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Fay Evans & Family

Fay, Hank, Cindy & Jerry Evans
Donna Troy’s adoptive family

Related Links: Donna TroyDorothy HinckleyElmira Cassiday

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History


Fay and Carl Stacey married right out of high school. The young couple didn’t have much money, but still yearned for a family of their own. They soon adopted a beautiful newborn girl named Donna from the Willowbrook Orphanage. Although money was tight, the couple took very good care of their adopted daughter. Two years after the adoption, Carl was killed in a job related accident. Fay had little money and was barely able to pay for the funeral. Sadly, she was forced to give up Donna for re-adoption.

Another couple ‘adopted’ Donna, but were actually go- betweens for a child selling scheme run by a crooked lawyer. Before the deal was made, a fire erupted. During the fire, two year old Donna Troy was taken by Rhea to New Chronus to be trained by the Titans of Myth.

ABOVE: Elmira Cassiday recalls the day Donna was adopted by the Staceys
in the classic “Who Is Donna Troy?” in NEW TEEN TITANS #38 [1984].
BELOW: Donna is reunited with her family – the Evanses –
in the classic “Who Is Donna Troy?” in NEW TEEN TITANS #38 [1984].

Fay later met and fell in love with Hank Evans. They married and produced two children, Cindy and Jerry.

Years passed, and Donna Troy grew up to become the super-heroine known as Wonder Girl, although the details of her early life still remained a mystery to her. When Dick Grayson helped unravel Donna’s past, he found Donna’s doll – which led him to Elmira Cassiday, who was alone in a home for the elderly. Elmira hadn’t spoken in 10 years, but when she saw Donna with her doll, she broke her silence and helped Donna connect with the Evanses – who still lived in Virginia.

Upon being reunited, the Evanses welcomed Donna into their family.

The Evanses from TITANS #25 [2001].

Essential Reading


New Teen Titans #38 [1984]: Dick Grayson works to help Donna Troy discover the truth about her past; Donna meets Elmira Cassiday – the woman who ran the orphanage where she once temporarily resided – and learns that her real mother, Dorothy Hinckley, left her with Elmira because she was dying; Donna was adopted by Carl and Fay Stacey, but when Carl died in a work-related accident, Fay also had to give up Donna, who was given to a child-selling operation; Two people who were posing as Donna’s new parents died in the fire that Donna remembers; Donna is reconciled with her adopted mother, Fay Stacey Evans, and then visits the grave of her real mother. First appearances of Elmira Cassiday, Dorothy Hinckley, Carl and Fay Stacey, Fay, Hank, Cindy and Jerry Evans.
Tales of the Teen Titans #50 [1985]: Elmira Cassiday, Fay, Hank, Cindy and Jerry Evans attend Donna Troy’s wedding.
New Titans #50 [1989]: The Titans of Myth return to Earth to collect Wonder Girl so that she might help the gods defeat Sparta, a renegade Titan. Donna’s history retold in issue #50; A Titan of Myth visits the Evanses in search of Donna
Titans #25 [2001]: Part 3 of the “Who’s Troia?” trilogy. The evil Dark Angel is erasing Donna from existence throughout Hypertime. The Titans are joined by the Titanic team from The Kingdom — traveling through different points in Donna’s history before the evil Dark Angel can erase them. The Evanses attend Donna’s ‘rebirthday’ party.
Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files #1 [2003]: At Donna’s funeral service, her friends and family mourn her death.

 


Sources for this entry: The Official Teen Titans Index [published by ICG in 1985], supplemented by titanstower.com


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