Passed August 4, 2017
Merrill Evans joined our Elks Lodge about a year before his passing. He was an active member of the Holy Catholic Church in Bremerton and a collector of the Bonsai trees. As a new Ladies of Elks (LOE), member, Merrill graciously made a spectacular LOE presentation with his Bonsai showings. In September 2016, he became engaged to a wonderful soul mate, Perianne Yourkoski, at which time they started Waltz lessons to prepare for their upcoming June 24, 2017 wedding. On August 4, 2017, only 6 weeks after their wedding date, Merrill suddenly passed with a heart attack. Merrill was one of the most happy, wonderful, kind, and caring gentleman ever. Merrill is sorely missed and our memories of him will always be very special.