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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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
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,
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
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
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
Memorials may be made to the Roosevelt Shelter Home, 1107
15th Ave., Nampa or to the Homedale Senior
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