Rick EvansSeptember 5, 1941 – June 18, 2004 | PostIndependent.com

Rick EvansSeptember 5, 1941 – June 18, 2004

Cedaredge resident Rick Evans died at his residence on Friday, June 18, 2004. He was 62.A celebration of Rick’s life will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Cedaredge. Hospice Chaplain Tom Leach will officiate. Services will conclude at the chapel.Rick Evans was born on Sept. 5, 1941, to Lloyd and Olive (Rutledge) Lucas in South Bend, Ind. He spent his early childhood in Calumet City, Ill. His teenage years were spent in Tonganoxie and Lawrence, Kan. He attended schools there and was raised by Duke and Elouise Evans.On Feb. 18, 1961, Rick married Mary Ann Daugherty in Colorado Springs. They made Colorado Springs their home until 1972, when they moved to Brighton, where they remained until 1989, moving to Northglenn. In 2002, Cedaredge became their home.Rick was a professional truck driver. Upon moving to Cedaredge, he worked at the bus barn. He enjoyed many outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, camping, riding dirt bikes and four-wheeling. Rick also liked to spend time playing golf and water skiing.Survivors include his wife Mary Ann of Cedaredge; daughter Kim and her husband Dewey Smeins of Carbondale; sisters Beverleigh and her husband Bob Hurley of Oklahoma and Tracy and her husband Darryl Waggoner of Missouri; sister-in-law Elaine and her husband Bill Tangeman of Northglenn; and three granddaughters, Megan Cruz of Colorado Springs and Jessica and Nicole Smeins of Carbondale.He was preceded in death by his parents; and by a daughter, Kelly Janine Cruz, in 1999.Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416; American Diabetes Association, 2480 W. 26th Ave., Suite 1220B, Denver, CO 80211; or American Cancer Society, c/o Frederica Morris, 14545 Highway 65, Eckert, CO 81418.

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