Malad, Idaho — Demona (Dee) Facer Evans, 85, a lifetime Oneida County resident, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 following a brief illness. Demona was born on June 25, 1930 in Holbrook, the daughter of Moyle and Elizabeth Facer (Burnett). She was raised and educated in Holbrook and Malad and was a graduate of Malad High School, class of 1949. After graduation, she attended Deseret Business College in Salt Lake City. She married her high school sweetheart, Donald S. Evans, on September 10, 1949 in Malad. Dee and Don started their family in Moscow, ID, while Don attended U of I. They then returned to Malad, where she and Don were partners in their farming, ranching, banking, and mercantile businesses.
Throughout her life, Dee experienced great joy and laughter with her family and many close friends. She continuously maintained a positive and upbeat outlook. She truly loved helping people move forward with their lives by giving caring, supportive, insightful, and experienced counsel – sometimes during card games of bridge, pinochle, tripoli or gin rummy. After chatting with her, you left feeling better about yourself and knowing how much she cared for you.
Dee was a wonderful cook, including baking (especially bread and pies), canning (tomato juice, mustard pickles, chili sauce, jellies, etc.) and meals. Dee’s lunches served out of the trunk of a car during cattle drives were particularly memorable. She loved to travel and had many wonderful memories from these various excursions.
She is survived by her 3 children, Don Jr. (Kathy) Evans, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Larry (Julie Foote) L. Evans, of Boise, Idaho, Paula Evans (Denise Wilson) of Denver, Colorado, grandchildren Don Evans III (Kristina), Tiare, Larry Jr., and Anna Evans, Peter Odorico, and great-grandchildren Sophia and Samuel Evans. She is also survived by her brothers Mark (Dixie) Facer, Roger (Edie) Facer and her sister Patricia (Adrian) Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 3 sisters, 1 brother, and 3 children.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 12 noon in the Second Ward L.D.S. Church. 20 S. 100 W. Malad City, Idaho. Burial will follow at the Malad City Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the Horsley Funeral Home 132 W. 300 N. in Malad on Monday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and prior to the service on Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.