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Russell Evans

Russell Evans obituary photoRussell Evans, age 81, of Huron, died Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the SunQuest Healthcare Center at Huron.  His funeral service was at 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 24th at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Crippen, Rev. Linda Evans and Rev. Franklin Evans, officiating.  Burial was at 10:00 AM Wednesday at the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery with military rites by the Huron Veterans Council.  In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the First United Methodist Church.

Russell Boyd Evans was born on September 23, 1928, to Franklin and Mona (Moody) Evans at Huron.  He graduated from Huron High School in 1949.  On November 10, 1950, Russell joined the United States Army, serving in Germany.  He was honorably discharged on October 30, 1952.

On March 11, 1954, he married Nixola V. Rairdin at Huron.

Russell was employed by Verschoor Chevrolet and the Bureau of Reclamation.  He then joined US West Qwest as a lineman.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Beadle Bums Camping Club, and American Legion.  He enjoyed woodworking, making shelves and furniture.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents; one son, John in 1996; and two sisters and three brothers-in-law, Lois and Robert Weikum and Jean and Henry Nickel and Russell Hunt.

Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife, Nikki of Huron; five children, Russell A. (Lisa) Evans of Castle Rock, Colorado, Rev. Linda Evans of Woodstock, Georgia, Nancy (Dave) Houlihan of Renner, South Dakota, Rev. Franklin Evans of Phoenix, Arizona and Lisa McCrary of Alpharetta, Georgia; seventeen grandchildren, Chris Evan, Tom (Joy) Evans, Abby Houlihan, Todd (Heidi) Evans, Brian Evans, Shannon Evans, Shaun Evans, Russ (Dawn) Evans, Cherish Evans, Jason (Soonnam) Evans, Jennifer (Austin) DeBrito, Shaunna (Andy) Fretwell, and Jessica, Joshua, Abram, Emma and Joseph McCrary; eleven great-grandchildren, Kinsey, Jenna and Carsen Evans, Samantha and Lilian Evans, Tylor and Evan Houlihan, Memphis Prins, Dylan and Kayla Evans, and Aiden DeBritto; and one sister, Florence Hunt of Huron.

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