Margaret Arlene Evans Margaret Arlene Evans, born March 28, 1934, went to the Lord on October 24, 2017. Laid to rest November 1, 2017. Arlene spent most of her life in Avondale, Goodyear and the Buckeye area prior to retiring to Peeples & Chino Valley. Her last few years were spent back here in the Valley. Arlene and her husband Emory were the founders and owners of the Original Cowpuncher Steakhouse, Buckeye before selling in 1976. They also built and owned through her life The Estrella Rendezvous Steakhouse in the Estrella Mountains, the Owls Nest in Avondale and the Drifter Steakhouse in Peeples Valley and worked several years as Hostess for the Red Lobster in Prescott. She was full of life, loved her family and wanted to take care of everyone. Her passion was cooking and baking. She loved to entertain and enjoyed family gatherings and being around people. Arlene loved the outdoors, camping, hunting and especially Jeep rides. She was a member of the Eastern Stars, ladies Shriner auxiliary and the West Valley Soroptimist Women ’ s organization. Preceded in death by her husband Emory R. Evans, Son Rodney Guy Evans, and grandson Joshua Shane Evans. She is survived by her daughters Brenda Byassee (Joe) and Roxanne Shamblin (Bob); 5 Grandchildren; 11 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great-Great grandchildren; Sisters, Nellie Yvonne “ Bonnie ” Madden and Beverly Stamper Brother Leland Doyle Shunk; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Published on  December 11, 2017