Obituary: EVANS, RALPH

Published: Thursday, July 24 2014 5:49 p.m. MDT

Ralph Folland Evans1937 ~ 2012Ralph Folland Evans, 75, passed away April 2nd, 2012 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah after surviving years with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was born February 17th, 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Curtis David Evans and Dorothy Folland Evans. He married Mildred Edwards on June 9th 1960, in the Salt Lake Temple. He attended West High School, the University of Utah and graduated with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts and Architecture. After graduation in 1960, he and Mildred married and then spent two years on the island of Guam, where Ralph served with the United States Naval Civil Engineering Corp. Ralph established several Architectural Firms and was dedicated to providing the very best in design and architecture for his clients. He loved the practice of fine architecture and was one of the best free-hand sketchers in the profession. At the time of his retirement, he was a Vice President of HKS Inc. and enjoyed traveling to various offices in the U.S. doing consulting and design work. Ralph received numerous awards for his achievements and was a member of the American Institute of Architects, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a member of the Regional Urban Design Assistance Team, AIA. Ralph was a member, honored alum and consul of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was instrumental in designing and remodeling the current chapter house and took great interest in and enjoyed working with all the brothers of Sigma Chi.Ralph was an exceptional watercolor artist and shared this talent with many of his family and friends. He loved spending time at the cabin he built in Big Cottonwood Canyon and at the condominium in Sun Valley, Idaho, especially when accompanied by his children and grandchildren. He taught them to work, ski and play tennis. "Pa" spent hours supporting his grandchildren in all their varied activities. He loved playing tennis, golf, basketball, baseball and going sailing. We will miss how he lovingly organized us in all of our family activities down to the last detail and always enjoyed getting together with friends and family at any time.He is survived by his wife, Mildred, daughter Carrie Evans Farr (Stephen), son Ralph Folland Evans II (Angela), grandchildren Ashley Farr Walker (Aaron), Spencer Farr (Natalie Minniss), Nathan Farr (Kassie), Amanda Farr, Chase Evans, Brittney Evans, Hunter Evans, Quincy Evans; great-grandchildren Dallin Walker, Brooklyn Walker and Aiden Walker. He is also survived by his mother; brothers Frank Evans, Raymond Evans, Kent (Lucille) Evans and sister Elizabeth Evans Moon. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and many treasured friends. Proceded in death by his father and his son, Andrew David Evans.Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at the Federal Heights Ward, 1300 East Fairfax Road (5th Avenue and Virginia Street) Salt Lake City. Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. preceding the service or Friday, April 6th, 2012 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Federal Heights Ward. Interment in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.