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William (Bill) O. Evans, of Green Valley, AZ, formerly of Moline, Il, died at his summer home in The Retreat of Glen Haven, CO, Friday, September 29, 2006, at the age of 73. William O'Neill Evans was born August 30, 1933, in New London, MO, to Russell and Mary (Jones) Evans. He graduated from United Township High School, East Moline, IL in 1952. He served an apprenticeship at Moline Tool Company and became a Journeyman Machinist, later serving as Plant Manager. Also, he worked at Hydraxter Company, Moline, as Plant Manager. In 1973, he formed a partnership in Quad City Specialty Company, and, in 1980, started Evans Manufacturing Co., Inc., as owner and CEO. Bill was a member of the United States Naval Reserves for 20 years. On September 5, 1953, he married his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Hoerrmann at Grace Methodist Church in East Moline. The couple built their retirement home in Green Valley, AZ in 1999. In September 2006, just two weeks prior to Bill's death, the couple moved into their new summer home in The Retreat of Glen Haven, CO. Bill was a past member of the Rotary Club and Elks Lodge and played fast-pitch softball as a centerfielder for 30 years and participated in several world tournaments. Bill enjoyed fly-fishing, reading, traveling, 4-wheeling, dancing, golf, and was a boxing and Nascar fan. He was a collector of guns and Western and Native American memorabilia. He loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed the beauty of the mountains and wildlife. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of Green Valley, AZ /Glen Haven, CO; daughter, Kim Salisberry and husband, Joe, of Glen Haven, CO; granddaughter, Ashley Powell, Broomfield, CO; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Barbara & Richard Newberg, East Moline; Karen & Terry Smith, Moline; Richard & Christine Hoerrmann, Moline; and a brother, Thomas & Marie Evans, East Moline; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. A visitation will take place on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at Allnutt Funeral Chapel in Estes Park, CO, from Noon to 1:30pm, with the funeral service to follow. Burial will take place at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Department in care of Allnutt Funeral Chapel, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO, 80517.

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