Nancy Evens

Obituary of Nancy L. Evens


Bemus Point, NY - Nancy L. Evens, 78, of Bemus Point, formerly of Port Allegany, passed away Friday (December 9, 2022) at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Erie.


She was born December 23, 1943 in Coudersport, the daughter of Isabelle (Haskins). On May 16, 1964, in Port Allegany, PA, she married Glenn S. Evens, who died July 28, 2020.


She attended Coudersport schools and it was during that time that she developed the work ethic that she would carry with her the rest of her life. She always told the story of a particularly disagreeable run in with one of her teachers, who teased her for having bad teeth. Her response back to the teacher was, “Well, at least I’m not a homely old shovel tooth, like you”. Then she proceeded to get a job waiting tables at the local texas hot restaurant to earn and save up enough money to buy her own false teeth, at the ripe old age of 14 years. That scrappy fighter, take no BS from anybody, attitude would serve her the rest of days and she instilled that in her children.


She worked as a waitress in various restaurants in the area. She also worked for DeMott’s True Value in Port Allegany, where she was friendly to everyone she met. Once her children were out of school, to stay busy, she took an interest in buying real estate rentals and at one time owned over 10 properties. In her later years, she was a proud, albeit passive, supporter of the Seneca Nation of Indians and as such, she would travel to Salamanca as often as she could to “donate” at the casino.


Nancy, or “Nannie” as she was known to family and friends, loved her kids and enjoyed sitting around the kitchen table with them, catching up on all of the latest gossip. Her house was always a soft place to land for her children, as well as her children’s friends. She loved them all equally.


Surviving are one son Brian Evens of Bemus Point, NY, and two daughters; Jennifer (Nathan) Briggs of Bemus Point, NY and Debra (Torrey) Daniels also of Bemus Point, NY.


Four Grandchildren; Jack Briggs, Luke Briggs, Alex Daniels and Payton Daniels.


One sister; Betty “Bobbi” Bray (David), and two nieces, Heather Graham (Justin) and Colleen Bray, along with several cousins.


She was preceded in death by her mother and her husband.


There will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held at a later time and date to be announced.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Star Hose Company #1 - Port Allegany Fire Department.


Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.



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