Funeral Services will be held this Saturday, March 2 for long time Santa Monica resident Colby West Evett, who passed away aged 92 on Feb. 16.
The services will be held at noon in The Little Chapel of the Dawn at Kingsley & Gate, Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors, located at 1925 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica.
A visitation will be held Friday from 6-8 pm.
He was known for being the owner of Evett’s Model Shop on Ocean Park Blvd.
He was born on March 9, 1920 in Easley, South Carolina to Dora May Leopard and Samuel Edward Evett. He married Mary Gwinn in 1938.
He worked for McDonnell-Douglas aircraft prior to his service in the US Navy from 1944-46.
Colby and his first wife Mary, opened Evett’s Model Shop in Jan 1948. With his knowledge of aviation he became a pioneer of radio controlled airplanes.
Colby often commented that he was fortunate enough to have a hobby that also provided a good living.
Colby continued to work at the model shop seven days a week until shortly before his death.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Evett.
Surviving are wife Yvonne, son Robert Alan Evett, daughter Cathy Jean Evett, grandchildren Cheryl Palacio, Timothy Gomez, Matthew Riley, Trevor Riley, Jeremy Riley, and seven great-grandchildren.