ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Brett E. Evans, a longtime resident of both Anchorage and Wasilla, Alaska, passed away Oct. 15, 2012, in the Providence Long Term Care Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
The son of Edward E. Evans and Betty Jean Bolden Evans, he was born Nov. 1, 1950, in Piqua. He attended school in Piqua and graduated from Piqua High School, Class of 1968. He worked as a life guard at the Hollow while attending high school.
After high school, Brett Joined the Air Force in 1968, and served three tours of duty in Vietnam. After he returned to the United States, he worked in Washington, D.C., for various government contractors and received a certificate in gemology. In 1983, he moved from the Washington, D.C., area to Alaska where he worked for the department of defense in a civilian capacity at Ft. Richardson. He served as the chief of maintenance operation for Ft. Richardson and retired with a medical disability.
Brett was preceded in death by his father, Edward E. Evans; his brothers, Gerald Bolden and Shannon Evans.
He is survived by his wife, Kay, and his son Bryan K. Evans, both of Alaska; mother, Betty Jean Bolden Evans of Ohio; sisters, Sherrie Kimbro of Dayton and Gayle Franklin of Troy; and his brother, Gregory Evans of Phoenix, Ariz.
Memorial services will be held at Cyrene AME Church at 227 W. Ash St., Piqua, at 11 a.m. Friday followed by a graveside ceremony at Forest Hills Cemetery at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Brett's name be made to the Cancer Society or Disabled American Veterans.