Bud Davis Evans, 78, died Wednesday, July 4, 1990 at his home in Spanish Fork from a heart attack.
He was born on December 28, 1911 in Spanish Fork, the son of Joseph James Merriman Evans and Margaret Davis Evans. He married Virginia Lloyd on August 16, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple of the LDS Church. He was educated in Spanish Fork Schools and graduated from Spanish Fork High School. He graduated from Brigham Young University. He also did post graduated work. He served a mission for the LDS Church in the Southern States Mission. He taught school for 36 years, 33 years in Spanish Fork and one year in the Topaz relocation camp, teaching speech, drama, and english. He directed over 20 major musicals. He took state drama for six years and region for 16 years. He was an officer in the Western Thespian Troupe for many years. He also worked for the Daily Herald as Circulation Manager. He was a writer for the Spanish Fork Press for over 22 years, especially known for the "Around The Town" article. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for many years, served as distinguished Lieutenant Governor for two years, and Past President of the Spanish Fork Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, served in the bishopric two different times for 10 years. He also served as High Priest teacher for 26 years. He has been a life long resident of Spanish Fork.Survivors include his wife of Spanish Fork; two sons and one daughter: Joseh Lloyd Evans, Vernal; Michael Refell Evans, Orem; Mrs. Tracy (Patricia) Frandsen, Spanish Fork; 15 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Daisy McClellan, Payson. He ws preceded in death by a son: David John Evans; also four brothers and six sisters.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Spanish Fork 1st LDS Ward Chapel, 310 East Center. Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. or Saturday at the Ward Relief Society room one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.
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