Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 5, 2014
Keith Hanney Evans

Obit Keith Hanney Evans 1Keith Hanney Evans passed away Aug. 2, 2014, peacefully at his home in Skull Valley. Obit Keith Hanney Evans 2He was born in Randolph, Utah, on Feb. 9, 1931, to Edward Lyman Evans and Thelma Hanney Evans. Keith attended school in Evanston, Wyoming, loved sports of all kinds, had many talents, could fix or repair most anything — his saying was “if someone else can fix it, I can also.” He married Rita Vera Barker on Feb. 19, 1951, marriage later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on February 19, 1969. He started working at 13 years old on his uncle Ralph Hanney’s ranch in Randolph and finally bought his own ranch in Skull Valley. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as a Telegraph Operator and in the following underground mines: Butte, Montana; Randolph, Utah, Aragonite, Utah; and also N.L. Industries. His real love was his wife, his family and the the ranch. He loved his nine grandchildren and was overjoyed with 27 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way. Had a great sense of humor. Was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he held many callings, with his favorite being a primary teacher with mom. He is survived by his wife, Rita of 63 years; three sons Eugene (Diane), Neil (Debbie) and Clarence (Patsy); his brothers and sisters Raymond (Denise), Carol Turner, Marvin (Madelyn) and Colleen Carter. He is proceeded in death by his parents. Viewing on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Didericksen Memorial (87 W. Main, Grantsville) from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at the Grantsville Stake Center (550 E. Durfee, Grantsville) with a viewing at 10 a.m., the funeral starts at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Grantsville Cemetery. Special thanks to Hospice Care, especially Barbara Herrera and Ellen Rojof.


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