Evan Wesley Dobson passed away February 1, 2014. He was born on June 18, 1919 in Holden Utah, the second of 8 sons born to Edward Leon and Lula Wood Dobson. His childhood years were spent on the family farm playing and working with his brothers. Times were hard during the depression and he learned the meaning of hard work very young. He graduated from Fillmore High in 1937 then moved to Cedar City to attend college where he pursued a degree in building and architecture. It was there he met his future wife and our mother Carma Haight. He joined the 222 National Guard in Cedar and was soon drafted into Army service with his guard unit. When his unit was sent to Yakima Washington he convinced Carma to join him there so they could be married. Their marriage took place in Yakima on October 10, 1942. They were later sealed in the St George Temple in September of 1963. He served in Germany in World II, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and played trumpet in the Army Band. He was in Paris on D-day when the war ended. Evan returned to Cedar City, completed his education, and started a family and contracting business. They were blessed with two daughters, Trudy and Diane and a son Ronald. Evan's company, Dobson Construction, flourished and many beautiful homes and other buildings were built throughout Southern Utah. He loved his work, to him it was recreation. He especially loved building at Brian Head. He built the first ski lodge and then went on to develop, design and build three condominium projects and a family cabin. Many happy times were spent as a family at the condominiums and then in the cabin. Dad took up skiing in his sixties and continued to ski into his eighties. When he retired, he joined a group of friends at the college swimming pool three days a week. After their morning swim they would meet with other friends at Lin's to visit and have a soft drink. He cherished their friendship. Dad was a loving husband, father and grandfather. A man of honesty and integrity. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a few dance bands in his early years and the Cedar City Lions Club. He is survived by his children, Trudy and Jim Arrendale of Henderson Nevada, Diane and Bruce Holmes and Ronald Evan Dobson of Cedar City; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; brothers; Cliff, Lester, Lowell and Melvin. He was preceded in death by his loving wife and three brothers; Myron, Earl and Don. The family would like to thank Brenda Bentley and staff of Iron County Home Health, Valley View Medical Center, and Hospice Alliance for the excellent care given to Dad. A viewing will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 17th Ward building, 256 S. 900 W., Cedar City, Utah on Saturday, February 8th from 10:30-12:30 with the Funeral Service following at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of the Southern Utah Mortuary.