Williamsburg – Jane Evertz, commercial real estate broker, marketing professional, and advocate for the arts, died of a rare form of pancreatic cancer at her home in Williamsburg, Virginia. She was 52.
Jane Marie Bonner was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, daughter of the late John C. Bonner, a career FBI agent and Jane Duffy Bonner. She attended Cromwell Bridge Elementary School, Towsontowne Middle School, Towson High School and later graduated from Campo Lindo High School in Moraga, California. She was a 1977 graduate of Towson University with a degree in speech and pathology. She began her career as an institutional sales associate for Xerox. Skilled at dovetailing business needs and resources, she later sold commercial real estate for Hill Management in Towson, Maryland.
In 1986, she married Hubert Evertz, a native of Koeln, Germany. They moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, where she became an active community volunteer. She worked as a sales representative for artist Nancy Thomas in Williamsburg and Yorktown, combining her professional skills with a love for art and an interest in local history and customs. She also worked for the American Marketing Association, coordinating east coast events for this national firm. She was an advocate for local traditions including the Williamsburg Farmers Market, Occasion for the Arts, and Williamsburg Fifes and Drums Corps.
She was a member of the Catholic community of Catholic Campus Ministry Chapel at Richmond Road and Harrison Avenue, (Old St. Bede Catholic Church), Williamsburg, VA, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a private burial at Williamsburg Memorial Park. At a later date, a memorial mass will be offered at The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson (where Mrs. Evertz made her first communion, was married, and brought her first two children for baptism).
In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughter, Caroline Niesen Evertz; two sons, Paul Christian Evertz and Kurt Wilhelm Evertz, all of Williamsburg; mother, Jane Bonner of Sanibel Island, Florida; three sisters, Elaine Pevenstein of Hunt Valley, Maryland, Maureen O’Hara of Lutherville, Maryland, and JoAnn Rogers of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; two brothers, Chris Bonner of Ormond Beach, Florida and Kevin Bonner of Timonium, Maryland; brother-in-law Oswald Evertz of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany; fifteen nieces and nephews; two grand nieces; one grand nephew; and countless friends all over the world.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in the name of Jane B. Evertz to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Virginia. Online condolences may be registered here or at Nelsen Funeral Home.