On November 5, 2023, Christopher Ferrel Evans (lovingly known as Keifer or Chris) passed away from causes that are not known at this time. A funeral service is being held on Saturday November 18th @ 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 47 E. Ashland Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004. A viewing for close friends and family is being held at 10 a.m. at the address listed above. Interment services are being held at Provo City Cemetery, Utah Wednesday, November 22, 2023. A virtual link is available to view the funeral service here – https://zoom.us/j/92048168969 -.
Chris was born May 31, 1985 in Mesa, Arizona, welcomed into this life by Bob & Gwen Evans and his year and a half old sister Lauren. Right away, Chris began to shake things up with his deep chocolate eyes, love and intense emotion. Baby Chris did not want to be away from his parents for any extended period of time, head-butting his then babysitter grandparents to show his displeasure. Chris would continue an ability to express himself clearly throughout his days.
As he grew, he loved being outside playing and getting into any mischief he and his sister could dream up. He excitedly became an older brother to Justin, who would become his lifelong and loyal companion. From an early age, Chris was great on his feet which naturally lended to a knack for rollerblading, skateboarding, skiing, and snowboarding. Chris especially loved his time at Brighton Ski Resort in Utah. He fostered a knowhow for all things automotive that seemed practically second nature to him. Subsequently, another favorite pass-time was riding off-road at Glamis, where he would fly through the outdoors on his favorite 3 wheeler, dirt bikes, or vehicles of his creation. He also had a lifelong affinity for watching comedy movies and became adept at transversing the green, sending many a golf ball sailing in his later years.
Chris attended elementary school at Alhambra Traditional School where he learned his coursework quickly and there are many in his classes that he befriended. His active and intelligent mind couldn’t help but notice many extracurricular activities, continuing the mischief from his PreK days. He continued his education at Central High School in Phoenix and Mountain View High School in Mesa. Chris used his substantial physique to follow in the footsteps of those he admired, such as his great grandfather, grandfather and older friends, to play football for both the Bobcats and the Toros.
Chris was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Chris participated in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
Chris was a skilled licensed contractor and a welder by trade, with his passion being toward design and fabrication of entry steel work. He created beautiful, massive doors and crowing pieces of metal work that adorned structures scattered around the valley. Chris owned and operated All American Fabrication in Mesa, AZ until his death. Chris is survived by both his parents Robert Charles Evans and Gwen O’Lynn Dana Evans, as well his sister Lauren Nathel Evans Bullock (Trevor) and brother Robert Justin Evans (Suzanne), 3 nieces, and 1 nephew. The family would like to thank all of those who have shared their love and support at this time.