Garland – Ray Evans, 73, died November 6, 2001, at the Logan Regional Hospital. He was born April 17, 1928 in Malad, Idaho, the son of John Adams and Catherine Hill Evans. He married Orvella Sackett on August 25, 1950, in Brigham City. Following his conversion to the LDS Church their marriage was solemnized July 22, 1959, in the Logan LDS Temple.
He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy at Idaho State University. He had lived in Boise, Brigham City, and Garland. He served in the Army during the Korean War.
He owned and operated Evans Drug Center in Garland where he served his famous “secret recipe” root beer. He had served his community of Garland as mayor for eight years and a member of the city council for eight years. He was a past president of the Lion’s Club.
He was a High Priest in the Gar-land First Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as an Elder’s Quorum Instructor, a stake clerk and a stake missionary.
He is survived by his wife, four sons, Kenneth (Velma) of Midway, Ut; Ralph (Shelley) of Farmington, UT; Bruce (Connie) of Riverside, Ut; Robert (Melanie) of Tremonton: 23 grandchildren; one great grand-child; a brother, Earl (Alva) Evans; sisters, Margaret Boam and Rayma (Peter) Zagarella.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Catherine Limb; a brother, Lyle Evans; a brother-in-law Gail Boam.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 10, at the Garland LDS Tabernacle. Interment was in the Garland Cemetery with funeral arrangements under the direction of Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home.