Katherine (Winton) Evans

Evans, Katherine Winton 96, Washington writer and editor died December 10, 2021, a resident of Georgetown. She was the widow of syndicated political columnist Rowland Evans, Jr. who died in 2001. Mrs. Evans grew up in Minnesota where her father, David J. Winton, was president of the Winton Lumber Company. Her family lived outside Minneapolis on the shore of Lake Minnetonka. She graduated from the Putney School in Putney, Vermont and was a 1946 graduate of Vassar College where she was editor of the Vassar Chronicle. After college she worked on the editorial page of The Minneapolis Times, and moved to Washington in 1948 where she met and married Rowland Evans, Jr., then a reporter for the Associated Press Washington Hill bureau. Mrs. Evans joined the Capitol Hill staff of Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, Democrat of Minnesota, and later for Senator Paul H. Douglas, Democrat of Illinois. In 1980 she became the managing editor of The Washington Journalism Review, a publication on the press and in 1983 became editor, a position she held until 1987. Mrs. Evans was a trustee for Vassar College for 15 years. She is survived by her son Rowland Winton Evans of Sunnyvale, California. Her daughter, Sarah W. Evans of Barnesville, Maryland died in 2012. In 1994, Katherine Evans wrote an op-ed piece for The Washington Post describing the pleasures and perils of a Washington marriage between an ardent liberal Democrat and a more conservative political columnist. It was titled "Is Newt Gingrich Destroying My Marriage?" (Mrs. Evans' own marriage lasted fifty-two years.) A celebration of life will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 4:00 pm Eastern at Christ Church, Georgetown, Washington DC, with an on- site reception to follow. The service will also be broadcast on the YouTube channel for Christ Church at the following web address: youtu.be/…