69, died at his home on the Little North Fork of the Santiam
River. He was born in Tywyn, Wales son of Harry and Irene
Evans. He loved surf kayaking in the ocean across from his
home. Mick won the British National Surf Kayak Competition
in 1972 and also set a World's Record in the British
Guinness Book of World Records with the longest surf on a
single wave on the Severn Bore in 1971. Mick was very active
with the running community in the Salem area and created the
Pacific Northwest Running Calendar. Kayaking and running
Marathons and Ultras were his passions. Mick attained Dual
Citizenship this past May earning the right to vote in
America while retaining his Welsh/British Citizenship of
which he was very proud.
graduated from Exeter College in Computer Sciences and found
that degree to be very useful as Manager of Quality Control
and Information Services at Norris Paint which became
Morton, Whiteaker, TMT Pathway and finally Ennis Paints
during the thirty years he worked for the company. He
retired in 2005.
married his wife, Michele Beal, in 1973 on the Rock of
Gibraltar. The couple returned to Salem that same year and
then in 2007 they moved to their home on the Little North
Fork enjoying the beauty of river and forest around them.
is survived by his wife: Michele of Lyons; his sister
Margaret Pugnet of Wales as well as his nephew Simon and
niece Danielle: His American family; Dr. Melissa Beal of
Salem, Mary Beal and her husband David Weaverling-Beal,
Stephen Beal and his mother-in-law Donna Beal.
Memorial for Mick will be held at his home on the North Fork
at a later date. Serving
the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.