Former County Commissioner Evans dead at 72
Former Doña Ana County Commissioner Kent Evans, who was a candidate for the job once again this year, died today after a battle with leukemia. He was 72.
Evans leaves behind his wife Anna Mae, three children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He and his wife would have celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 23.
“It is with Sadness, but Peace in Christ, that I announce the death and passing of my Dad D. Kent Evans at about 1:30 this morning,” Evans’ son D.K. Evans announced early this afternoon on Facebook. “He is not in worldly pain now, but in the hands of the Lord and all the family that have gone before.”
D.K. Evans said a memorial would be held on June 23 to celebrate his father’s life and his parents’ life together.
It was only days before – on Friday – that D.K. Evans announced on Facebook that his father had acute leukemia. He wrote that Kent Evans was “in much pain and the prognosis is not good.”
Kent Evans, who served on the county commission from 2000-2008, was the Republican candidate for the District 5 seat on the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners this year, so the GOP will appoint someone to take his place at a later date.
A prior version of this posting incorrectly stated that Evans was 68 and had three great-grandchildren.
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