LeeAnn Hess Evans, 85, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, of Highland, Utah, long-time resident of Farmington, Utah, passed away on January 5, 2024.
She was born to LeGrande Sanders and Lela Layton Hess on October 17, 1938 in Salt Lake City, Utah. On August 22, 1961, she was married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple to her sweetheart, Lyndon Ray Evans. They were married for 52 beautiful years. She graduated from Davis High School (’56) and then the University of Utah (’61) with a degree in Secondary Education. She also attended Brigham Young University where she was a Cougarette.
LeeAnn fondly remembered her days living in Farmington as a young girl, wishing she had siblings. She worked at Lagoon throughout her teen years and then became a teacher, mostly as a substitute teacher where she could embarrass her children. She lived in Utah, Oregon, Colorado, California, Nevada, and Idaho before returning to Utah again after the passing of her husband. She faithfully served in many callings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and fulfilled her callings with pride and always went the extra mile. She knew the lost art of shorthand and wrote many recipes that way, which her kids will now never be able to read. She was a beautiful piano player, loved horses and dogs, quilting, and reading, but mostly her grandchildren. Making time to visit them and being together at family reunions were always special times. LeeAnn will be remembered by her family for her unconditional love, generosity, service and integrity of which she lived her life. She was a good neighbor, loyal friend, and loved by her family whom she supported in all they did.
LeeAnn is survived by her four children: Tamera Barnes; Mark Evans; Lance (Jennifer) Evans; and Kimberly (Huy) Nguyen; 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and one on the way.
She is preceded in death by her parents LeGrande Sanders and Lela Layton, her husband Lyndon Ray Evans, and her son-in-law Douglas Barnes.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 11:00 am in the Farmington Rock Church, Memorial Chapel, at 272 N Main Street in Farmington, with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am, prior to the service. The Interment will be at the Farmington City Cemetery.
For those unable to attend in person, the service will be streamed live on the Russon Brothers Mortuary Facebook page and on this obituary page. The livestream will usually begin 10-15 minutes prior to the service.