Charles Evans, 82, of Idyllwild and Banning, died Friday, March 12, 2004 at Hemet Valley Medical Center of lung surgery complications.

He was born Feb. 10, 1922 in Brownfield, Ill.

Mr. Evans was a linen truck driver and belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He resided with his sister, Grace Moore of Idyllwild, for the past four years.

Burial was at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside on March 17.

Along with his sister, Grace Moore, Mr. Evans is survived by a brother, Norval Evans of Fairfield, Iowa; another sister, Opal Thorn of Palm Springs; and three nieces and two nephews.