Eva Regina

Obituary of Eva R. Regina

Eva Rose (Carbaugh) Regina, 79, of Tucson, AZ, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

     Born July 28, 1939, in Marienville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Earnest and Anna Elizabeth (Johnson) Carbaugh.

     She married Robert David Regina on July 29, 1957 at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Marienville, PA, and they spent a happy 59 years together.

     Eva was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her husband and five children.  With her husband, she embraced the challenge and adventure of moving to and exploring new places while raising a family.  Through the years she was active at her children's schools, chaperoning field trips, teaching special interest classes, and could always be counted on to provide home-baked goodies for school events.

     Eva enjoyed observing nature out the window and on foot, and sharing her sightings and knowledge of nature with others.  She shared her love of the Arizona desert by volunteering many years as a nature guide for schoolchildren at the Saguaro National Monument.  After her husband retired, the two of them enjoyed more time outdoors and traveling, visiting family and friends, and walking their favorite desert trails.

     Preceded in death by her husband, Eva is survived by her children: Gregory, of Tucson, AZ, Mark (Karen), of Webster Groves, MO, Annette (James C.) Logan, of Fredericksburg, PA, Vincent, of Tucson, AZ, and Amy (James) Heckman, of Mescal, AZ; and eight grandchildren: Christine, Rebecca, Brandy, Robert, Megan, Alison, Margaret, and Joseph; two step-grandchildren, Alexander and Katherine; and two great-granddaughters, Charlotte and Virginia.

     In addition, Eva is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Harp, of Stafford, VA, and two brothers, Floyd (Mary) Carbaugh Jr., of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Curtis (Suzanne) Carbaugh, of Marienville, PA.  A brother, Robert, preceded her in death.

     A private family gathering to celebrate her life was held in Tucson.

     The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (www.desertmuseum.org).