexton.  

In lieu of flowers donations in EvelynŐs memory can be made to the following organizations:


The page is dedacated to the memory of our mother.
last up-date: 2019-05-07
-- Samuel Gasster --