Claude "Blackie" Evans
October 2, 2007
Born on November 26, 1935 in Joplin Mo. Passed on September 28, 2007
at his home in Henderson NV. He lived there 54 years.
One time resident- lobbyist, and S-I-S- AFL-CIO Retired from State AFL-CIO
A prominent Labor Leader and political activist, he began his career as a
steelworker at the Titanium plants in Henderson and went on to lead the
State’s largest labor organization for 21 years as chief of the AFL-CIO and
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as executive board member of the National Federation. A long time Champion
of working men and women, he was an iconic presence lobbying on their
Funeral home handling arrangements: Palm Mortuary 702-464-8440 Date, time
and place of Services: Friday October 5, 2007 Palm Mortuary 7600 Eastern ,
Las Vegas Nevada 2pm viewing 3pm service.
Survivors: wife Carolyn, Son Steven, daughters Sheree Cassingham, Seanna
German, and Lisa Evans. Sister Joy Barnes, and 4 grandchildren
Preceded in death: Mother Gertrude Evans, Father Homer Evans, and brother
Other Info: donation can be sent to
AFL-CIO 1701 Whitney Mesa Drive
Henderson Nevada 89014.