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Guy Evans



 
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03/05/15 03:51 PM #1    

Nancy Whittaker (Ward)

Guy Michael Evans Obituary
 
1956 ~ 2014
Guy Michael Evans returned home to his Heavenly Father on October 30, 2014 after a year long fight with brain cancer. We know he is reunited with his dear mother, Carol, and finally free from pain and worry. Guy was born December 24, 1956 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He attended Skyline High School where he played football, sang in Concert Choir, and then graduated in 1975. He later earned his Associates Degree from Salt Lake Community College. He loved to ride his motorcycle, water ski, and eat peppermint ice cream. Guy was employed in sales of electrical equipment and gave the best customer service. He was a hard worker who never stopped until the job was done-whether it was yard work, housework, or a remodeling project. He was often found after a family party washing all the dishes by hand.
Guy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served an LDS mission in Scotland where he made life-long friends. He served faithfully in many church callings and loved his Heavenly Father with his whole heart. He was always ready to help anyone who needed him. Above all he loved his eternal sweetheart, Lori, and will undoubtedly be watching over her and all of his family: his father Ray (& Mildred) Evans, his brother Gordy (& Pam) Evans, his children Cameron (& Lisa) Evans, Brandon (& Megan) Evans, Bonnie (& Shad) Anderson, Jennifer Evans and his 8 grandchildren. Guy also leaves behind numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him and remember him forever.
A viewing will be held on Monday, November 3rd at Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E. Bountiful, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, November 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the Centerville South Stake Center, 270 N. 300 E., Centerville, with a viewing beforehand from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Condolences may be shared at www.lindquistmortuary.com.
 
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, 2014

 


08/09/15 12:04 AM #2    

Jeri Petersen (Olsen)

Guy was larger than life, not only in body, but in heart! He was a gentle giant, compassionate, genuinely interested in others, loyal and true. We were friends in high school, but remained friends beyond. Lori's mother took my own sister-in-law under her wing (her mother passed away when she was 17), including she, my brother and their 3 children as family. Guy & Lori were at major life events, and were essentially part of their "other family." What a wonderful couple Guy & Lori are/were together, raising a marvelous posterity of compassionate, down to earth folks. Lori still runs Bridal Image in Bountiful. Stop in and say Hi, next time you're looking for wedding help, or just because you knew and appreciated Guy! She'd like that, Guy would, too! So grateful to have associated with truly amazing, "salt of the earth" people, like Guy! I am truly blessed! 


08/10/15 06:49 PM #3    

Gary Fisher

I don't know that I should be the person posting this about Guy but I see the window closing as our reunion approaches and again I wouldn't want the moment to pass and not have anyone from our neighborhood say something.  It is not that I wasn't close to Guy.  I certainly was even though it had been many years since our paths crossed.  That was a great part about him, you always felt like he was concerned and that he cared even if you hadn't seen him for awhile.  His sincereity was that genuine!

You see we grew up in the same neighborhood.  It was a magical place and there were several of us that all went to grade school, junior high and then finally Skyline.  While my life has rocketed forward, the memories of that neighborhood and that group are pretty special.  We were like a gang back when being a gang meant something good!  And Guy and the Evans family were a very central part of that neighborhood and that gang!

As sweet and as kind as Guy was, he was incredibly mischievious.  We used to love to torture his older brother Gordy.  Taking out his motorcycle, racing around the neighborhood and putting it back just so it had enough time cool down before Gordy got home.  If it was Gordy's we were using it.  Somehow we felt larger than life getting something over on an older brother.  And Guy could cook!  I remember one weekend we had all gone up to the Herzog's cabin unsupervised!  We were all about 12 or 13 years old at the time, starving to death and lo and behold Guy comes out of the kitchen having baked a meatloaf!  The rest of us could cook Pop Tarts or eggs and that was about it!  We thought he was a genius.  He litterally saved us that night!

When I had got myself in a pretty dark spot it was Guy who called.  I hadn't talked to him in years and I am not really sure how he got my number, but it was a loving call and I was so appreciative!  He told me not to forget that people were behind me and loved me.  I remember I hung up the phone and I cried!

I got the opportunity to go to Guy's funeral.  It was definitely worthy.  The speakers were magificient.  His mission companion, his brother, and then his daughter.  She was incredibly eloquent about her father's life it was amazing.  Guy had so perfectly imprinted her!  The compassion, the joy, and the service to others.  His work ethic and his love for his wife and children.  It was easy to see what a giant shadow he had cast.  Not just physically, but spiritually and emotionally too!  It made me proud!  It made me proud to be from his neighborhood.  It made be proud to be part of his gang.  And it made me proud to be his friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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