Richard Lyle Evans
Richard Lyle Evans, 62, passed peacefully in his sleep July 27th, 2014. He was born Lyle Richard Evans to Lenore Annette Thomson Evans and Richard Arthur Evans on January 17th, 1952, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Rich began his life on the Klamath Agency Trout Hatchery and moved to the Gnat Creek Fish Hatchery in 1966.
He graduated from Knappa High School in 1970, attended Central Oregon Community College and then worked in Alaska as a commercial fisherman until he joined the Army, where he served 3 years. He lived most of his life in the Knappa-Svensen area working for himself and other logging operations as a timber faller, then later as a groundsman for the ILB and then for ODOT.
An avid outdoorsman, Rich is most remembered as a hunter, fisherman and coach.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jama Barendse Evans, baby girl Nadra Evans, daughter Renee Evans and grandson Sean, son John Evans and grandson Tristan, son Andrew Evans, daughter Marina Evans, grandchildren Carlos, Catalina and Andres Valencia. He is also survived by his brother Rocky Evans, sister-in-law Tina Calos, sister Gail Evans-Sanders, 8 brothers and sisters-in-law and many, many nieces and nephews.
There will be a potluck celebration of life at the Svensen Grange on Friday, August 1st, at 2:00 p.m.