Longtime Sonora resident Evelyn Delores Biasca Brom passed away peacefully at home on March 3, 2019. Evelyn was born and raised in Humboldt County on Dec. 12, 1920. She was the seventh of eight daughters born to Anna and Henry Biasca.
Evelyn graduated from Fortuna High School in 1939 and was one of the Fortuna High band members who played at the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco in 1937.
Evelyn married Eldon in 1944. They lived in Humboldt County for the next 30 years raising their two daughters, Stephanie and Annette, in the town of Fortuna and owned and operated Brom & Pollard Heating & Sheet Metal. Evelyn was active in her parish church, St. Josephs in Fortuna, in the church Altar Society, and Catholic Daughters. She was also active in the local chapter of Republican Women, where she served as president. In 1976 Evelyn and Eldon moved to Sonora and bought RD Leonard Heating & Air Conditioning business. Evelyn worked for The Union Democrat until her retirement in 1994. Evelyn was an avid golfer, and was a member of the Twain Harte Ladies Club. She was also a faithful member of St. Patricks Catholic Church in Sonora. After Eldons death in 2017, Evelyn continued to live in her own home and was lovingly cared for by her four guardian angels, Pam, Delphine, Linda and Donna. Evelyn’s daughters are extremely grateful for the care given to their mother by these ladies.
Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Stephanie (Les) Niven, of Sonora, and Annette (Jeff) Sargo, of Jamestown; six grandchildren, Brad (Cari)Niven, Michael (Becky) Niven, Kristin (Dave) Brude, Melissa (Gabe) Wingo, Alicia (Dave) Bullard, Rebecca (Chris) Smyth; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Eldon Brom; parents, Anna and Henry Biasca; and seven sisters, Elma, Irma, Ruby, Lydia, Mary, Anne and Hilda.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. March 30, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sonora, followed by a luncheon/reception at the church hall. All are welcome.