In memory of

Larry Evans, age 74, of Houston, TX, formerly of Helena

August 12, 1944 – July 16, 2019

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.

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  1. John & Cherie Dahl says

    Larry and I grew up a block away from each other and had many childhood memories especially playing baseball, marbles and exploring all over Helena. We both graduated from HHS in 1962.
    Rest In Peace my friend until we meet again. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family 🙏

  2. Ardith and Scot says

    We will miss Larry very much! We loved to get together with Larry and Terri and enjoy great meals with lots of interesting conversations!

  3. Patti Conway says

    I will miss Larry. He was a great intellect and we had many thoughtful conversations over lunch or dinner. My thoughts and prayers are with Terri and the rest of his family.

  4. Barbara Riley says

    There are so many good things to say about Larry and that is why he will truly be missed. Larry introduced us to glacier national park and so many other great places in Montana, New Years in south padre and other wonderful excursions beyond the USA. One thing for sure it did not matter where we were you could count on sharing a bottle of red and great travel and food adventures. Thanks Larry for opening up our horizons.

  5. I first met Larry professionally but soon become mucho more than a collegue, He was my master as no one taught me so much as he did and then become my friend. He was, in the best sense of the word, a good person. In fact one one the best persons I’ve ever met. And he was even a best friend. We met in many places, in Paris, New York, Houston, Madrid and each time was an opportunity to enjoy the privilege of being Larry`s friend.
    But there was many more. when we were having dinner or having a drink, quietly, sometimes I looked at Larry and Terri and the world seemed a better place to live.
    He will always be with me

  6. Brenda Williams & Bill Walvoord says

    We were neighbors for a number of years and we so enjoyed our many dinner parties with Larry & Terri. We could spend hours in political discussions and opine on all the great problems of the world while enjoying a fine meal and a bottle or two of wine. One of our favorite memories of Larry is seeing him pull out of his driveway almost every nice morning in his little green Porsche sports car with the top down heading off to go play golf with a big smile on his face as we were heading out to walk dogs. He had a good heart, a kind soul and he will be greatly missed! Our thoughts are with Terri, Michelle and the rest of his family.

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