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Mary Viola Evans

02/12/1922 - 06/01/2019

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Mary Viola Patterson Evans, 97, passed from this life on Saturday June 1, 2019. The fifth of 11 children­—six girls: Alice Boyer, Roberta Perry, Mable Briggs, Clara Evans, Mary Evans, and Elva Trejo, and five boys: George, Thomas, Milton, David, and Alvin. Mary was born February 12, 1922 in Hunter, Utah to Charles Elmer and Leoni Leoti Wilding Patterson. She married Russell David Evans on December 5, 1945 and was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple on June 6, 1957. Mary and Russ shared 44 years of cherished memories until his death in 1989. Mary’s joy came from her family. She had two daughters, Mary Faye Evans Murray (Dennis, deceased) and Linda Evans Green (Delwin). Five grandchildren: Chad Murray (deceased), Richard Green (Jill), Corinne Murray (James), Dustin Murray, and Becca Rodgers (John). And seven great grandchildren.

Her many talents included sewing, ceramics, counted cross stitch, genealogy, knitting, gardening, and poetry. She loved spending time with family and friends and playing games, especially Skip-bo.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Larkin Sunset Gardens Chapel, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. A viewing will be held from 12:30–1:30 p.m. prior to the service. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery. Please visit to share a memory or leave a condolence.

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  • We are so sorry for your loss. You are an amazing person. Our thoughts are with you and yours. Sending hugs from across the Pond.

    — Karen and Rupert Thorne
  • Corinne,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Grandmother. You were such a great granddaughter to her, I know she loved and appreciated you so much. Prayers going up to for you and your family.

    Love, Christie

    — Christie Ward

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