Timothy Ray Evers
On June 8, 2021, Timothy Ray Evers left this earthly world and went to meet his maker. He was born October 6, 1950, in Newport, WA, to Glenn and Ramona Evers. Raised in Quincy, WA, he graduated from Quincy High School in 1968. He went on to Green River Community College and studied the arts. He also attended Washington State Chef's de Cuisine Cooking School. He loved sports, especially basketball, which he and his brothers were exceptionally good at. The “Zags” were his favorite. He played football, basketball, and also lettered in track in school. Snow and water skiing were definitely a part of growing up.
Tim had many different occupations in his younger years, from being the newspaper delivery boy to a box boy at Akins, to working for a crop duster, hay bailer, dietician, and eventually, an executive chef at Eddie Mays and Thunderbird Red Lion.
Tim moved to Alaska, in 1983, and met Jodi in 1984. They worked and built a home in Anchorage, AK, until 1992, which afforded them to relocate to the Kenai Peninsula and open a business of their own. Together, they owned and operated The Deep Creek Sport Shop, Big Valley Cabins, and Fishward Bound Adventures in Ninilchik, AK. He spent more than 20 years being a voice for guided sport charter and the recreational fishing industry, in addition to forming the Deep Creek Charterboat Association. Tim spent many years fighting the politics of the fisheries. He worked as a fishing and hunting guide, and in the late fall, he worked as a lodge chef out on the Aleutian Chain on the Sandy River.
After 30 years, they left Alaska to travel. After eight months, they ended up buying a home and staying in Sequim, WA, close to his parents. Tim was also able to pursue his passion of being a freelance artist. He developed a love for painting with oils, acrylics, watercolors, and mixed mediums. He considered most of his abstract art was inspired by northwest natives tribes.
His parents, Glenn and Ramona, passed away in October of 2019. In February of this year, he sold the Sequim home, found a nice piece of property in Montana, and headed out for their last big adventure in mid-May. Tim was fortunate enough to have a lifelong friend in Quincy, who offered then a halfway point while moving. This also allowed Tim the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and reminisce about his youth.
Tim survived cancer in 2016-2017, which he had chemotherapy and radiation for. They almost lost him during the treatments, however, he survived. Of course, there is always a downside to everything. That’s life. He ended up with numerous other health problems as a result of the treatments. However, his suffering was not prolonged. He passed away peacefully on June 8, 2021, after having an acute subdural brain hemorrhage, on June 6, 2021, in Quincy. He was flown to Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA, on June 6 and passed on June 8, leaving many to mourn his loss.
Tim was a very talented freelance artist. In addition, he enjoyed gardening, cooking, hunting, fishing, traveling, and riding his Harley. He was always there if someone needed a hand, no matter what the task. A community minded man who was very outspoken and well respected in any arena. He was very involved in Boy Scouts with his lifelong school mates. He was a very fair and honest man, who had a zest for life. He had a great sense of humor, which, of course, helped with fishing, and he had some great stories. He had a special knack when it came to dealing with kids and young adults. Most who were fortunate enough to spend time with him, turned out excelling in life.
He did not fear life; he lived it to its fullest. He was not afraid to meet his Maker either. He welcomed it. He had no unfinished business.
He is survived by his mate of 37 years, his wife, Jodi; son, Cory Ray Evers; daughter, Carrie Mae Adams; daughter, Sandi Lynn Ramsey (husband, Tim); and nine grandchildren: Cassie Linn Waller (husband, Chad), Cayla Ray Rogers, Jessica Chevae Rogers, Fischer Ray Evers, Arianna Lynn Dalrymple, Denali Renee Evers, Jayden Michael Dalrymple, Jerimiah James Adams, and Cooper Timothy Adams; three brothers: Tommy Evers; Tracy Evers (deceased 2013) (wife, Lynn); and Toby Evers (wife, Sue); and brother-in-law, Mark Buchmann; five great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, in addition to many longtime friends. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all.
With respect to his wishes, he was cremated and a private service will be held to scatter his ashes. Thank you to each and every one of you who has reached out during this time of great loss to many.