Evelyn has spent most of her life taking care of others. She was born in Arkansas but moved west as a young adult. Evelyn came to Reno from Los Angeles in 1979 where she met her husband, Leon. Evelyn’s grandparents taught her the importance of giving to others and she has followed that course of action throughout her entire life. She has received many honors, including having the Northeast Community Center in Reno renamed after her, but she is still the humble servant of god whose greatest joy in life is giving to others and thanking the lord for her blessings.
Evelyn Longs Mount was interviewed on March 21, 2019 by the Nevada Women’s History Project through a grant from the Phil and Jennifer Satre Charitable Fund through the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada.