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Leland "Lee" Evans

Oct 20, 1931 - May 19, 2017
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Leland “Lee” J. Evans passed away May 19, 2017 at the age of 85 surrounded by his loving family. He had been a resident of Yakima since 1973.

Lee was born in Wenatchee, WA to Leland D. and Vada Evans and was raised with a younger sister and brother. Lee served in the Air Force for four years during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Margaret Armstrong, in 1951. They were married 65 years. He worked in the logging business, first in Entiat, then in Yakima. He was also a skilled mechanic. While in Montana he built and raced stock cars. He had many trophies to show for it. 

Lee also enjoyed camping and hiking with all the family, as well as snowmobiling. He was also an avid NASCAR fan. He enjoyed restoring old cars after retiring. Despite the cancer, he kept working on his last project pickup. Last summer he also was able to drive his motorhome to the Oregon Coast one last time with all the family, and celebrate his 65th anniversary. 
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leland D. and Vada, and his sister, Carolyn Huttenstein. He is survived by his wife Margaret, his brother Ronald Evans, children: Shelley (Ken) Sainsbury, Kathy Gallagher, Pam (Gary) Moon, Brian (Lori) Evans, David (Heidi) Evans; grandchildren: Loren, Adam, Travis, Aaron, Shannon, Timmy, Kevin, Jason, Jessica, Heather, and Haley; 21 great grandkids, and 1 great-great granddaughter. 
 
The family wants to thank all the Memorial Hospice staff that came to the house and the staff at the Cottage in the Meadow. 
 
Viewing will be held on Thursday at 12:00 PM at Brookside Funeral Home (500 W Prospect Pl., Moxee, WA 98936). A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Brookside Funeral Home at 1:00 PM. Graveside Services will follow at West Hills Memorial Park.
 
 

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Funeral service

May 25, 2017:1:00 p.m.

Brookside Funeral Home

500 W Prospect, Moxee

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Graveside

West Hills Memorial Park

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