Brandon and Katie Evans
Katie Lynn Marie Yates Evans was born in Towanda on June 29, 1992, the daughter of Natalie (Terry) Williams of Dushore and Robert, III (Pam) Yates of Towanda. She was a 2010 graduate of Towanda High School.
Brandon Ray Evans was born on Sept. 27, 1987 in Sayre. He was the son of George and Laurie Evans of Troy. In 2006, he graduated from Troy High School where he enjoyed playing soccer, basketball and wrestling. He was a Lettermen’s Club and National Honor Society member.
Katie Lynn worked at the B & S Convenience Store in Sylvania and previously at the Sylvania Post Office and other area businesses. Brandon was employed in the Natural Gas Industry by Xylem Co. of Horseheads and earlier worked for Mountain Lake Construction.
After dating for two years, on July 6, 2013, they were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Wysox. Brandon and Katie Lynn were loving and giving people who felt made for each other. Their sometimes obnoxious laughter will be dearly missed. They enjoyed doing many things; Katie Lynn loved fishing with Brandon and driving deer to help her dad’s hunting. She was an avid reader and enjoyed shopping for others and cooking. She made beautiful gingerbread houses at Christmas time. Brandon was an accomplished golfer, enjoying Mansfield’s Corey Creek Club, hunting and especially fishing with Katie Lynn. Drawing was his passion. They both loved kids, possessed many friends and played their music loud. Brandon and Katie Lynn were renovating their home in Troy and recently made wonderful plans to adopt a baby girl and name her Willow.
In addition to their parents, surviving are four siblings, Brittany (Alden) Park of Rome, Robert Yates of Wyalusing, Steven Yates of Towanda and Samantha Evans of Troy; grandparents, Lowell Jones of Tennessee, Kathleen Ferguson of Wyalusing, Irene (John) Young of Rome and Beverly and Dale Foust of Mainesburg; two close uncles, Chad (Lilly) Foust and Shawn (Jill) Frey, all of Troy; several special aunts, uncles and cousins; a special nephew, Sterling Park; especially dear friends, Chad Case, Travis Rogers, Michael and Ashley Rogers, all of Troy, and “Hoss,” their devoted dog.
They were predeceased by grandparents; Robert Yates, II, Wayne Dann, George, Sr. and Jane Evans; step-great-grandparents, Ron Ferguson and Nancy Jones; a special aunt, Denise “DeeDee” Jones Brookens and great-grandparents, Eva Austin, LeRoy Raplee, Raymond Dann and Minnie (Arthur) Nenninger.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Victory Church, 645 E. Main St., Troy, with calling hours prior from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial for Baby Willow, c/o Visions Federal Credit Union, 24 McKinley Ave., Endicott, NY 13760.
Arrangements are in the care of Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com.