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Christine K. Evans (Chris) was the wife of the International Health Services Foundation founder, Charles Evans. Chris played a very active role in the Foundation’s formation and development. She had a strong personal interest in supporting the education of high achieving students in developing countries who would not be able to continue their education without financial support.


Chris was a native of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Bucknell University. She was the daughter of Clifford and Louise Kuhn, and the mother of Lisa Beech and Eric Anderson. Chris was a professional travel planner, who owned and operated her own business, Travel Management Services. In addition, she had served as the chief operating officer of Ross & Babcock Travel in Indianapolis, Indiana and as a travel planner with Carefree Travel in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.


She was also an accomplished musician having majored in voice in college. She shared her talent by serving as Director of Music in three Pennsylvania churches, most notably St. John’s United Church of Christ in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She also taught piano and served in a variety of roles in support of church music programs. She was an Elder at the Roswell Presbyterian Church in Roswell, Georgia.


Chris was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and will be remembered as someone who was kind and gentle, always putting her family first. Her other great love was travel and she had seen much of the world.

Chris died on August 6, 2010 as a result of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease). She is greatly missed by all who knew her. The Christine K. Evans Memorial Scholarship is established by the International Health Services Foundation in her memory.