In Memory . . .
William Lynn Evans
Lynn Evans went peacefully home to be with his Father in Heaven on Sunday, December 5, 2010. He was born September 17, 1951 in Cedar City, Utah to Bernell and Maxine Hunter Evans. He graduated from Granger High School and later received a BA from Weber State and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from BYU. He married his high school sweetheart, Gayle Olson, June 4, 1971. Together they raised their five children in West Jordan, Utah where Lynn served as a Salt Lake County fire fighter and paramedic for 30 years. He was a master craftsman where he did carpentry work on the homes of many family and friends. Lynn also was a dedicated high priest for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many callings, including service in a bishopric. Later in life he married Joyce Evans, of Menifee, California and they enjoyed the last years of his life together. Lynn also recently drove a special needs school bus for the Canyons School District. The children's families have expressed their love for Lynn. Lynn had a huge, tender heart and was always so supportive of his family. He was a great man to be around and always had a fun story to tell. He will be truly missed. He is survived by his parents; wife, Joyce; former wife, Gayle; children: Donelle (Shane) Mortensen, Kristin (Brandon) Marchant, Tiffanie (Nick) Browne, Monica (Jason) Bergstrom and Russell (Nikki) Evans; stepdaughter, Alyssa Wallace; 12 grand-children; sisters: Shari Fisher and Jackie Holt. Preceded in death by his brother, Gaylen Evans. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 10, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at the Mountain View 6th Ward, 8435 South 2700 West. Viewings will be held Thursday, December 9, 2010, 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road and Friday at the church, 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Wasatch Lawn South Valley, Riverton, Utah.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on December 8, 2010