Charles “Charlie” Moynihan Evans, age 35, passed away in his Chicago home on July 6, 2012 after a bold and arduous two year battle with cancer. Charlie was born in Champaign, Illinois on July 28, 1976 to Mr. And Mrs. Charles Victor and Ruth Ann Evans, and he spent his childhood in Belleville and Champaign.
During his youth Charlie was very active at Indian Acres Swim Club in Champaign as a beloved coach, life guard, and seasoned member of the swim team. He was also a member of the St. Matthew’s Youth Group. Charlie is a 1994 graduate of CentralHigh School, where he led the swim team, and the experiences and friendships he formed in Champaign enriched his life.
Charlie graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998 with a degree in Economics, and after spending time in Taiwan teaching English, he returned to the University of Illinois College of Law, where he graduated in 2003 summa cum laude and was an Articles Editor of the school’s Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.
Charlie enjoyed his legal career, especially his clerkships with the Honorable James F. Holderman of the Northern District of Illinois and the Honorable Michael S. Kanne of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He proudly ended his career as an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission.
Charlie met his wife Tiana Nell Evans in law school in 2002. They married in Evanston on December 20, 2008. The couple has two precious sons, Charles John “Jack” Evans, age 2, and Patrick Moynihan Evans, age 1. They were Charlie’s proudest accomplishments and will be his lasting legacy.
Charlie had many gifts and willing shared them. He was known for his generosity, kindness, and caring spirit. He felt this was a "wonderful life," and he lived it fully. He faced his disease with great courage and determination, and he never lost faith.
The following quote from Albert Schweitzer truly exemplifies Charlie’s life: "The full measure of a man is not to be found in the man himself, but in the colors and textures that come alive in others because of him."
Charlie is survived by his wife, Tiana Nell Evans, his children, Jack and Patrick Evans, his parents Charles “Charlie” and Ruth Ann Evans, his brothers, Timothy and Patrick Evans, his sister and brother-in-law, Margaret “Maggie” and Noah Morgan, his grandmother, Emily Moynihan, as well as many beloved uncles, aunts, cousins, and in-laws, and countless cherished friends, especially those from Central High School.
Obituary courtesy of the Lakeview Funeral Home, Chicago IL.