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Obituary for Evelina Nunes

Evelina Garcia Miranda DaRosa Nunes, passed away on February 12, 2023.

Evelina was born on February 4, 1929 to Evelina Garcia Miranda and Manual Garcia DaRosa in Cais do Pico, A├žores.

Evelina was raised, along with her siblings, in a bed and breakfast on the island of Pico. She would tell many stories of the memories she had of her childhood there. Her father was a prison warden, and she would tell of going to see a prisoner who would make her shoes. Also, of the military men from opposing countries, who would stay with them during WWIl and enjoy a meal at the same table. Everyone loved to hear her tell those stories, especially about the cousin who had a monkey and a lion as pets which she used to play with.

When Evelina was nineteen years old, she met and fell in love with John B. Nunes.

Later that year they were married and her journey to a new life in the United

States began.

After a weeklong excursion the couple arrived by train in Hanford and made their home in Lemoore, California, where they spent their entire married life and raised their five children.

Evelina was a dedicated wife, and mother. She was proud of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She loved her family with all her heart and faithfully prayed the rosary for them daily.

Evelina will always be remembered by her family and friends as a gracious hostess. She would most often be found in her kitchen preparing delicious food.

A person couldn't walk into her home without being offered an abundance of food and drinks.

She was loved by children and staff alike at Akers School where she worked as the school cook in the cafeteria for twenty-three years. The staff was often treated with her cinnamon rolls, cowboy bread and dinner rolls all made from scratch.

Evelina is survived by her brother Manual Garcia Gullart DaRosa (Hildeberta), children, Linda (Frank) Manton, Douglas (Alline) Nunes, Charles (Darlene) Nunes, Phillip (Carleen) Nunes, Patricia (Albert) Homan, thirteen grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren all of which she dearly loved.