Paul Benton Evans of Cedaredge died Jan. 4, 2014. He was 85.
He grew up in Houston and Austin, Texas. He joined the Merchant Marines in 1944.
He lived in San Franciso, Calif., where he was an airplane mechanic for United Airlines for 13 years. He moved to Grand Junction where he owned Clifton Auto Sales, North Avenue Conoco and Lincoln Park Conoco. He worked for School District #51 for 13 years as an auto mechanics teacher.
Mr. Evans enjoyed the outdoors and animals.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Alma (Stewart); his sister, Wanda Stefanidis; his four children, Paul (Sherry) Evans, Jon (Barbara) Evans, LaVerne (Mark) Curry and Lara (Anthony) Evans Bracciante; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Vera Holmes; and a grandson, Paul Evans Jr.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 10 at the Stolte Shed, 315 SW 3rd Avenue, Cedaredge.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control, P.O. Box 853, Cedaredge, CO 81413, or to Teachers' Scholarship Fund, 7655 2075 Road, Delta, CO 81416.blog comments powered by Disqus