10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Evans Edward Lutz Jr. April 20, 1933 - January 11, 2021


Evans Edward Lutz Jr. has a new address:  On January 11, 2021 he went home to Heaven.

Evans was born on April 20, 1933 in Enola, Pennsylvania, the oldest of six children of Evans and Erma Lutz.  He grew up near the Susquehanna River, where his love for the outdoors was evident at an early age as he was often found playing hooky to go hunting or fishing.  In 1954 he met a very special lady, Cora Rupert, who became the love of his life.  They married in 1955 and the Lord blessed them with 65+ wonderful years together as husband and wife.

He earned a degree in Forestry from Penn State and snapped up a job with the US Forest Service in Maine.  His career as a Forester allowed him to explore the most beautiful parts of our country and move with his growing family slowly west, ending up in Sitka, Alaska in 1977.  He and Cora spent 13 years hunting, fishing, hiking and exploring the Alaska wilderness.  He retired after 30+ years with the Forest Service and returned to Maine where they built their own house from the ground up.  Wanting to be closer to their children and grandchildren, they again headed west and settled in Boise in 1999.  While at home, a week did not go by without drives to the mountains or hikes in the hills, binoculars in hand, to view wildlife and count the varieties of wild flowers. They frequently hit the road visiting family and friends and natural wonders along the way, always finding a local church to visit on Sunday.  His life-long commitment to God and his family continues to be an inspiration to all who knew him.

Evans is survived by his wife Cora, children Susan (Ernie) Birchfield. Karen (Jeff) Kerwin, Joann (Steve) Deptula, Steve (Kim) Lutz, eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, his brother Leslie and sisters Joyce and Sondra. Evans was preceded in death by brothers Arthur and Larry. Condolences may be left for the family at www.bowmanfuneral.com


A visitation will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 6:30-8:00 pm at Bowman Funeral Parlor located at 10254 W. Carlton Bay Garden City, Idaho.   A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 9:30 am with a visitation will be held a half hour prior to the service at The University Baptist Church located at 1327 W. Beacon St Boise, Idaho.


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    Pastor Josh and Jennifer says

    To Cora and Family,

    We are very sorry for the loss of Evans. We celebrate that he is rejoicing now in Heaven, experiencing no pain. We enjoyed our visits with Evans and hearing the stories he would share with us. We referred to Evans as the man (and couple alongside Cora) that could out hike anyone! We are praying for you all and we give our heartfelt condolences.

    With much love,
    Pastor Josh and Jennifer

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    Judy Ahrens says

    Evans was a dear man, who loved God and his family deeply. What a blessing that he is home with his Savior. Our prayers and condolences go out to Cora and the rest of the family. Paul and Judy Ahrens

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