Nanwalek resident and Alaska Native Linda P. Evans died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at home in Nanwalek. She was 44.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Sts. Sergius-Herman of Valaam Russian Orthodox Church in Nanwalek. Father Sergie Active officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Evans was born Oct. 15, 1961, in Bethel. She graduated high school and worked as a lactation consultant and CHR for Chugachmuit, administrator for the Nanwalek IRA Council and a fee agent at home for the Department of Public Assistance.
She was Russian Orthodox and enjoyed crafts, sewing, gardening, birds and flowers.
“She was a wonderful wife and loving mom to her kids and grandbabies. She always made the best of times. She loved everyone and was always loving and caring. She was very proud of her culture and was a beautiful woman both inside and out. Her memory will be eternal and she will be missed dearly.
“Her parents, brother, sisters and other relatives are also going to miss her dearly. We all have very fond, happy and loving memories of her,” her family wrote.
Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her sister, Martha Jimmy.
She is survived by her husband, Vincent L. Evans; daughters, Candace Demas, Sweetie and Sissy Evans; sons, Kadeon and Kurtis Evans, all of Nanwalek; parents, Rapheal and Vivian Jimmy of Mountain Village; brothers, Stanislaus Jimmy of Emmonak, Michael Jimmy of Bethel, Ralph and Raymond Jimmy of Nanwalek; sisters, Maria Moore of Anchorage, Rachel Jimmy and Lena Joe of Mountain Village, and Berdella Jimmy of Nanwalek; grandsons, Severan and James Demas of Nanwalek; granddaughter, Sura Demas of Nanwalek; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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