Jaye H. Evans
Jan. 16, 1935 - Feb. 12, 2011
Jaye H. Evans, age 76, passed away on Saturday, February 12th. Jaye was born on January 16, 1935, in Pullman Washington.
Following graduation from Touchet High School he attended college at Eastern Washington University. He served as a Major in the United States Army and was a Green Beret in the Special Forces. He served in Vietnam as a military advisor and was a member of a select group of officers assigned to work with the Italian army in Verona, Italy. He was also a member of the Screaming Eagle 101 Airborne Div. He received several medals of honor including the Bronze Star. After serving overseas in the military he lived in Tennessee, Florida, and Nevada before moving back to what he described as "God's Country", the Pacific Northwest. He loved the Touchet/Gardena area and looking out over the Oregon Hills.
Jaye loved nothing more than good times and a good laugh among family and friends. His hobbies included reading and fishing, and in his earlier years he enjoyed piloting small planes, boating, golf, tennis, playing bridge and cribbage and scuba diving.
Jaye is survived by his daughter, Kerry (Evans) Marsh her husband Mike Marsh of Traverse City, MI and their two children, Michael Sean and Jennifer Ann Marsh; his son, William Shawn Evans and wife Dawn of Daytona Beach, Florida; his sister and brother in-law Pat and Rod Ingham; nephews, Mike Ingham, Mitch Ingham and niece Rhonda Strothers.
In lieu of a formal memorial service Jaye has requested that his family and friends celebrate his life at the Seed House Saloon form 3:30 p.m. Until 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, February 19th.
Longing For One More Day When we lose someone we love it seems that time stands still. What moves through us is a silence... a quiet sadness... A longing for one more day... one more word... one more touch... We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. We will see you again some day, in a heavenly place where there is no parting. A place where there are no words that mean good-bye.
"Irish funeral prayer"