EVANS AlmaPosted: November 8th, 2012
ALMA GILL EVANS, beloved husband of Betty, passed away in Raymond, AB on November 4, 2012 at the age of 95 years. They were married for 69 years. He is the loving father of: Mark (Carolyn) Evans of Raymond, Evelyn (Dick) Robertson of Lethbridge, Thom (Cheryl) Evans of Calgary, Marianne (Kim) Taylor of Cardston, AB; and Nancy (Chris) Webster of Tacoma, WA.
He is the much loved grandfather of 22 grandchildren and 57 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Garth (Reay) Evans of Oceanside, CA and brother-in-law, Bert (Ellie) Leavitt of Ottawa, ON, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Gill was predeceased by parents J.W. and Phoebe Evans as well as 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
Gill was born in Raymond on September 17, 1917 and lived there his entire life except for 2-1/2 years when he served a mission for the LDS church in Holland and Eastern Canada. Gill and his brother, Jack, farmed for 30 years. He then managed the Farm Labor Pool office in Lethbridge for 13 years. He served in many church positions including Bishop and as a Church Service Missionary with Betty. Gill was Mayor of Raymond for 3 terms and enjoyed serving the community. Gill loved Raymond and the people in it. He will be greatly missed by his family and the community.
Friends may meet the family on Thursday evening, November 8 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the LDS – Knight Street Chapel, Raymond, or prior to the service at the church on Friday from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 E 200 N, Raymond, with Bishop Robert Baker officiating.
Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Sign guest book: www.generationsfh.ca