Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Milestones: Tropical Hamboree Co-Founder Evelyn Gauzens, W4WYR, SK

Evelyn Gauzens, W4WYR
(ARRL Photo)
2/4 UPDATE: Evelyn's family has provided details on services. See below.

ARRL Honorary Vice President Evelyn Gauzens, W4WYR, became a Silent Key on January 31, just days before her 87th birthday. Best-known as co-founder of the Miami Tropical Hamboree hamfest and its chairman for 45 years, Gauzens was also a longtime ARRL Southeastern Division Vice Director, and was active in a variety of other organizations, including the amateur radio group at the National Hurricane Center. Gauzens was inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame in 2012. Details follow on visitation and services:

Visitation: Monday, February 8th, 5 - 9 pm with Rosary recitation at 8 pm
       Van Orsdel Coral Gables Chapel and Family Funeral Home
         4600 SW 8th St.
         Coral Gables, FL 33134
          (305) 446-4412
Funeral: Tuesday, February 9th, 10 am
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
2987 W Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33135
Interment and graveside prayer immediately following funeral
Woodlawn North Cemetery
3260 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33135