Service: October 5, 2019 1:00 PM
WL Jackson Park (Tramway & Cedar Hill) 8600 Tramway NE

Marianne will always be close by making sure we know she is our guardian angel! She will always be in our hearts!
  • 62 years old
  • Born on March 31, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.
  • Passed away on September 3, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.
In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to : SPECIAL OLYMPICS MANZANO (PLEASE WRITE CHECK THIS WAY) MAIL TO MANZANO HS 12200 LOMAS NE ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87112
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Marianne Evans . We will remember her forever.  Marianne passed away from complications related to Kidney cancer. She gave a valiant 2.5 yr fight. She made an impression on everyone she ever met. She was Loving and Kind and would always look out for the people that were part of her life. She was Engaging and friendly. She never met a person that was a stranger. She was never afraid to talk to you and get to know you. She was Adventurous and would take chances. Life to her was a mystery ride that she wanted to take whenever possible. Marianne was Brave and Strong. She wouldn't hesitate to step in to any situation. She would do it without worrying about her own safety. She wasn't going to let anyone get hurt. She was willing to jump in and save a student's life by giving him CPR. There was no hesitation or thought. She was a wonderful teacher who was stern but fair. She wanted each and everyone of her students to be successful in their lives after high school. She felt that structure was so important for them and she loving demanded their respect. She would do anything to help any student who was willing to work with her. She was Stubborn whenever she thought she was right. She wasn't one to waiver in her loyalty to students, friends, and family. She was the softball coach for Manzano High School for many years. She demanded her players give their best. She always gave her best to them. She was Athletic Director at Manzano for 1 year. During her tenure she worked hard for all the coaches and athletes to make Manzano the best. Marianne was chosen as Teacher of the Year. Her dedication and passion for her teaching career was a driving factor for her getting the award. Marianne was a fighter for things that she believed in and was Unapologetic whenever she fought for those things she believed in. She would seek out people and animals who needed help. She was absolutely the hands and feet of Christ in this world. Marianne was a like McGyver, there wasn't any problem she wouldn't think through creatively to find solutions. She wasn't afraid to try new things other than new foods. She was Strong and Brave throughout her cancer journey. She was hopeful and optimistic. Even in the hard times she believed the best. She was amazing even in the face of the lingering pain she was gracious. She rarely complained and she was always thinking of the nurses and techs never wanting to be a burden to them. Marianne taught all of usl who are left behind a lot about Graciousness, Humility, Love, and Kindness. She taught all of us to be better people. She has left behind her spouse of 33 years Karen Siko. Her sister Patricia Evans and brother John Evans. John's wife Marene and their children Keri Steplowski and Tommy Evans. Keri's spouse Wayne and her children Michael and Abby. Both Michael and Abby loved their Auntie M. Also left behind is Marianne's chosen sister Loretta Micek (Sister L).  We all loved our Marianne and we will miss her. We know that she is now with her Mom Ann whom she missed so much since her passing in 2008. She will now to get to learn new things to fix things from her Dad Al who left us in 2011. She will also get to know the being we call God who she respected for the wonderful things that are found every where in in world. She was always amazed at all the detail found in nature. Now she and God can go fishing together. Who knows she may teach him something new. Farewell my friend we will always keep you and your spirit in our hearts. SHE HAD A PERSONALITY LARGER THAN LIFE. SHE WAS ONE TOUGH BIRD!


Posted by Julie Mehrl on October 5, 2019
Marianne was a bright light. Always living life to the fullest. I remember her in action by the river below El Vado Dam. Fishing, laughing, and totally in her element. Marianne lived life bravely and with great passion. She will be missed. Fish on girl... Lots of love, Erika and Jules
Posted by Ralph And Anne Carr on October 2, 2019
Marianne was such a wonderful individual, such a pleasure to be around and to know. Our time around her brightened our day. Always a smile and twinkle in her eye, always an encouraging word and out look on life. We cannot express how much she will be missed. Our condolences to her family and friends. You will be missed. Sleep well sweet Lady.
Posted by Carl Macaluso on September 30, 2019
I knew Marianne from the time of her birth. I will always cherish this wonderful woman. Like her Mother, Anne, she was brilliant, strong, and always loving. As a wife, Marianne was steadfast in her unconditional love for her wife, Karen. As a sister, she loved and cared for her younger sister, Patricia. As a teacher, she literally saved a student's life.  As a coach, she was respected by players, officials, and parents. As a dear friend, and "unofficial" niece-in-law, she was loving, fun, gracious, and understanding. The world is a better place because of Marianne. Blessings to her, Karen, Patricia, Loretta, and her brother John and family. All of us will always remember and love Marianne.
Posted by Elizabeth Ingram on September 28, 2019
I have nothing but fond memories of my time playing softball at Manzano because of you coach! You helped push me to be better. Thank you! Rest in paradise.....
Posted by AA Dagucon on September 28, 2019
To Karen and all of Marianne's family and friends,

My heartfelt condolences to all of you. Marianne will be missed by our neighborhood and community, always ready with a smile and a friendly hello, always willing to help whenever and wherever it was needed. Rest in peace, Marianne...God bless you.
Posted by Jim Mason on September 27, 2019
As a softball umpire for over 35 years I have fond memories of Marianne. She always fought for the success of her team, but did it with class and dignity. It was a pleasure to umpire Manzano softball when she was coaching.
Posted by Victoria Romero on September 24, 2019
I will never forget you Coach Evans! You always inspired us to be our best! You made a difference in so many lives! Thank you for believing in me! God has gained an Angel! Rest in power and see ya on the other side!
Posted by Abigail Kline on September 23, 2019
A favorite memory is her playing Spin Dictors, Two Princes after games. That song always reminds me of her.
Posted by Mary Meyer on September 22, 2019
So many years of being opponents on the softball fields, and on the lanes, but always dear friends. I will miss your smile, your kindness and your words of wit and wisdom. You are free now, fly my friend............
Posted by Loretta Micek on September 22, 2019
I met Marianne 34 years ago and we became lifelong friends. We had a bond that tied us together through the good times and bad. We shared laughs, tears, got into trouble together yet we had each others back. She was a shining star to everyone she met. Many good memories - my heart is broken but I know one day we will meet again.
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