Longtime resident of Sonora, Leighton Garfield Evans passed away on November 10, 2022.
For his profession, he was a CDC officer and served in the U.S. Air Force. Leighton was a member of the Harvest Fellowship Church and loved the Lord with all his heart.
He was survived by his spouse Lorna Evans of thirteen years. Leighton never had children of his own but he was a loving and supportive bonus dad to, Liz (Frank) Towler of Sonora, Steve (Kym) Galvan of Merced, Melissa Galvan of Wyoming, Bill (Jennifer) Galvan of Utah, Phillip (Krysti) Tischman of Louisiana, Brandi (Curtis) Fox of Washington, Charles Tischman of Sonora, Matthew (Arissa) Tischman of Sonora, Raymond Galvan, 22 grandchildren and numerous grandchildren. His sisters and brothers-in-law, Dennis and Laurie Overholtzer of Sonora, Phyllis and Rod Brown of Montana, Tina and Roger Platt of Modesto, Brother-in-laws, Frank and Elizabeth Towler of Sonora, Chris Towler and Michelle of Angels Camp. Leighton’s cousins, Robin and Mike Sweet, Clay and Jeane Jones, and Jeff Jones and Carol who were as close as siblings to Leighton. Lifetime friends, Stan and Martha Stayer, Bill and Colleen Hart.
He is preceded in death by Mike Galvan, mother-in-law Molly Pratt, his parents, Orville and Frances Evans, uncle Lowell Jones and cousin Jeff Jones.
A service will be held Saturday, November 19th, at 11:00 am at Carters Cemetery, 19042 Cemetery Lane, Tuolumne, CA 95379.