It is with deep sadness that family and friends announce the passing of Andrew Charles Evans.
Andrew was born in Omak on March 7, 1979, to Ronald Evans and Abbie Miller. He joined generations of family members in calling the Methow Valley his home. Andrew grew up in Carlton surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. There wasn’t a creek, field or hilltop he left unexplored.
From early childhood, Andrew loved making music. He was deeply moved by poetry and song. Andrew’s passion for music led him to playing bass guitar in a band of friends. He not only loved making music, he loved listening to it. When hearing Andrew talk about music, you could see in his eyes that it touched his soul. It calmed him and made him understand life in a way that most couldn’t.
Andrew was one of the hardest working men you could ever know. At a young age, he started work in construction; designing and building came naturally to him. He worked for numerous construction companies from Twisp to Wenatchee to Seattle. Eventually, he joined Redside Construction as the superintendent of mechanical piping and excavation. He was named “the man of many hats,” and was well known in the industrial civil construction business.
Andrew had so many special qualities: a beautiful smile, a contagious laugh, and a generous nature. He was a great man, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be remembered as a bass player, concert enthusiast, and lover of shower singing. Friends will remember the times borrowing his mom’s Stanza, without her knowledge, and taking it on many a joy ride.
Andrew was especially easy to talk to, and he always made time for those who needed him. He was inclusive and quick to have compassion for others, opening his big heart up for the world. He demonstrated commitment to his work and to his family, and his efforts will remain respected.
Andrew was woven tightly into the tapestry of his family, friends, and community. He meant many things to many people and was deeply loved by those who knew him. His passing is an immeasurable loss, as he touched so many lives. His kind soul and gentle ways will continue to live on in all of us.
He is proceeded in death by his father Ronald Evans, his grandparents Mikell Nelson, Swede Miller, and Fred Evans.
He is survived by his wife, Naomi; children Ryah, Augustus and Mercedes Evans; grandmother Dorothy Evans; mother Abbie Lints (Craig Lints); stepmother Sharon Evans; brothers Benjamin Evans (Sarah Gorski) and Jacob Tucker; sisters Chelsea Evans and Stephanie Skornicka; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He especially loved his nephews and nieces: Dalton, Porter, and Bentley Evans.
A celebration of Andrew’s life will be held in the Methow and announced at a later date.