Larry Allen Funk Evans, 74, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Houston, Texas after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
He was born August 12, 1944, in Bozeman, Montana to Mary Ryan and Alfred Funk. He was later adopted by his stepfather Ben Evans. Growing up in Helena, Montana, he graduated from Helena High in 1962 and earned his accounting degree from Brigham Young University where his name is enshrined on a plaque for outstanding accounting students. He worked as a CPA for KPMG (formerly Peat Marwick & Mitchell Co.) in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Madrid, Spain; and Houston, Texas. As a respected partner in the firm, he was known as a mentor, positive example, and “good and true friend”. His success enabled him to retire at the age of 55 and pursue his passions of golf and travel.
Larry married Betty Walker, and they had one daughter, Michelle. After their divorce, he married Terri Milsom, and they spent many happy years traveling, visiting friends and family, golfing, and appreciating the beauties of nature. His meticulous travel plans included annual month-long trips to Montana, Paris, and South Padre Island, Texas.
Although Larry suffered from rheumatoid arthritis from the age of twelve, he was always positive and determined in his approach to life. He worked hard to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Larry enjoyed the wonderful world around him and is remembered with a smile on his face.
Survivors include his wife, Terri Milsom Evans; daughter, Michelle Evans; brother, Steve Evans (JoMarie); sisters, Debbie Dahl (Brett) and Susan Davis (Dave) and stepsister, Benda Neuenswander (Val) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many close friends and his golfing buddies.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Funk; mother, Mary Ryan Funk Evans; stepfather, Ben Evans; stepsister, Joan Evans Butt, and wife, Betty Evans.
Funeral services will be held in “his Montana” at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1610 E 6th Ave., Helena MT, 59601 with interment at Forest Vale Cemetery. A celebration of life will take place in Houston, Texas at a later date.