Dear Evans Family,
I just learned of Bob's passing via the Beta network, and am shocked and saddened by the news. I was active with Bob in the Beta House during the 1960's, and recall many wonderful conversations and adventures with him during that precious time. A few years after our U of U graduations and having embarked on our respective career paths, Bob in California and me in New York City, Bob showed up one day at my office in Manhattan to say hello.
He agreed to come home with me to my Connecticut home and stay overnight, resulting in a sleepless night of laughter and storytelling. That was my last contact with him (this would have been circa 1976). I wish his entire family All Good Wishes, and I'm so fortunate to have known him as a Beta Brother and friend.
1132 on the Gamma Beta Roll
"The pain passes, but the beauty remains". --Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Scoty So Deeply Sorry For Your loss
The Salpointe Catholic High School community extends deepest sympathy to the Evans family. You are in our prayers at this difficult time.
When you get new neighbors and you share a narrow driveway, you worry. When both you and your new neighbors are completely renovating your houses – simultaneously – you really worry. It says a great deal about Bob and Marti's characters that we survived that time, while backhoes, concrete trucks and assorted contractors came and went, without ever exchanging a cross word. The entire undertaking - a complicated and difficult project, carried out with great skill and determination, resulting in a house that is a true gem - seems to me to typify Bob: endlessly creative (who else would use an antique radiator to keep cars off the flower beds?), and unfailingly good-humored even in the face of the inevitable disasters. I count myself fortunate to have had him as a friend and neighbor, and I hope that Marti and the rest of his family will be able to put this awful year behind them and remember the happy times. He was a good and caring person, and I shall miss him terribly.
Our family loved to joke around with Bob, and he with us, about the whole BYU/Utah rivalry. When Bob went in for the brain surgery I texted him that maybe the surgery would help him see things more clearly and he may become a BYU fan. Bob's reply, "Small chance for that . . . I'm having brain surgery, not a total lobotomy. My doctors are pro life and that would kill me." Staring it in the face, he still found a way to laugh.
I still use the brief lesson on forehand and backhand grip he gave to me when I was a teenager whenever I teach someone new to tennis. Will miss this great man!
I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was an amazing person and his energy and passion will be missed greatly. I have all your families in my thoughts during this difficult time. Much love, respect and sympathy,
jim & Karri
You lived a beautiful love story. Not many people can say that about the love in their lives. I grieve for your loss and wish the very best for you and your dear family, both the Bradley and Evans clans.
Love you, Marti
Our love and prayers to all the Evans Family. We were priveleged to be Bob's next door neighbors for many years at the Napa home. We will miss the visits to Napa and catching up on all the family. We are here for you all.
Love, John and Holly Shackford
We are so sorry that you lost your love and companion...Bob was truly an amazing person. We are here for you now and always,
Ceci and Jay.
Much love, respect and sympathy to the family of one of the world's finest men. I have known Bob for many years through Rimini as he has been the employer and friend to three of my sons. He was always so friendly, kind, supportive... a very fine and decent man. So many people will miss his bright light in this world. He has deeply touched many lives and hearts.
Marty - I thought your relationship with Bob was a great love story. I will never forget how much you were in love when you visited us in Deer Valley when Pete and Heidi were here. He was a very special man and you are a very special woman. I am so sorry! Karyn Haeckel
What a wonderful legacy Bob has left you all! He was an outstanding man and friend. I will always be grateful that I had the opportunity to make his acquaintance and work with him. He always made me laugh. He will be sorely missed.
We are deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing. There will be many moments of sadness but many more of fond memories. We will miss Bob very much as a neighbor and friend. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Marti and family,
We met Bob at a Utah Football game. He impressed us with his warmth and kindness. It was evident how much he loved you and loved life. We are out of town this week and send our condolences and love. Chase, Jim and I feel blessed to count you as a friend.
Love, Jeanne N. Jardine
Our love to Marti and all of Bob's family. What a great guy! We are so sorry for your loss, but know what comfort you will have in the days and years ahead as you remember the good times and the legacy of love he has left to you.
It has been said "you're not ready to live, until you know what you want written on your tombstone."
I think Bob had it figured out - and now it's being written by others for him. . .
I worked with Bob on music bookings at the old Sugar Beats and I will miss Bob very much - he was always so great to work with. My sincere condolences for the Evans family - what a wonderful man.
I only met Bob once, but he left his mark on me forever! What a beautiful and amazing human being. He was a kind, thoughtful, enjoyable, patient, forgiving and loving soul. I am blessed to have had 3 of my 5 brother's work with him over the years! My heartfelt condolences to the entire family.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Marti and family, you are in our thoughts. We hope that you feel all of the love from those around you.
I am very sorry for your families loss I am still going through it 4 years later after my daughter passed Anastasia Bella Bratcher! I loved that little girl I never met her in real life but I do have a 15 yr old Adopted Daughter and she was a TRUE Angel. Annie Grace Kasprzak God BLESS Everyones souls. Amen. R.I.P. Buddy
Much love to your family from ours.
Marti, I am so sorry to hear about your husband's death. I hope that you will be comforted at this time by your many friends who love you.
Bob was my inspiration to promote Art and Music in Sugar House. I told him last year we should build a statue of him holding up the Monument in Sugar House. I enjoyed the short time I knew him.
Bob was truly an inspirational mentor. I will never forget his outrageous stories (like the time he got a hole in one during a golf game), charisma, warm smile, and "Bob jobs." He was a true visionary and strived to create a better community for us all. Thanks uncle bob!
It's hard to imagine a world without Bob Evans!
Bob brightened every corner of every room from the minute he walked in.
My life is so much richer for having known Bob.
So much love to his wonderful family.
