Obituary for Dr. James Arthur Evans\n\n1934 - 2017\n\n \n\nBorn in Gary, Indiana, May 20, 1934, the eldest son of Dr. Arthur L. Evans and Mary Alice (Porter), James (Jim) Evans passed away February 11, 2017, in Tucson, AZ, where he had resided for four years with his wife of 60 years, Karen (Emmett). A graduate of Lew Wallace High School, Gary, he played football for the U of Iowa and then graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry, followed by a graduate degree in pediatric dentistry at U of IL, Chicago. Jim practiced dentistry in Highland and Valparaiso, IN, before semi-retiring to Santa Fe, NM, where he opened yet another dental office, practicing for 10 years, before moving to Tucson.\n\n \n\nPreceded in death by his parents, his brother Edward Porter Evans (Dolores), and his daughter Amy Louise, he is survived by his wife, daughter Jil Evans (Dr. Charles Taliaferro) of Minneapolis, son Dr. Todd Robert Evans of New York, brother David Abel Evans (Carol) of Crown Point, IN, brothers-in-law James Emmett (Marian) of St. Charles, IL, and Thomas Emmett (Amy Garrison) of Newport, RI, and grandsons Julien James Evans and Max Alan Evans of New York. Also, nephews Dr. Jeffrey Evans (Darlene) of West Lafayette, IN, Robb Emmett ( Lauren) of Elgin, IL, David Evans of New Hope, MN, and nieces Jennifer Demmon (Moses) of TN and Cheryl Gojko (Peter) of Valparaiso, IN. Grand-nieces and nephews include Scott Evans (Angie) of Kingston, MA, Meredith Evans (Nick Lisk) of FL, and Melissa Evans of TN.\n\n \n\nA career-long member of the American Dental Association and affiliates, Jim was an active member of the Board of Directors of Tradewinds, a non-profit organization helping children with special needs. He was also an elder in the Presbyterian church. His interests included fly-fishing, woodworking, and sports (Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, and IU basketball). His standard poodles, Brinca and Bella, were dear to him, as was travel, especially to Italy. Friends remember his "one-liners" as being typical of his wry sense of humor.\n\n \n\nA memorial service is being planned for April 8, 3:00 PM in the chapel of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Tucson. The family asks that contributions made in his name go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or animal shelters of their choice.