Evett, Colby West
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March 9, 1920 - February 16, 2013
Colby West Evett, a long time Santa Monica resident and owner of Evett's Model Shop on Ocean Park Blvd. passed away Feb. 16, 2013 at the age of 92 surrounded by loved ones. He was born on March 9, 1920 in Easley, South Carolina to Dora May Leopard and Samuel Edward Evett. He married Mary Gwinn in 1938. He worked for McDonnell-Douglas aircraft prior to his service in the US Navy from 1944-46. Colby and his first wife Mary, opened Evett's Model Shop in Jan 1948. With his knowledge of aviation he became a pioneer of radio controlled airplanes. Colby often commented that he was fortunate enough to have a hobby that also provided a good living. Colby continued to work at the model shop seven days a week until shortly before his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Woodrow Wilson Evett; two sisters Lillian Evett Bryant and Lila Evett Bryant; and his first wife Mary Evett. Surviving are wife Yvonne, son Robert Alan Evett, daughter Cathy Jean Evett, grandchildren Cheryl Palacio, Timothy Gomez, Matthew Riley, Trevor Riley, Jeremy Riley, & 7 great-grandchildren.
Visitation on Friday, 6PM-8PM and Funeral Services on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 12 noon in The Little Chapel of the Dawn. Interment to follow at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall, Calif. Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors-Santa Monica (310) 395-9988.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 24, 2013