Bob and I were buddies growing up in Lehi. He was smart, funny, and kind. We were the Second Ward gang and thought we were the greatest neighborhood around. I thought so much of Bob I named my first born After him. I was deeply saddened and shocked when I read of his passing. May your family be blessed.
Deepest sympathy to your family. Bob was a classmate and I very much enjoyed seeing him at the reunion.
The world lost a good man. We will miss you Bob but we will never forgot your kindness, support and generosity.
Bob was a great Person he cared about how you were doing.He had a good spirit about everything. He will be greatly missed our heart go to the family in there loss. R. Cude/S.T.I.
Bob was my tennis doubles partner for twenty years in Mill Valley. No one will be surprised to know that Bob always took the overheads--a fabulous competitor, a loyal friend--Bob was the best!!!! Tom Singer
I can't even picture Bob without that warm smile on his face. Heaven's in for a treat, and he'll be sorely missed by so many. Monique Epstein
Bob was so welcoming to The Art of Business 2 networking group. We met there weekly and let us have the space without any questions. He was a great man and supporter of Sugarhouse.
He will be missed.
It was impossible not to feel like family around Bob...he raised the most amazing family I've ever known and helped raise me. Each of his children including my best friend, Scott, is a mirror of his generosity, warmth, industry, and optimism about the world. I will miss my too infrequent long conversations with him and especially his stories about his children's and my childhood. I loved the way he saw us all. My love goes to every member of the Evans family. Bob was a good one...no, a great one and quite simply there are not enough like him anymore.
June 17, 2013
Even though I didn't see Bob that often, when I did, whether at my office or at an enjoyable event, it was always a fun visit. His knowledge of, and experience in, so many areas made conversations something to look forward to. I especially enjoyed Marti's and Bob's open house. Thanks, Bob, for the memories. Dearest Marti, my sincere condolences.
Bob shared so much and asked for so very little. I will teach my children the same!
Much love and support being sent the Evans' Family way as we say goodbye to a very, very special soul. We will miss Bob dearly and we send you all our love and light.
My husband, Mike Evans, has spoken about his friend Bob his entire life; their school days together, serious tennis playing and various escapades as friends. I was blessed to meet him and Marty several years ago. Bob was truly the larger than life person Mike always said he was. We saw Bob tear apart and hand build, remodel an old home by the Capitol - an enormous daunting challenge; he laughed during the entire tour as if it was easy! He seemed to have fun doing everything! Mike and I send our love to Marty and all of Bob's family. Peace to Bob, peace to all of you. You were privileged to have him in your lives - and he touched all of us.
Hey Bob, Thanks for teaching me how to act on the golf Course.
"Uncle Bobber" made Barrow Lane a better place to live in the Napa Valley...he will be missed......Steve and Lee Stefanki
I haven't seen or talked to Bob in several years but back in day, when we were in our fifties, we played on the Snowbird "old man" tennis team. We even went to the national tournament twice as team members. Although we rarely played together as partners, one year in the Sectional tournament in Boise we did team up. My fond memories of Bob were generated just as this story goes; I started serving the match. My first serve was in and the opponent blasted a backhand winner past me. The next first serve went in as well and after a vigorous exchange we lost the point. I again made a first serve and once again a backhand winner went screaming past me. Down 40 love I again nailed a first serve but we still lost the point. Four first serves (an unusual occurrence for me) and we still lost the game at love. We rallied over the next few games and as the fifth game approached we were tied at 2 games a piece. I decided to again serve to the backhand in the deuce court. Once again the ball was hit for a clean winner past me. Bob, always the gentleman and mentor, sauntered back to the baseline and discretely said, "Hey Morris it might be best to serve to his forehand!" Always trainable, I complied and we went on to win that game. He was always great fun, kind and gentle, and a hell of a tennis player. It was an honor to be his friend. I'm positive he's working the crowd as he stands in line before St. Peter.
I am so sorry for your loss. We was a great guy that made you feel welcomed. Will miss his smile..Godspeed Bob.....
The world will miss that cheerful smile that shed sunshine in any company. It wasn't in him to turn his back on life. He was a sister's inspiration. What a guy!
Bob was a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.
I feel so lucky to have known and worked with Bob Evans. He truly was a community builder and it was in that capacity I have known him. He truly was a piece of the Sugar House heart and we will miss his presence, his energy, his ideas and his giving spirit. Most of all we will miss seeing him. Every time you ran into Bob it brought a smile to your face.
My sincerest condolences to his family. My thoughts are with you.
Happy Fathers Day!!! I love and miss you!
I knew Bob through an endless number of lively conversations we had at Sugar House Coffee over the last decade and more, most in the company of my friend Matthew Airmet. His breadth of interests and his ever planning creativity was amazing! Through it all, he, without being assuming, revealed a deep kindness, empathy and love for people and excitement in life experience. He was a wonderful person, a sentiment not lightly chosen. I have missed not seeing him for the better part of a year, and now it must be for the duration. Love to Bob's loved ones, and to Bob--Godspeed.
Bob is one of the finest people I know. Even while moving a heavy washing machine down a too narrow hall and punching holes in the wall of his new house, he was merry and made every minute with him delightful. Bob is one of the good guys who cares deeply about people and their lives.
Our deepest sympathies to Rachael and family. Your dedication to family during Bob's illness is an inspiration to us all. May God be with you in this time of great sorrow.
I met Bob shortly after moving to SLC from the Bay Area 12 years ago. Since then we have had countless conversations - every one of those talks have been about specific ways to make our community, our city, our world into a better place. Bob loved Life! He brought a vibrant fascination and supportive love to each day's discoveries. His love for Martha came up in every discussion, as it did for his children, his employees, his friends, our city and the world at large. He will be constantly missed but never forgotten. I love you, brother.