“He was a kind, caring man, very dedicated to veterinary medicine. He was a loving father and husband, and an avid hunter and fisherman.”-- Betty Evans, widow
Ivor Evans was born in 1921 at Roundup, Montana. As a child, he moved with his family to Oregon City, Oregon, and graduated from high school there.
He completed pre-veterinary studies at Oregon State University and continued his education at then Washington State College. At WSC he earned a B.S. in veterinary medicine in 1945 and a D.V.M. degree in 1946. While pursuing his education, Evans served as president and member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
During his professional career, he served a term as president of the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association.
He married Betty Larkin (WSU, B.S. dietetics, 1946) in 1947. They have four children: Katherine (WSU, B.A. business administration, 1972), Virginia (WSU, B.A. communications, 1978), Marilyn, and Tom. Marilyn and Tom attended WSU and earned degrees at Central Washington University.
Dr. Evans entered private practice in Tacoma, Washington, and worked there for one year before moving to the Tri-Cities and joining a partnership at Kennewick. He worked at the Kennewick practice from 1949 until his death, of cancer, in 1980.
To make a gift by mail:
Please make your check out to “WSUF” (Washington State University Foundation) and indicate the fund name. Send the check to:
College of Veterinary Medicine
Attn: Development Office
PO Box 647010
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-7010