James Riley Evans & Gweneth M. Evans
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James "Riley" Evans & Gweneth M. Evans
Riley Evans worked at Rohr in Functional Testing, including testing the Thiokol rocket sections. Riley began working at Rohr on October 9, 1946 and retired on April 1, 1983. Gwen Evans worked at the Rohr Credit Union. Both have passed away.
Their son still has "memories of Rohr Halloween carnivals, some in Chula Vista plant parking lot, some in what is now City of Chula Vista's Rohr Park, are happy. A box, somewhere, includes a lot of silver dollars, from a Friday Rohr payroll which was meant to impress on the City of Chula Vista very tangibly the impact of Rohr dollars on its economy. A different time when Rohr executives lived in Chula Vista like so many of its employees and a more paternalistic time when Rohr did well, its employees did well. Great memories of Dad's stories of "Pappy" Rohr stopping a strike by personally asking employees to return to work and of a later time, when I was in college, when a strike got ugly (after Mr. Rohr's passing)."
Submitted by Hiram Evans, June 24, 2019.