Charles William Evans was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Gordon, Neb., to Ted and Marcella Evans. He passed away Feb. 15, 2017, at Pioneer Memorial Rest Home in Mullen, Neb. He was 82.
He grew up in Gordon and went to school until the 9th grade. Then his father gave him permission to join the Navy at 17 years of age. He spent 4 years in the Navy and after 9 months, he enlisted in the Air Force. He had all his oversea duties done when he married his wife, Dorothy Loraine Caldwell, on June 8, 1962, in