In Memory


Rick Evans

We are sorry to report that Rick Evans passed away on Sunday, August 18th. His obituary is below.

Rick Ruel Evans, 58, of Provo, was born December 7, 1960 and passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 suddenly at his home. 

A lifelong resident of Provo, Rick was an adventurous and avid outdoorsman who loved skiing, hiking, attending concerts, and listening to KRCL Radio. He was extremely generous and always willing to give freely of his time for conversation, projects or a listening ear to family and friends alike. He loved his family dearly and especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Marilynn Evans and his brother, Dan Vance. He is survived by his sister and best friend, Terry Evans-Gibson (Randy); his children: Tyler, Lindsay Garrett (Noah), Laura Dessens (Renzo), Kenny and their mother, Lela Faux; his beloved grandchildren: Wyatt, Riley, Bear and Scout Garrett, Treven Evans, Emilia and Sophie Dessens; nieces, Wendy Jordan (Randall and Luka) and Aurora Gibson, along with many other family, friends and loved ones.

A friend and supporter to all, Rick was a special person who was dearly loved. All those who knew and loved him will miss his smile, humor, and endless conversations. He will be forever in our hearts.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Lehi City Cemetery, 1525 North 600 East, Lehi, Utah. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, August 23 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street. Condolences may be expressed at!/Obituary

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08/23/19 07:50 AM #1    

Steven Bullock

I'm really sorry to hear about Rick's passing.  It was so good to see him at the reunion and spend some time with him (especially at the breakfast) reminiscing on our time together in schools before PHS and our Bulldog era as well as catching up on life since then.  I didn't remember until seeing his birthday in the obituary that our special day is only one day apart, now I recall having some parties together as kids.  Rickie (as I always knew him) was a good kid/man.  So fortunate our reunion provided a opportunity to reconnect.

08/23/19 10:47 PM #2    

Kip Clark

I went to a brief memorial for Rick tonight at Berg Mortuary. One of his daughters mentioned playing bocce with her dad on many occasions, and it made me think of the joint PHS/THS picnic at Rock Canyon Park ten years ago. I played bocce with Rick then and had a great time relaxing and talking with him. Like Steve, I’ve known Rick since elementary school, but it was nice to get reacquainted with him as an adult. He will be missed.

08/26/19 02:56 PM #3    

Krista Clark

Rick and I ran into each other at the Park City Arts Festival around 2002, shortly after I relocated back to Utah. As he and my sister were chatting, we realized we had both graduated from PHS, class of ’79. When we said our names, the connection went all the way back to elementary school. Since then, a circle of friends has enjoyed concerts and skiing together. Rick had beautiful ski form especially in the bumps. He talked often of his children and grandchildren. The memorial service was a nice tribute to him. Our hearts go out to family and friends. We will all miss him. The ski season won’t be the same without him.

09/01/19 06:33 AM #4    

Carolee Wilkinson (Adams)

I got to know Ricky very well in middle school.  I remember we found out we were related when we both showed up to an extended family reunion gathering.  He was just as surprised as I was to attend the same family line.  Every time we saw each other we would say, “hey cousin”.  Ironically at the 40th reunion he greeted me in the same way!  It took me back to that moment in our middle school years!  Rick has a great heart and was so kind and very funny.  Seeing him again brought those same feelings of gratitude for knowing him!  I remember being at our 40th reunion and thinking there may be some of us that wouldn’t be around for the next reunion.  Little did I know that this brief conversation with Rick would be our last.  I wish I could have spent more time really getting to know all about his life. It is so hard to say farewell  to another great influence.  We miss you cousin, friend and classmate!  We truly have lost a great friend.  May we all recognize the great people we were lucky enough to grow up with.  Life is so short!  Thanks for a 40th reunion that gave us another reason to remember and reflect upon each moment we were fortunate  enough to share together!

09/01/19 06:35 AM #5    

Carolee Wilkinson (Adams)

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