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Evan Lynn Mills

Evan Lynn Mills, son of Clyde Wm and Helen Terry Mills, passed away on March 12, 2024, age 85, in Bremerton, Washington. Lynn was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 11, 1939 and moved to Bountiful at age 10. After graduating in 1958 from Bountiful High School, he served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Western Canada. On May 15, 1965, he married Carla Rae Grotte and moved to Clearfield, Utah where he worked as an instrument repairman for Hill Air Force Base in Ogden and operated a clock repair shop in his home. Later, he and Carla moved their family to Bremerton, Washington, where he continued working in instrument repair.

Lynn was always curious and took enormous pleasure inventing toys and gimmicks resulting from his inquiries. He was a skilled writer, and one of his favorite treatises was a theory on how lightning developed from moisture condensation in clouds. His associates remember him for his selfless sharing and honesty.

Lynn is survived by five siblings in Utah, by his wife, Carla, in Bremerton, Washington, by their five children, Jessie Scott (Danny) [TX], David (Charlotte) [WA], Dale (Lisa) [WA], Beverly Hopper (Ernie Reynolds) [WA], and Linda Herron (Paul) [WA], and by many loving friends, relations, grandchildren, and g-grandchildren.