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Obituary for Evan Rodney Waite

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Evan Rodney Waite

October 15, 1956 - July 11, 2015


Evan Rodney Waite passed away July 11, 2015 at his mother’s home in South Ogden.  He was born October 15, 1956 in Brigham City, Utah to Arlene Dial Waite Rasmussen and Rodney Hurren Waite.  He was the middle of three children.


Evan grew up in Sunset, Utah and graduated from Clearfield High School where he played football and enjoyed other sports.  After high school he worked for Phil’s Foodmart, he then entered the construction trade.  He was then hired on at Western Zirconium in the Fabrication Department where he ran the forge press.  He received many awards for safety and operations.  He worked there for nearly 30 years.


Evan enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.  He enjoyed being with his good friends and would befriend anyone in need.


Evan married Tracy Titus.  From the union came a daughter, Brooxie, later he had a daughter Kelsie with Kay Chase.  He later married the love of his life, Lisa Nadel.


Evan is survived by his mother, Arlene; his brother; Jerry H. Waite (Jeri); sister, Carrie Adams; nieces and nephews: Stephanie (Andy) Taylor, Jackie (Kelly) Moss, Clint (Christy) Waite and Brady Adams; and step father, Ken Rasmussen, all who loved him dearly.


A Viewing will take place Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden Utah.


Graveside Service will be at the Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Utah, Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 11:00 am.  Friends may greet family one hour prior to services at Leavitt’s Mortuary from 9:15 to 10:15 am.


Interment at the Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Utah.


Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may greet family one hour prior to services at Leavitt’s Mortuary from 9:15 to 10:15 am.



Service Information

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

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Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015

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Born: October 15, 1956
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Mary Dale O'Donnell posted on 7/19/15

Aunt Arlene, I am very sorry for the lost of your Son, Evan. Love, Mary Dale


Mary Dale O'Donnell posted on 7/19/15

Aunt Arlene, I am very sorry for the lost of your son. Love, Mary Dale


Jeff Bates posted on 7/15/15

My heart was full of total sadness when I read that Evan passed away. I tossed and turned all night long thinking about him. My only true guilt is that I didn't find the time to re-establish contact with him over the years. Lives get busy with families, etc. but I still can't throw off my guilt because he truly was and will always be one of my closest friends of my turmoil-ed teenage years. I grew up just up the street from Evan, in Sunset, and we found a way to test our teenage years together, and avoiding something catastrophic. Ohhhh, the crazy things we did and found ourselves in. I must say that I truly loved him and without a doubt he will always be an unforgettable part of my teenage years. I have told many tales to my children and grandchildren (at least those I could) of our exploits and adventures. I will always remember him as the amiable, funny, and caring person he was. I will always remember his blue Camaro, and the many nights we tested our teenage years cruising the vard. Boy, could he ever drive that thing. I don't remember him ever losing a race! He just had a nack for pushing through gears. I will remember our trips to Lava, our camping adventures, fishing, and just kicking back and talking. My wife, Pam, actually dated Evan for a time, till I stole her away! (I'm sure he would have something to say about that). It was always fun to be around Evan because the ladies just loved him, which was good for me as well. There wasn't any place you could go where some beautiful girl wanted to talk to him and get to know him. My most notable memory of him, though, would be that he had a heart of courage. There was absolutely nothing he feared. He was the toughest person I have ever known. He could be quiet and soft spoken, but get him riled, and you would pay the price. I witnessed him knock down guys three times bigger than him more than I can remember. The only fight I ever remember him losing was to a smaller wrestler, (Drew Rassmussen), who used technical skills to take him down and wear him out, and Evan reluctantly said he was done, but he gave the guy a stern warning that this would happen again and again, if the same problem occurred. I know these teenage exploits may seem stupid to some, but they are burned into my soul forever. He was my pal, my confident, and a true friend. I will forever miss him.


Barbara Ann Cordingly posted on 7/15/15

My condolences to the entire family. I am so sorry for your loss and pray the God give you strength and help you get through each and every day. Arlene, I wanted to badly to call you but got a new phone that didn't save your number. Today just like yesterday, I am at a loss for words or at least for the "right" words. Since forever, I loved Evan with all my heart. God only knows why things work out or don't work out the way want them to. My heart is heavy from the sadness that filled it when I heard the news. I like to and will believe that he's in heaven now and that he's full of life and free of pain. Love Always, Barb


Mike sjoberg freed posted on 7/15/15

I'll have a beer and think of him..hugs he was a real friend. ...we never did make it fishing