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Evelyn Deerwester Rios

Evelyn Deerwester Rios, columnist, musician, artist, writer. Certified elementary, secondary teacher California.


  • Rios, Evelyn Deerwester was born on June 25, 1916 in Payne, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Jay Russell and Flossie Edith (Fell) Deerwester.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, San Jose State University, 1964. Master of Arts, San Jose State University, 1968.


    • Lecturer in music San Jose (California) State University, 1969-1975. From bilingual consultant to associate editor Educational Factors, Inc., 1969-1976, manager field research, 1977-1978. Writer, editor California MediCorps Program, 1978-1985.

      Contributing editor, illustrator Community Family Magazine, Wimberly, Texas, 1983-1985. Columnist The Springer, Dripping Springs, 1985-1990. Author, illustrator, health instructor textbooks elementary schools, 1980—1982.

    Major achievements

    • Certified elementary, secondary teacher California.


    • Author: The Best of It Seems To Me, 2002.


    Chairman Dripping Springs Planning and Zoning Commission, 1991—1993. Music director Cambrian Park (California) Methodist Church, 1961—1964. Choir director Bethel Lutheran Church, Cupertino, 1965—1966, 1968—1983.

    Director music St. Aban's Church, Bogota, Colombia. Organist Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, Dripping Springs, 1987—1994. Member of American Guild Organists (dean 1963-1964), Phi Kappa Phi (president San Jose chapter 1973-1974).



    Weaving, stitching, painting.


    • Married Edwin Tietjen Rios, September 19, 1942 (deceased February 1987). Children: Jane Evelyn, Linda Sue Rios Stahlman.
    • father: Jay Russell Deerwester
    • mother: Flossie Edith (Fell) Deerwester
    • spouse: Edwin Tietjen Rios
    • children: Jane Evelyn Rios
    • Linda Sue Rios Stahlman Rios
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    Born June 25, 1916
    Died March 3, 2010
    (aged 93)
    • 1964
      San Jose State University
    • 1968
      San Jose State University
    • 1969 - 1975
      Lecturer, in music San Jose (California) State University
    • 1969 - 1976
      from bilingual consultant, to associate editor Educational Factors
    • 1978 - 1985
    • 1983 - 1985
      contributing editor
      Texas, United States
    • 1985 - 1990
      columnist The Springer
      Dripping Springs, Texas, United States