Brian Kurt Evans, born September 14, 1966, completed his mortal journey in the early morning hours of August 13, 2022. He was the third son of Richard Oakey Evans and Beverly Fern Middlemas Evans, born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
From the very beginning, it was evident that he would contribute his unique talents to a world that would need his influence for good. He was a developed pianist and would sing whole heartedly in solo or in a chorus. In 1976 at the Disney Bi-Centennial celebration he sat happily on his dad’s shoulders, waved his arms conducting the music and encouraged the crowd to sing along in the patriotic program. If there was an award for most diligent patron to Disneyland, Brian (and his mom and dad) would be in the running every year.
He was a talented artist and loved to latch hook, ultra-punch, read and write and considered himself the family videographer. In addition, he very much enjoyed stage performance, both acting and watching. He enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics (bowling, softball throw).
A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he fulfilled with honor every priesthood assignment he was given. Finally, as a Melchizedek Priesthood holder, his statement upon ordination was “I will serve…I promise I will serve.” At Hartvigsen Seminary he learned many principles of the gospel. Upon graduation from Hartvigsen High School he volunteered as an assistant in the Seminary program. He was a smiling greeter at Sacrament meeting and reluctant tenor in the ward choir.
He was a laborer his entire adult life, employed at Hardees, Red Lobster, Olive Garden (folding silverware) and Columbus Center Shredding station.
Survived by his four older sisters Marian (Craig) Campbell, Elizabeth Ann Evans, Jonalee (Rod) Kump, Diane (Mark) Farnsworth and a brother D. Todd (Maren) Evans, 27 nieces, nephews and greats. Predeceased by parents, grandparents and one brother, Douglas Richard and a niece, Leah.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 19, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 87 East 7100 South, Midvale. Funeral will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at the same location with a visitation from 9:00 to 9:45 am, prior to the services. (For those unable to attend, services will be streamed; please click on the "Watch Services" button) There will be a private family graveside service on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
Special and forever thanks to the Moran Eye Institute, Dr Mifflin and Dr Zabriskie and their caring and concerned staff and to IHC Hospice.
For those who wish to view the recording of the services may do so here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/o0DmcAipSnCXKYzQIu-3d8s9fmExGHnQrv0sh0Fw39zFdX9YYwr18Pe7iIyrO0_Q.vi4qJMgLvtjKOseC?startTime=1661009918000
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Dear Evans family,
You are such a wonderful example of love and service. My prayer of support goes out to each of you, that you will feel the strength of the Lord and our Savior as the need arises.
Brian is a blessed person to have had your help, and I know that you feel blessed to have had him as yours.