Evan Frederick Gardner
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January 12, 1923 - November 1, 2013
Evan Frederick Gardner, 90, died November 1, 2013 from natural causes. Graveside services will be held Friday, November 8, 2013, 10:30am, at the Marsing-Homedale Cemetery, Marsing. Evan was born January 12, 1923, in Teton City, Idaho, the son of Vernon and Kathryn Morris Gardner. He joined a family that would eventually have seven children.
Evan lived in the Teton/Moody area. Evan was a WW II Veteran. In 1943, he joined the US Army. Evan served in the US Army from 1943-1945, in the European Conflict.
Evan married Lucille Ames, Dec. 4, 1943. They lived in St. Anthony for a time after he returned from the war. This is where their daughter Carol was born. They moved to the Lizard Butte area around 1948, where they had a dairy and farm. While living there, Ron Hancock joined the family as an honorary son.
Evan and Lucille were active members of the Marsing Lions Club for many years. He was also a long time member of the American Legion.
Evan farmed and ran a dairy for many years at the Chicken Dinner Road location. He did change from Dairy to Beef cattle along the way. He loved all of his animals from his dogs to his horses. In the last year he has enjoyed the companionship of a little dog named "Wally".
He enjoyed the outdoors with hunting, fishing and camping. Evan loved the Teton area and talked of the Grand Tetons with much affection.
Evan is survived by his daughter Carol (Ron) Kiester of Marsing; grandchildren, Michael (Erin) Kiester, Kevan (Mundy) Kiester, and Tonia (Scott) White, 5 great-grandchildren; Ron (Lucille) Hancock, Don (Angie) Hancock and Amy (Brad) Standley; his sister Nita (Doug) Wyatt of Boise; in-laws Janet Ames of Idaho Falls and Darrel (Nola) Ames of Layton, UT.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lucille, his brothers Vernal (LaNova) Gardner, Morris Gardner, Keith Gardner, his sisters Ora (Bill) Henderson, and Marie (Larry) Prickett and three infant children.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marsing Senior Center. Following the graveside services friends and family are welcome to gather at the Marsing American Legion Hall to enjoy a potluck dinner, memories of Evan and to celebrate his life. Services are under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel Caldwell. Condolences can be given at www.flahifffuneralchapel.com
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Nov. 6, 2013