Rita Vera Evans passed away Sept. 13, 2019, at her home in Skull Valley. She was born in Hilliard, Wyoming, on Aug. 15, 1932 to Earnest Thomas and Mary Ann (Lym) Barker. She attended school in Evanston, Wyoming. She married Keith Hanney Evans on Feb. 19, 1951, marriage later solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple on Feb. 19, 1969. She loved her nine grandchildren and was overjoyed with 32 great-grandchildren. She loved to serve and work in her yard and flowers, and also had a great love for her dog. Rita was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many callings.
She is survived by her three sons, Eugene (Diane), Neil (Debbie) and Clarence (Patsy); sister-in laws, Linda Barker (Neldon), Nelda Barker (Delbert), Colleen Cater; and brother-in law, Marvin (Madelyn) Evans. She is preceded in death by her husband, Keith; her parents, Earnest Thomas and Mary Ann Barker; her brothers, Delbert, Neldon; and her sisters, Naomi, Margret, and Mildred.
A viewing will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at Didericksen Memorial, 87 W. Main St., Grantsville, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Sept. 19, 2019, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 415 W. Apple St., Grantsville, with a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m., with the funeral starting at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Grantsville City Cemetery. Special thanks to Joe and Mindee Thacheray, Jon and Karen Palmer, and Doctor Debra Shinkle, the Dugway Ward, her many friends in Skull Valley and Tera.