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Evelyn Stoten
January 2, 1925 – November 30, 2020
Evelyn Marie Stoten was born in San Diego, California to parents Marvell Clark (Pennsylvania) and Bernhard Scheftner (Denmark). She grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Manual Arts High School, later moved to Las Vegas, and then settled in Redondo Beach after marrying Howard Stoten (Indiana). In 1956 the family moved to Hermosa Beach and made it their home.
Evelyn was a lover of life and loved by many. She was an incredible mother, grandmother and great grandmother, as well as a wonderful friend and wife. In the late 50's/early 60's, Evie was a National and USA International volleyball player who competed in the 1960 Pan American Games in Brazil, and the Olympic trials, after having four children.
In 1976 she joined Sweet Adelines International and enjoyed singing and performing with the L.A.S.T. Show Chorus for many years with such great and wonderful friends. She was "The Taco Lady" for the singing group's annual taco booth at the MB Hometown Fair, where she shouted, "Get your Tacos Here!" She was handy and always had a solution for everything. From making creative cakes, to pouring a concrete driveway, there was not a thing she couldn't figure out how to do.
She had a diverse career, primarily at Fairchild Industries and Northrop Aircraft, where she built,
soldered, and assembled aircraft support equipment. She also worked at her family California Donuts shop in the Hermosa Beach Boy's Market. She enjoyed family vacations in Estero Beach, Mexico and adventures all around the world. She also loved to host many fun parties and family gatherings at her Hermosa home with Howard.
She had amazing caregivers that loved her so much and provided her with the most beautiful care
in her later years. To know Evelyn is to feel so much love, laughter and a zest for living life to the fullest. Our hearts are broken, and we will miss her wonderful smile and bright energy, but we are happy she is now free after her many years with dementia. We feel so fortunate that she was able to pass away peacefully in her own bed at home, after living 95 beautiful years.
She is survived by her four children - Janis (Jim), Dala (Deryl), Chris (Jill), Juli (Jerry), six grandchildren - Christopher, Jimmy, August, Juliellen, Laura, Sally, ten great grandchildren, and many other beautiful family members and friends who she also loved so much.
We hope to have a celebration of her life when we can gather safely. Visit www.lafuneral.com to send the family messages and share memories.
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Published in The Beach Reporter on Dec. 15, 2020.
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December 17, 2020
Thank you so much Steve for sharing such a beautiful memory of our grandma! Your kind words really touched our family and reading what you and your family experienced of our grandma brought smiles to our faces and tears to our eyes. It means a lot to us and makes us happy that even though our grandma is no longer physically with us, her fun, bright spirit continues to be shared and remembered.

Our grandma was really incredible and brought a lot of joy to so many people’s lives. She was very loving, and she welcomed and loved everyone. I feel extremely grateful to have had such a caring, strong, open, embracing grandma. While it feels strange to not be able to see her anymore, I know that for every big, fun, beautiful new experience, she will be with us in spirit! Our grandma never liked to miss a good time and always brought a lot of fun and laughter! I have so many special memories of her that I will treasure forever.
December 10, 2020
I remember Evelyn from the Hometown Fair and the taco booth with the Sweet Adelines. Each year we would go to the Fair and our children would look for Evelyn and stand several feet away and wait for her to yell out, 'Get Your Tacos', and they would run up and ask her for two tacos w/o onions but extra cheese. Our children were so excited and so was Evelyn.
We've missed her for many years and the Fair just isn't the same even though our children are now adults, married with children of their own. But Evelyn lives on in the story our children tell their children each year about the lady who would call out 'Get Your Tacos' and the joy she would bring to everyone who was lucky enough to buy a taco from the Sweet Adelines.
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