Wilma Bulah Tucker Evans

October 1, 1914September 25, 2011

Wilma Bulah (Tucker) Evans, 96, of Fruitland, stepped into the presence of God Sept. 25, 2011. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 29th at Park View Cemetery, New Plymouth. Services are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Fruitland. Condolences may be made to Wilma’s family at Wilma was born in Clinton, AR on Oct. 1, 1914 to Zeke and Emily (Bryant) Tucker. She was one of 10 children. She married Lenard Lee Evans on Jan. 3, 1932. Together they had two sons, Lenard L. and Robert E. Evans. Wilma and Lenard moved to Fruitland in 1936 where they established Lenard’s Grocery in 1944. After Lenard’s death in 1965 she continued to run the store until the mid eighty’s.

She is survived by her son Lenard L. and his wife Patti and their three children and five great grandchildren of Salem, OR and her son Robert E. of Fruitland and his four children and several great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Wilma is preceded in death by her parents and all her siblings and her husband, Lenard.

Special thanks to her niece and loving caregiver, Anita Townson. We’d like to thank the staff of Sunny Ridge Rehabilitation and Retirement Center for their wonderful care.

Memorials may be made to Sunny Ridge Rehabilitation and Retirement Center, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wilma Bulah Tucker Evans

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Dave & Karen Hopkins

September 29, 2011

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.


September 29, 2011

To the family of Wilma. Please accept my sincere sympathies at the loss of your loved one. The death of someone close leaves a hole in your life for awhile. As time passes may that hole be filled with happy memories of time spent with her.