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Ed Evans


Ed Evans

Sept. 2, 1940-Dec. 24, 2010

Former Eagle River resident, Ed Evans, 70, of Blair, Okla., died Dec. 24, 2010, at his home.

He was born Sept. 2, 1940, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Paul Leo and Leona Mae (Byers) Evans.

Ed married Valorie Denton on Jan. 2, 1995, in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was a longtime real estate agent in Jackson County, Okla., having worked for Main Realty. He moved to Jackson County in February 2006 from Duluth, Minn. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Altus, a longtime member of the Westmoreland Baptist Church of Charlotte, N.C., where he served as a deacon.

Ed lived in Eagle River from 1973 until 1993, and was a member of the Denali Ski Patrol at Arctic Valley and Alyeska ski areas. He was a longtime instructor for the American Red Cross, and was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Eagle River. For many years, Ed was an active member of the Eagle River Rotary Club and was a director in charge of erecting the Town Square Park in downtown Eagle River. As a Rotarian, he participated in the first Rotary Exchange trip, both traveling to Magadan, Russia and hosting Russian Rotarians. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was also a member of the Ohio Bowhunters Association.

He is survived by his wife Valorie of Blair, Okla.; sons, Danny Ray Evans and Paul Drew Evans of Boston, Mass.; daughter, Christina; brother James Paul Evans of Seattle, Wash.; sister Mrs. Patricia E. Hentrick of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Andrew Evans, Christopher Evans, Erika Patton, Taylor Patton and Shannon Patton; and step-children, Eric Patton and Kevin Patton of Seattle.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Leo and Leona Mae (Byers) Evans.

Memorial services for Ed Evans were held Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Altus, with Dr. Jeff Moore officiating. Memorials in honor of Ed Evans may be made to the Gideons or the charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements by Lowell-Tims Funeral Home, Altus, Okla.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, January 5, 2011.