Stevan Rick Evans, 65, passed away in Anchorage Alaska following a short illness on Saturday, October 22, 2016. He will be dearly missed as a husband, father, papa and friend.
Steve was born on August 29, 1951 to Vera and Harry Evans in Everett Washington. He was one of seven boys. Steve attended Mount Vernon High School. He meet the love of his life, Mary Anderson, when he was just 15-years-old, their love was that once in a lifetime type of love.
In May 1971 he was drafted into the Army and served in Vietnam. He was a very proud Vietnam Veteran. Steve married Mary Anderson on November 2, 1972 in Mt. Vernon Washington. They welcomed their first child Melinda Evans June 17, 1975 followed by a daughter Wendy Evans on March 16, 1977 and the family was complete with the arrival of his son Stevan Evans on July 6, 1979. Steve settled with his family in Concrete Washington. He worked in the logging and fishing industry for many years. The last 15 years he and Mary worked in Dutch Harbor Alaska where he was a port engineer.
He loved the outdoors and any opportunity he had to go fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting or enjoying the sights on his Harley with his Mary behind him.
Steve will be missed by his wife of 44 years Mary Evans; his daughters, Melinda, Wendy (Jason); son, Steve (P.J); grandchildren, Dylan, Sydney, Arianna, Cyrus, Gillian, Kylie; great-grandchild, Bentley; his mother, Vera Brooks (Harlan); father, Harry Evans; five brothers, Nick, Russell, John, Brent, Chris; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Matt; grandma and grandpa, Trosky, grandma and grandpa, Evans and Harlan Brooks.
We will always remember him as a man who lived life on his terms. He loved his family and Harley above all else and never missed the opportunity to get his family together. The love he and Mary shared was deep and profound. During their 49 years together they shared the highest of highs and lowest of lows but through it all their love never dimmed.
There will be a celebration of life at Lemley Chapel in Sedro Woolley on Friday, November, 4th at 3:00PM with a gathering at the Eagles immediately following. The family would love for you to join us in celebrating this wonderful one of a kind man.