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Gary Evans

December 24, 1942 ~ March 21, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Gary Evans Obituary

Samuel Gary Evans, 81, passed away on March 21, 2024 in Logandale, NV. Gary was born on December 24, 1942 in Salt Lake City, UT to Lucille Gifford and Samuel Osborne Evans. His family later moved to Hatch, UT where Gary developed a love for all things outdoors. He would often say that school interfered with hunting, camping and fishing; things he enjoyed throughout his life.

He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the state of Texas from 1962-1964. He loved the people he met there, and was grateful for the opportunity to serve. While he was gone, his family moved to Newcastle, UT, and upon his return, he met his future wife, Beverly Christensen. They were sealed in the St. George, UT Temple on March 13, 1965, and recently celebrated 59 years of marriage.

Gary joined the Utah National Guard and served for six years. During that time, the young family lived in Cedar City, Utah and later moved to Las Vegas, NV for better work. Gary was hired by the City of Las Vegas Fire Department and worked as a firefighter for thirty-three years before retiring in 2001. He and Beverly moved to Logandale, NV in 1978 to raise their eight children. He was a hard worker, building multiple homes and always finding work on the side. He loved riding motorcycles, sharing jokes, and had a knack for making up silly rhymes and songs. 

Gary loved and was proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In recent years, he often became emotional when surrounded by his family and was proud of how close they were with one another. He was a faithful member of the church and served in various callings throughout his life. He and Beverly especially loved serving in the Las Vegas Temple together as ordinance workers.

Gary is survived by his wife, Beverly; his children, Debbie (Randy) Carlson, Julie (Charlie) Worden, Brad (Candi) Evans, Kevin (Cynthia) Evans, Suzy (Rob) Grow, Natalie (Lance) Bunker, Vicki (Shane) Conger, and Wayne (Melissa) Evans; his thirty grandchildren; his sixteen great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Sandra (Rod) Kaminska, Kirk (Gloria) Evans, Greg (Sandra) Evans, and Vaughn (Dawn) Evans. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Lucille Evans and his sister, Afton Evans.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 6-8:00 p.m. at the Moapa Valley Mortuary, 5090 N. Moapa Valley Blvd, Logandale, NV. A viewing will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2024, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logandale, NV Stake Center, 2555 N. St. Joseph Street, Logandale, NV, followed by the Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. The interment will follow at the Logandale Cemetery. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their Guest Book at www.moapavalleymortuary.com.

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Services

Viewing
Wednesday
March 27, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Moapa Valley Mortuary
5090 N. Moapa Valley Blvd.
Logandale, NV 89021

Viewing
Thursday
March 28, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Logandale LDS Stake Center
2555 St. Joseph Street
Logandale, NV 89021

Funeral Service
Thursday
March 28, 2024

11:00 AM
Logandale LDS Stake Center
2555 St. Joseph Street
Logandale, NV 89021

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
March 28, 2024

Logandale Cemetery
Lyman Street.
Logandale, NV 89021

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