Obituary: Russell Evarts, 70, of Palo Alto, Calif., formerly of Milford

Russell Charles Evarts, 70, a 31 year resident of Palo Alto, California, passed away Tuesday 11 July 2017 at home with family at his side.

Russ was born 7 April 1947 and raised in Milford, Connecticut. His love of history, the great outdoors, and maps drew him to his interest in geology. He completed his undergraduate degree at Franklin and Marshall College and his doctorate at Stanford University.

Dr. Russell C. Evarts spent his career with the U.S. Geological Survey, primarily conducting field studies and mapping in the Pacific Northwest. He was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and was granted the Meritorious Service Award of the Department of the Interior.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Frances (Stiewing) Evarts of Palo Alto, and their son, Matthew Aaron Evarts and his wife, Maria Pauline (Johnson) Evarts of Redwood City, CA. In addition, Russ leaves behind his granddaughters, Sophie Sierra Evarts and River Aria Evarts of Redwood City, CA. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Brian Frederick Evarts of Colchester, CT, Wendy Anne (Evarts) Phillips of Palo Alto, CA, Evelyn Alice Evarts of Warren, VT, and Frederick Savage Evarts of Killingworth, CT.

At a time, and an East Coast location to be determined, a small family memorial will be held with the disposition of Russ's ashes.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Department of Philanthropy, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301 at Oncology Fund.