George Evans, 1927 ~ 2013
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George Everett Evans, 86, of Keuterville, Idaho, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at the Ashley Manor assisted living facility in Eagle, Idaho, after a fall at home and a short hospitalization in Cottonwood, Idaho. George had previously been a long-time resident of Moab, Utah, (1959-1962 and 1972-1992) and Scott City, Manning and Healy, Kan., (1962 – 1972).

George was born March 2, 1927 in Ingersoll, Okla., to Richard and Alice (Wells) Evans. He graduated from Cullison (Kansas) High School in 1945 and volunteered for the U.S. Navy that same year, where he served on a destroyer in the Atlantic during World War II.

On March 2, 1947, he married Vera June Knop in Natrona, Kan.

George had been employed as a farmer, oil field worker, truck driver, grain elevator manager, meat cutter and grocery store manager in Kansas. While in Moab he was owner and operator, with his wife Vera, of Rim Rock Flowers and Gifts.

He enjoyed work, but also enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was an avid aviation enthusiast and for many years held a private pilot’s license. He also enjoyed sports and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

George is survived by three sons and two daughters, Richard (Rich) Evans and his wife Patricia of Moab, Utah, Ronald (Ron) Evans and his wife Lynda of Houston, Texas, Randall (Randy) Evans and his wife Marla of Dighton, Kan., Georgia Ann (Evans) Shives and her husband Gary of Florence, Ore., and Rose Mary (Evans) Milner and her husband Mike of Eagle, Idaho; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his sister, Evelyn Walter, of Orlando, Fla.; his brother, Richard Leon Evans and wife Nadine of Branson, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Alice, and one grandson, Darek Evans.

A celebration of life service will be held at a time and date yet to be determined at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Eagle, Idaho; Reverend Tim Pauls will be officiating.

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