Dale Evans


Dale Evans passed away peacefully at his home from cancer on Sunday, January 17th [,2016] at the age of 65. Dale was born April 1, 1950 to James and Dora (Wakley) Evans in Downey, Idaho. He was the youngest child in the family. He was raised in Arimo on a Dairy Farm. He like to farm with us Uncle, Alex Evans, and his daughters loved having a little boy around. He graduated from Marsh Valley High School in 1968. He was ac-tive in track, basketball and football. After High School he attended Denver Automotive College, and then worked construction for a few years. He married Sally Gunter on Au-gust 18, 1972 in the Idaho Falls Temple and they had 6 children. Dale loved farming and bought his Dad’s dairy of 50 cows and 150 acres. He built up his diary and now milks 500 cows. He has added good employees and acreage to raise feed for his dairy cows. He also raised potatoes for 10 years. It wasn’t always successful so he continued with his dairy business and was a successful farmer. Dale also enjoyed snowmobiling, especially in Island Park and Yellowstone. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his grandkids on the farm. They all loved to ride in the combine or on the tractor with him, or just go for a ride in his truck or stopping with grandpa to get lunch. Dale is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sally and 5 kids; Melody (Scott) Jones, Mandy Evans, Cody (Tami) Evans, Trent (Stacie) Evans, Derek Evans and 9 grandchildren; Tayllore Ward, Skyllar Ward, Rhyder Ward, Alex Evans, Mallory Evans, Carter Evans, Weslee Evans, Marcus Evans and Lukas Evans, and 2 great grandchildren, Braxton Jones, and Autumn (Peanut) Jones, his siblings; John (Sandra) Evans, Terry (Charlotte) Evans, brother-in-law, Marlin Bowman and his father-in-law James H. Gunter. He was preceded in death by his daughter Carlee Evans (who died from Down Syndrome at 6 months old in 1994), parents James and Dora Evans, his Sister Jolene Bowman, and many other friends and relative that gave him a warm welcome.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 23 at 12 noon in the Arimo LDS Stake Center. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday morning at the the church from 10-11:45 a.m. Burial will follow in the Arimo Cemetery.

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