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Roylynn Evans – October 12, 2016

evans-roylynn-obit-picRoylynn Evans, 66, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Reverend Joan Gaines, chaplain at BSA Healthcare Systems officiating.  Private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

He was born May 2, 1950 to Henry and Viola Evans.  Henry “Roylynn” Evans grew up on the Waggoner Ranch and later moved to Vernon.  He attended Locket Elementary before moving to Vernon.  In 1968, he attended W.T. in Canyon where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration.  He later returned to W.T. to pursue his true passion, art.  He painted for more than 40 years, attending art shows throughout the United States with his wife and daughters.  He began working at the Colony Frame & Gallery in 1976 and has owned it for the last 24 years.  He has also been active in the arts community throughout the Panhandle.

Roylynn met Janet Lee McMinn in 1975 and they married in 1976.  They had two daughters, Abby and Anne.

He was an amazing husband, father, papa, father-in-law, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle and boss.  The most important thing to him was his faith in God, followed closely by his family, gardening, art, and his interest in politics.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Viola Evans.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Evans, of Amarillo; two daughters, Abby Black and husband Jeff, of Amarillo and Anne Evans of Dallas; two grandchildren, Parker and Cecily Black of Amarillo; his mother-in-law, Edna Crawford; a sister-in-law, Laurie and husband John Belcher; a sister-in-law, Dianne Wall; and nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be made to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611-3201.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the funeral home.


  • Cindy Smith Posted October 13, 2016 3:58 pm

    I’m not sure if you remember me and wish I had kept in touch over the years, but I was so saddened to read about Roylynn’s passing. Please accept my condolences. You and your family are in my prayers.
    Cindy Kinkade Smith

  • K Posted October 14, 2016 8:36 pm

    Janet and family,
    My heart is very saddened to hear of your loss. Roylynn was a tremendous person.My prayers are with you.
    With my deepest condolences God bless.
    Love you
    Linda Sells

  • Teresa Posted October 16, 2016 6:35 pm

    Roylynn was truly a wonderful man, and I know he will be missed. My love and prayers are surrounding your family during this time.

  • Susan Tuley Posted October 16, 2016 8:48 pm

    Janet – I do not have the words that will comfort you. Just know how much I love you. You and the girls will be in my prayers constantly. RoyLynn was the best, and he will be missed by the world. Love you Susan

  • Amy Kellison Posted October 16, 2016 10:05 pm

    Janet, Abby and my dear friend Anne:
    I am so sorry for the pain you must be suffering in this great loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May our Heavenly Father wrap His loving arms around you in the days, weeks and months to come.
    Love you always,
    Amy (Wade) Kellison

  • Judy Evans Crumpton Posted October 17, 2016 10:43 am

    I’m so sorry I cannot attend Roylynn’s service. We were the youngest cousins with him being just younger than me. He was such a sweet man which is understandable because he was raised by very sweet parents. I’m so sorry for your loss but please know he is in the BEST place now with no more suffering.

  • Linda Brite Lovett Posted October 17, 2016 1:51 pm

    I have so enjoyed renewing my friendship via Facebook with Roylynn these past few years. My deepest condolences to his family. Vernon High School has lost a dear classmate.

  • Kay Paine Posted October 19, 2016 3:49 pm

    Janet, I have been out of town and just learned of Roylynn’s death. I am so sorry. I enjoyed knowing him very much and treasure his two works of art that I have.

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