Evan Evans, 83, retired executive director of the National Aerospace Education Council, died in a nursing home in Fort Myers, Fla., on July 17. He had cancer.

Mr. Evans came to Washington in 1955 to become executive director of the council, then the National Aviation Education Council. He retired in 1966.

He served as a delegate to meetings of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale in Moscow, Tel Aviv and Paris, and served on the organization's aviation education committee.

He was a member of the Natural Aeronautics Association, the National Aviation Club, and the Aviation/Space Writers Association.

Mr. Evans was a native of Carl Junction, Mo., and a graduate of Baker University in Baldwin, Kan. He eraned a master's degree in school administration at the University of Chicago. He served with the Army during World War I.

Before coming to Washington, he had been a teacher and school administrator in Kansas. He had been president of the Kansas Teachers Association and had served as chairman of the aviation committee of the American Association of School Administrators.

He had lived in Arlington where he was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and president of the Mount Olivet Church Foundation, before moving to Fort Myers Beach, Fla., in 1970.

Mr. Evans belonged to the American Legion and Rotary International.

Survivors include his wife, the former Kathleen Clinton, of Fort Myers Beach, and a daughter, Elizabeth Evans of New York City.