Elvira Evans

Obituary of Elvira Sophronia Evans

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ELVIRA SOPHRONIA BOYD EVANS, age 88, died on November 20, 2023, at Hermann Memorial City Medical Center in Houston, Texas. She was a resident of Brookdale Memorial Oaks Assisted Living, in Houston Texas.

Elvira was born to James Ellis Boyd and Grace Sophie Beckman on October 9,1935, in Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas. The family lived outside of Hereford and then near Umbarger, a German community, thirty miles outside of Canyon. The family later moved to Canyon and Elvira graduated from Canyon High School in 1953. She married Air Force Mechanic, William Thomas Evans, on July 20, 1953.

Elvira was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, William T Evans; her parents; her older sister, Grace Justin; her grandson, Kevin Brashears; her granddaughter, Valerie Latimer; and a great granddaughter.

Surviving are Elvira’s and Bill’s eight children: Sharon Horrell (Cypress, TX); Vivian Latimer (Hilltop Lakes, TX); Angela Green (Lubbock, TX); Shirley Brashears (Cypress, TX); Esther Brown (Amarillo, TX); William T. Evans II (Pearland, TX); Margaret Buchanan (Denton, TX); Douglas Evans (Amarillo, TX); and 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Also surviving are Elvira’s siblings: Frances Yows, Jimmie Funk, and James Boyd, Jr.

Elvira lived in many places with Bill including Canyon, Austin, Irving, Amarillo, Conway, Houston, Floydada, Katy, Chappell Hill, Pampa, and Pearland, all in Texas, as well as Ridgecrest, California and Delta, Ohio. She enjoyed gardening, playing golf, reading, and supporting Bill in his endeavors as engineer, pilot, mechanic, and repairman.

Cremation services were provided by Clayton Funeral Home, Pearland, Texas. Pastor James A Griepp will recite scripture at a service to be held on Thursday, January 4th, 2024, at 1:15 pm at the Houston National Cemetery. Interment will be at the Houston National Cemetery next to her husband following the ceremony.

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