HAZEL C. EVANS

Hazel

 

   Hazel C. (Mrs. John S.) Evans, age 66, of Faribault, died on Saturday, November 15, 2008, at her daughterís home in Prior Lake.
   Services will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Faribault, with the Reverend Allan Nelson, officiating. Interment will be held in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.
   Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 from 3 to 7 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.
   Hazel Clarine, the daughter of Ernest and Mable Handeland was born on January 20, 1942 in Austin. She attended country school and graduated from Austin High School. She attended Wartburg and Waldorf Colleges and later received her masterís degree in Math. She taught school in Iowa and later at Faribault Junior High School for 30 years. She married John S. Evans on December 18, 1971 and he preceded her in death on October 3, 2003. She was very active in volunteering in her community and church.
   She is survived by her daughter, Melissa (and Bryan) Smith of Prior Lake; two grandchildren, Julia Smith of Fargo, ND and Devin Smith of Prior Lake; her mother, Mable Handeland of Austin; four siblings, Ione (and Duane Linsey) Johnson of Bemidji, Elaine (and Dave) Macy of Mission Viejo, CA, Cynthia (and The Reverend Bruce) Hannem of Nisswa and Gordon (and Donna) Handeland of Austin; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, John; and her father, Ernest Handeland.


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name:
Karen Jaeger
Email:
birdshore@cox.net
Date:
Tuesday November 18, 2008

Memories

I am sorry to hear of Hazel's life coming to an end all too soon. She was a delight to work with at the junior high. She always had a humorous outlook on the dimmest of situations and a lovely smile on her face. May God bless your memories of her in your hearts. My prayers are with you.

Name:
Mary Hacker
Email:
linneal7@hickorytech.net
Date:
Tuesday November 18, 2008

Memories

My son Neal had Hazel for a math teacher in middle school (1994-95). He and a friend would stay after school for help. When I would pick him up- he would say- "Mrs. Evans makes the math easy." She was a good teacher and "got through" to my son. Her family is in my prayers. God Bless. Mary

Name:
Judy Christenson
Email:
courtroomwhisper@yahoo.com
Date:
Monday November 17, 2008

Memories

As children we would climb the tree at Grandma and Grandpa Handeland, play softball in the pasture without running over a cow pie, play cards on the bed, move bales of hay around in the barn to make a fort. She wrote a history of our grandfather and gave a copy to all the cousins. Hazel was my cousin and my friend. I will miss her.

Name:
Carolyn Gilbertson
Email:
gibstandc@yahoo.com
Date:
Monday November 17, 2008

Memories

Hazel was just the best cousin! It was fun to be in her presence because laughter would always bubble from that spirit of goodwill she carried in her heart. I have admired her sense of humor and joy in learning new things. As a child, she taught me how to save the frosting on the cake for last. Enough is as good as a feast! Love to all of you, Carolyn