Evelyn pictured in her nurses uniform at St. Vincent Hospital in Los Angeles. She graduated for the hospitals nursing school in 1943 and worked as a surgical nurse for several years. After marriage to Lucas Gillies she stopped working to have four wonderful children. When the children were old enough she returned to work for Dr.Wallen a surgeon helping him with surgeries and managing is office for greater than a decade. After he moved to northern California, she retired from nursing.