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artist , columnist , musician , writer

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.


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


Lecturer in music, San Jose State University, 1969-1975;bilingual consultant, then associate editor, Ednl. Factors, Inc., San Jose, 1969-1976;manager field research, Ednl. Factors, Inc., San Jose, 1977-1978;writer, editor, California MediCorps Program, 1978-1985;contributing editor, illustrator, The Community Family Magazine, Wimberly, Texas, 1983-1985;columnist, The Springer, Dripping Springs, Texas, 1985-1990.

Author, illustrator, health instructor textbooks elementary schools, 1980-1982.


  • Certified elementary, secondary teacher, California.


Choir director Bethel Lutheran Church, Cupertino, California, 1965-1966, Bethel Luth.Ch., 1968-1983. Director music St. Aban's Church, Bogota Colombia. Organist Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, Dripping Springs, Texas, 1987-1994.

Music dir.Cambrian Park (California) Methodist Church, 1961-1964. Chairman Dripping Springs Planning and Zoning Commission, 1991-1993. Member American Association of University Women, American Guild Organists (dean 1963-1964), Phi Kappa Phi (president San Jose chapter 1973-1974).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: weaving, stitching, painting.


Married Edwin Tietjen Rios, September 19, 1942 (deceased February 1987). Children: Jane Evelyn, Linda Sue Rios Stahlman.

Jay Russell Deerwester

Flossie Edith (Fell) Deerwester

Edwin Tietjen Rios

Jane Evelyn Rios

Linda Sue Rios Stahlman Rios