James "Jim" Edward Evans

1 septembre 196210 mars 2021

Born on September 01, 1962 in Salem, OR to Pricilla and Dale and passed on March 10, 2021 in Seabeck, WA.

Jim graduated from North Kitsap High School, in 1980. He was married to his high school sweetheart Marilyn “Mimi” Keifert on July 11, 1981, in Poulsbo, WA. He worked at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, starting in July 1982 in Shop 38, where he became known for his loyalty, leadership skills, knowledge, and dedication to his work. He also influenced many generations of shipyard employees that had the pleasure to be around him.

In his spare time Jim loved to camp and fish but most of all, he loved to tinker. He could fix just about anything he put his hands on, from building engines to developing a new tool. There was nothing he couldn’t make work again.

He is survived by his Wife, Marilyn “Mimi”, Son Timothy “Tim” and Fiancé Kerstyn, Daughter Katherine “Katie” Andrews and husband Kyle, Granddaughter Bailey Andrews, Mother Pricilla and husband Leo, Step-Mother Patricia, Brother Jeffrey, Step-Brother Steve and Wife Brenda, Step-Sister Lynda, and Step-Sister Catrina, along with many nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his father, Dale.

A celebration of life for Jim is being planned for the near future. Until then the family would love for you to share stories and memories below.


  • Celebration of Life

    dimanche, 16 mai , 2021


James "Jim" Edward Evans


Bill Hotzel

20 avril , 2021

I met Jim at PSNS I don't remember when (it was many many years ago). We were working in S/38 on different crews. Jim was always a happy go lucky kind of guy. He would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it. Through the years we shared many things. He was a go to guy for any situation. We made Supervisor our bond grew even better. I am glad Jim was there to swap ideas with.

I know the pain of his passing is severe right now, with the passing of time the hurt becomes memories, the pain subsides and eventually your fond memories will be of the good times. God Bless Jim and watch over his family.

Brian Boisjolie

8 avril , 2021

I first met Jim in 2016 at work in the ship yard. Right away we clicked with our personalities. He was such a kind and caring person, who really enjoyed his co workers, friends and family. I remember sitting in his office and just joking and laughing with him and his fellow co workers. He had such a great personality, full of laughter. I always enjoyed visiting with Jim. He treated everyone with kindness. You couldn't find a better man in life. He loved sharing knowledge and wisdom with each person that crossed his path. I am so thankful I got to work and know I'm over the past almost 5 years. My prayers go out to his family and friends. You will be missed always old man.

Bo Weisert

19 mars , 2021

I've known Jim for over 25 years. He was always a great friend. He was a privilege to work with and for as a supervisor. Always willing to discuss and solve problems at work. I'm really going to miss this guy . Truly one of the best I've ever known. Rest in peace, my brother.

Dale Wilson

19 mars , 2021

A few years back my wife was very sick and was in the hospital for an extended time. I was working for Jim at that time and he gave me as much time off as I needed to get my wife through her ordeal. He was a great boss and a great friend when one was needed. I truly will miss him. He was like a Brother. He made it fun to be at work.

B.J. Herman

18 mars , 2021

I'll never forget when I got to Jim Evans crew. I pulled the wool over his eyes! Haha I played the dumb blonde card. He let me clean and organize the parts tent! This was right in the beginning of when all the tooling was checked out by the supervisors. So there I was, enjoying my little break from crawling in bildges, and carrying heavy tool bags to the boat, when Dan Biasotti made me go to the boat and help with the installation of a SA valve. Well, the new hires were struggling with using the high torque, so I jumped up in there and helped with the job. When we got the job done and went back to the hangout, Dan ruined my easy street gig! He told Jim that I worked!!! The blasphemy! Oh Jim and I have laughed about that for years! And yes, he made me actually work jobs after that! We had a special bond. He was such a wonderful person. He made a huge impact on me. He will be missed dearly. Rest in peace my friend.

Jerrod Broholm

18 mars , 2021

Jim was my first supervisor in the shipyard, and he showed me just how great of a place it could be.
He was, without a doubt, one of the finest people I've ever had the privilege of working for or with, or that I've known.
I'll miss him.

Brian Myhre

17 mars , 2021

I'm sorry for your loss. I worked in S/38 with Jim, and have good memories of him. I also worked with his father Dale. Jim was always fun to be around and he had a very good sense of humor,not to mention a very good work ethic. I will miss him and am proud to have considered him as a friend and team mate.
In fond memory,
Brian Myhre