Our cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend; Laird A Evans returned to his heavenly home on January 24, 2023 (11 days prior to his 80th birthday). He was surrounded by his sweetheart wife, and loving family on both sides of the veil. Laird was born on February 5, 1943, alongside his twin brother Baird (deceased) in Roosevelt, Utah to Ardon Baird Evans and Ruth Lusty.
He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he served a mission in the Gulf States Mission. While attending BYU he met and married his sweetheart, Karen Lee Culy. They were married for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. He served in the United States army during the Vietnam War, where he was stationed for a time in South Korea.
Laird enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family camping, hiking, fishing, and gardening. He loved his church and served in many capacities; in Bishoprics, Sunday School presidencies, in the Bountiful Temple, and missions with his wife including a mission in Washington D.C. South Mission and one in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
He is survived by his wife Karen Culy, 8 children, Jeremy of Utah, Bethany (James) of Utah, Rebecca (Allan) of Colorado, Jason (Becky) of Washington, Matthew (Elizabeth) of Oklahoma, Mary (Michael) of Colorado, Adam (Heidi) of Utah, and Benjamin of Utah. Also survived by 22 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; along with 4 brothers Hugh (Joan) of Utah, Wilford (Louise) of Utah, Ronald (Peggy) of Utah and John of Utah, 1 sister; Mary Ellen (David) of Tennessee and 2 Sister in Laws Angeline of Utah and Alyson of Utah. Proceeded in death by his parents, Ardon and Ruth, 3 brothers, Fred, Baird, Edwin and 2 sisters, Clara and Ann.
We are holding a celebration of his life with funeral services which will be held at the Chase Lane Chapel at 1125 N. 400 W. Centerville, Utah on February 4, 2023. There will be a viewing from 9:30 AM-10:30 AM. Funeral services will begin at 11AM, following the services he will be laid to rest at the Centerville City Cemetery.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.
Our family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to the many doctors and nurses who cared for Dad in his final years. We are especially grateful for the care and compassion shown by the employees of Symbii Home Health and Hospice for their amazing end of life care. We also appreciate the love and kindness shared by those in our family ward. We have felt their love in all they have done for us.
Services will be streamed live on Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and this obituary page. There will also be a ZOOM broadcast at https://zoom.us/j/99347161881