Dave was born in Boise, Idaho on March 6, 1960, the 2nd of four children in the James Lee Evans family. The family moved to So. California to the Redlands/Lake Arrowhead area in 1962, where his father learned carpentry. They moved back to Boise in 1974.
Dave learned carpentry from an early age, being taught as a teenager in his father's carpentry shop and perfecting his skills in No. California where he later lived. He became an excellent carpenter and, as a master builder, built houses in the Boise and San Francisco areas for many years. Dave enjoyed remodeling houseboats in later life, sometimes staying on the boats after the job was done.
Dave and his sisters, while growing up, loved to sing around the piano and harmonized beautifully as their mother played. Dave loved to sing and when they moved back to Boise he played the tuba around the neighborhood loudly while practicing. Many years later he taught himself guitar. Music was an enjoyable part of his life, even to the extent of calling home to sing songs like "I'll Give You a Daisy a Day, Dear," on the phone to his mother, among other favorites.
Dave passed away in San Francisco July 6, 2018, of natural causes.
Dave was a kind man and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Dave is survived by a daughter, Brandy Dawn Evans, a grandson, Brayden David Tulloch, of Boise, ID, his mother, Toinette Knox Dickey, step-father Steven L. Dickey, of Nampa, ID, four sisters, Evelyn Mason, of Boise, ID, Linda Evans and Tonia Evans of San Fancisco, CA, and Allison Foulk of Phoenix, AZ., and a large extended family.
Family and friends will have a graveside memorial in Emmett on Aug. 24th, 10:00 a.m. at the Emmett Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to your favorite charity.