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.