Colonel Stephen H. Evans
August 10, 1938
December 15, 2020
Colonel Stephen H. Evans, age 82 of Chappell Hill, passed away December 15, 2020.
Stephen Evans was born August 10, 1938 to parents Bill and Maureen (Burquist) Evans in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in San Diego, CA.
He graduated from Hoover High in San Diego, California, attended Texas A&M for 1 year, attained his Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego University and his Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan.
His 35 year career with the U.S. Air Force began in 1962. He became a pilot and served 3 tours in Vietnam where he received Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, Combat Readiness Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Basic Pilot Training, Survival Training, Nuclear Weapons Del Course, B-52CCTS (Acad), B-52CCTS (Fly), B-52CCTS G&H, B-52CCTS (Fly), Air Crew Family Course, Phys Ops Course, Director of Operations, Deputy Commander for Operations, Pilot Strategic Bomber, Air Ops Off, Plt – Strat BMB/Tanker, Exec Spt Staff Officer, Air OPS Officer, Plt, Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross With Device, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Jungle Survival School Course, USAF Family Training Course, TAC Elec Warfare Training Course, Squadron Off School, National Sec. Management, Psych OPS Course. Upon retirement in 1987, he had attained the rank of Colonel.
Colonel Evans married Eileen Mahoney August 14, 1982. After retirement from the Air Force, together they enjoyed traveling the world and going to antique shows both buying and selling. He worked for E-Systems in the airplane industry before moving to Chappell Hill where he lived for 30 years. He was a member of Chappell Hill United Methodist Church where he was active in Bible study, ushering and attended the “Walk to Emmaus”.
He was preceded in death by parents and brothers Dean Evans and Don Evans.
His surviving family includes: wife Eileen Evans, son and daughter-in-law Trey and Jennifer Barker and their 4 children, daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Jeff Manthei and their 4 children, and son and daughter-in-law Doug and Mary Sue Evans and their 2 children.
Visitation will be held Saturday December 19, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Chappell Hill with the funeral service beginning at noon. Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Chappell Hill with military honors by Brenham Honor Guard.
Memorials are requested to Alzheimer’s Association or the “Wounded Warriors” Association.
God Bless you, my loved husband.