Evan Marcus McElroy

November 27, 1998July 11, 2014
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Evan Marcus McElroy passed away on July 11, 2014. He was born in El Paso, Texas on November 27, 1998.

He was full of energy and love and was very much adored by his family and friends. He was the younger brother of Eamonn Miles McElroy who loves him dearly and treasured his companionship. They shared a mutual passion for video games and computer technology, and spent hours together pursuing their hobby. He is also survived by his parents, Jeff and Gretchen McElroy of El Paso, grandparents Dr. Fred and Nancy Gehlbach of Waco Texas, Uncle and Aunt Mark and Christy Gehlbach of Dallas Texas, cousin Grant Gehlbach of Dallas Texas and his Great Aunt Vivian Shaw of El Paso Texas. He is also survived by his other family Dr. Jim and Betsy Weaver, Scott and Hope Weaver, and Brian and Molly Weaver, and many second cousins whom he loved seeing at family reunions while playing endlessly; watching over the younger ones and playing Pokemon with the older ones. Evan was a student at Franklin High School, and was to enter the 10th grade this coming fall. He had exceptional memory and tremendous intellectual thirst, combined with an outrageous and infectious sense of humor. He had multiple interests and loved astronomy, natural history, geology, cultures, and travel. He could locate any country and most cities of the world on a map or globe, and on vacation danced with street musicians in the Temple Bar section of Dublin Ireland. He took on any adventure with great enthusiasm. He was a remarkable caregiver for his horses, dogs, and cats who loved his company. Our sweetest Evan, we will never know why you are gone, but you were a wonderful fun loving child. You will be loved, missed, and treasured eternally. May God welcome you and hold you peacefully in eternity. Pallbearers will be Andy Krafsur, David Creasey, Ken McEachern, Raul Nava, Jr., Gabe Onsurez, Roger Davie, John Valdez and Bobby Gonzales.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Coronado Baptist Church, 501 Thunderbird Dr. Interment to follow at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery in Santa Teresa, N.M. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Drive, El Paso, TX 79912.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 17, 2014
  • Committal Service Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Kevonne Montes

November 2, 2016

I miss you so much Evan. You were a great friend.there is so much I wish I could talk to you about.


May 10, 2016

Hope you're resting in bliss. Miss you a ton.

victor ortiz

July 16, 2015

Its been a year I miss you man you are MISSED Ill see you soon man

Chinelo Ikeakor

July 11, 2015

It's been a year...feels like it happened yesterday. I miss you Evan.

victor ortiz

November 5, 2014

EVan man i miss u bro y u gotta leave us man i remember those good memories when we use to hang out in a group with u me eric joseph we were freshman y did u have to leave us but u know good memories will never fade away

Chinelo Ikeakor

July 28, 2014

Just finding out about Evan. Im speechless. Tears are just pouring down my cheeks. Rest in peace Evan. You will be greatly missed!

July 28, 2014

I just found out about Evan right now and can not stop crying. I cant believe this. Rest in peace Evan!

July 23, 2014

Fin and I extend our deepest sympathies. Karl and Fin Renner

Heidi Kaiser

July 23, 2014

I so sad he left us, and especially you, Jeff and Eamonn. But I am so glad he was here. He lived and there are a lot of people who don

Helen Calderwood

July 23, 2014

Dear Gretchen, Jeff and Eamonn, No words can help relieve the pain of such a tragic loss but may the precious memories of your dear son Evan help you through the darkest of days. You are all in our thoughts daily and we pray that light will shine in your hearts again and you find peace. Wrapping our arms around you and sending all our love. Helen and Colin Calderwood, Canberra, Australia