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Information for Gerald Dean Evans
10 June, 1922
16 May, 1987
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
19 May, 1987
Contributed by Helen Strine

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Gerald Evans

     Services for Gerald Dean Evans, 64, of Nampa and formerly of Homedale, who died May 16 in a Nampa shelter home of natural causes will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale.
     The Rev. Tex Poppino will officiate. Burial will follow in the Wilder
     Mr. Evans was born June 10, 1922 at Beaver County, Okla. to Glen and Viola Burkhalter Evans. He was reared and educated in Oklahoma and married Bucilla Morris July 4, 1942 at Abilene
, Texas.
     He served with the U.S. Army during WWII in the 7th Calvary and was a graduate of that division’s horse shoeing school at Ft. Bliss, Texas. He participated in invasion landings with the 90th division of the 358th infantry.
     Following the war he worked for several years for the Union Pacific Railroad in the Homedale area. He later operated a horse shoeing business in
Chino, Calif. where he specialized in corrective shoeing. He became one of the top-rated horse shoers in California. He worked extensively with standard breeds and quarter horses, retiring in 1979 due to poor health.
     He loved the outdoors, camping and fishing.
     He is survived by a son, Gary Dean Evans of Homedale; a daughter, Karon Brady of Upland, Calif.’ a brother. Glen W. Evans II of Portland, Ore.; three sisters, Marjorie Hays and Eloise Dexter, both of Homedale and Delila Tuning of Fruitland; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by an infant sister and a grandson.
     Memorials may be made to the Roosevelt Shelter Home, 1107 15th Ave., Nampa or to the Homedale Senior Citizens.


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