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Evan Francis Plaisted-Graman

July 28, 1982 — Feb. 29, 2020

Evan Francis Plaisted-Graman died the morning of Feb. 29 from a relapse of illness precipitated by the death of his beloved dog Scout. His dog died peacefully at Christmas after a short and unexpected illness. Evan was just beginning to recover from this loss and was planning a trip to his land in the Mother Lode. He was likely overwhelmed by the approach of the pandemic that he was witnessing over the internet. His dogs were the biggest, most constant aspect of his life. He once told a friend that Scout was his “brother from another mother.”

Evan lived his entire life here in Yolo County and spent summers in the redwoods by the ocean. He loved the mountains and the sea, and owned two parcels of wilderness land. He graduated from high school in Davis in 2001 and immediately went off to fight the great fires with the Davis Fire Crew that summer. He had a deep awareness of bears. He found a small bear skull while fighting a fire and brought it home but felt compelled to return it. Both of his pieces of land were in bear country and he was awed when he saw bears in the wild. He made a bear mask as a child, and many years later gave a bear trap as a Christmas gift. 

Evan worked as a vocational and socialization coach for adults with developmental disabilities. He enjoyed sharing in experiences with them that they would not otherwise have had, and he enjoyed the gratitude of their families. After about 15 years, his job assignment changed and then he was laid off. He decided that he wanted to change careers and he explored occupations related to food. He was making this transition at 365体育投注the time of his death.

Evan was briefly married and had no children. He is survived by his sister Sierra and his brother Ariel and his parents Barbara (Dede) Plaisted and George Graman, as well as extended family in Southern California. Please support any organization in Evan’s memory that creates a space where dogs, no matter their circumstance, can live out their lives in peace and without fear. A celebration of Evan’s life will be delayed pending the passage of this still gathering storm. He is missed.

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