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Evan T. Welsh

Evan T. Welsh

November 9, 1992 – August 2, 2018

Evan “Bubba” Welsh was born on November 9, 1992 and left us far too soon on August 2, 2018.  This 25-year-old man packed his life with joy, spontaneity, determination, and grit and he inspired these same qualities in all he met.  Evan served his family and friends as well; this is the Evan Welsh that everyone knew and loved.  Bubba lit up a room or a pub when he walked in, and his contagious laughter could be heard all night long. He was unafraid to belt out a song wherever  or whenever the mood hit him.  He was also ready to pull everyone onto the dance floor to have a good time, teaching many how to swing dance and two-step. He was always up for an adventure or gathering with friends and family for any fun event.  He loved the excitement and the experience of life: boating, power lifting, darts, bowling, corn-hole, scuba diving and snowboarding.  He was always surrounded by friends–some he had known his whole life and some he had only known for a short while, but all will be lifelong friends.

Evan was a devoted member of the Water’s Edge Church.  From middle school through young adulthood he attended eight annual Mission Trips, leaving a lasting impression on many people across the country.  He was an Eagle Scout and as he grew into adulthood, he continued to serve his community by helping Water’s Edge youth ministries.  Evan Welsh was a UNO graduate and employed as a Systems Analyst at CSG.  He recently received the AIM Institute Technology Award of Excellence, an honor of which he was very proud.

Evan was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jack and Joanne Matthews and survived by his parents, Rod and Thyra Welsh; his sister, Abby Welsh; his paternal grandparents, Beverly French and Bill Welsh; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He is also survived by countless friends who were part of his earthly family.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 7th, from 5pm to 8pm at The Water’s Edge Church, 19600 Harrison Street, Gretna.  FUNERAL:  Wednesday, August 8th at 10:30am at The Water’s Edge Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Water’s Edge Youth Mission Fund.

At the family’s request, for out of town family and friends, the funeral will be streamed on the facebook page of Craig Finnestad, The Water’s Edge Church.

https://www.facebook.com/CraigFinnestad?hc_ref=ARQv67nkRiJrw4WnuUKHCVUgp-kkCe2qea-fzNQMKqGLLTIlhuWcz48aaEESn-oZ0HI&fref=nf

 

 

 

 

19 Comments

  • Konne and Charlie RFife Posted August 4, 2018 9:54 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Tamie Barajas Posted August 5, 2018 11:25 am

    Thyra, Rod and Abby
    I’m so sorry to hear the news of your son, Evan. Sending hugs and prayers for you and your family. May God keep you close and give you strength to help you during this most difficult time. Love you

  • Mick and Linda Evans Posted August 5, 2018 7:16 pm

    Rod, Thyra & Abby, You are all in our hearts and prayers now and always.

  • Terry Butler Posted August 5, 2018 8:10 pm

    The Welsh Family, We are thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love. Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.

  • Nattie and Bob Otero Posted August 5, 2018 11:36 pm

    Thyra, Rod and Abby, so very sorry to hear of your loss, may you know that we are with you in our prayers and our thoughts. May he rest in peace in Gods loving hands.

  • Donnie and Cheryel Matthews Posted August 6, 2018 5:55 am

    Our hearts broke when we heard this news. There are no words to say that will make it better but know that we love you and we are praying for you at this time. Much love to you all.

  • Renee Ollar Posted August 6, 2018 7:43 am

    Praying for the strength for all of you, to get through this difficult time. Thinking of you and sending our condolences.

  • Greg Tatham Posted August 6, 2018 7:59 am

    Thyra, Rod, and Abby:

    I send my deepest sympathies in the loss of your son and brother , Evan. Although I had not seen him since he was a baby I had a sense of who he was as a man because of the facebook posts and the love all of you have for him. I pray the pain of this terrible tragedy will subside and be replaced by all the wonderful memories of a special young man with all life well lived albeit goon too soon.

  • Paul and Jana Wear Posted August 6, 2018 8:25 am

    Our hearts are breaking for all of you and Evans friends. We are sending you love and prayers and hope you are able to find strength during this dark time. Hugs!

  • The Merimee’s Posted August 6, 2018 11:28 am

    To the Welsh Family we offer our sincerest sympathies. Samantha and Evan grew up together through Kid’s Network and school, as well as the youth ministries through Millard. I will never forget picking Samantha up from one of the group meetings where she told us that he did a shot of Tabasco sauce. She laughed, he often made her laugh. She misses him dearly and is unable to attend the services as we moved to Erie, Pennsylvania in 2013. She is requesting a pamphlet from his service to remember him by. Jack Holloran told her that he would send her one as he called to inform her on the day of his death. But I know in all this emotion it may not happen. If you send her one it would greatly appreciated. Her address is 3323 Allegheny Road, Erie, PA 16508.

  • Angela Brant Posted August 6, 2018 3:50 pm

    Oh my friend Evan – it has been far too long since we spoke. I drive by that way on that night and said to myself “Oh dear I hope I do not know that person on the bike.”

    Your spirit and your sense of humor I will always remember. You touched many lifes in your short time here on planet earth. I hope Nader and Austin were there to greet you when you entered the gates of heaven.

    To your family – words will not take away the pain nor fill the void. Know that Evan left various impressions on every person with whom he was around. Funny, witty, a dancer, a friend, a dart hound – (I put up a dart board in my home to honour him) these qualities many have but Evan had some sort of magnetism and most folks who met him loved him! Our memories of Evan could fill volumes and tales could be spun for hours. I will end here – know that Quinten and I pray you all carry on in Evan fashion.

  • Kaye Schense Posted August 6, 2018 5:12 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

  • Roger & Tami Brown Posted August 6, 2018 9:42 pm

    Dearest Rod, Thyra and Abby;
    I’m so sorry about Evan! Love and prayers for you all!

  • Gerrit and Dara Schutte Posted August 7, 2018 6:29 am

    Rod,Thyra and family we are sad to hear of your loss and will pray for you and your son.

  • Dave and Darnell Evans Posted August 7, 2018 7:47 am

    Our prayers and love go out to all of you.

  • Bill and Paula Rueb Posted August 7, 2018 1:33 pm

    Dear Thyra, Rod and Abby,
    We wish we could be with you and give you a hug in person. We did not have the good fortune to know Evan personally, but we shared many milestones in his life through is his very proud grandparents. They embrace him now. May the peace of the Lord be with each of you, always, until you meet again.

  • Lori Miller Posted August 7, 2018 10:57 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very very hard time

  • Kathy Urzendowski Posted August 8, 2018 6:58 am

    Thyra, Rod and Abby

    I’m so sorry for the lost of your wonderful son. You should be very proud on how many people love him.
    Now, his angel who will be watching out over everyone. Sending each and one of you a hug.

    Kathy and Dan Urzendowski (Martie and Brian neighbor)

  • Mike Posted August 8, 2018 8:31 am

    To the family of Evan,

    I am so sorry to hear of the news of Evan. He was a member of our gym for a while and I remember him well. The description in his memorial was absolutely correct!

    Prayers for all of those in Evan’s family!

    Best,
    Mike Brownfield

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