Martha Ellen Evans died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, following a very short but gallant fight with cancer. She was 30 years old.
She was born March 11, 1977, to Darrell W. and Teresa M. Evans at Holyoke, Colo. She graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1995, as the class Salutatorian. In high school she was involved with 4-H and FFA and became interested in raising cattle.
She graduated from McCook Community College in 1997 and the University of Wyoming in Laramie in 1999. She worked at the IBP Meat Plant in Lexington from 2000 -- 2004 and then worked for Fairbanks-Case/IH International Farm Equipment as a parts person.
She enjoyed gardening (especially growing sunflowers), photography and woodworking. Martha crafted wooden chests, and raised cattle. In Eustis, she was a volunteer T-Ball coach and served on the EMT Rescue crew.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, and an uncle, Harold Evans.
Survivors include her parents, Darrell and Terri of Palisade; brothers, Kiley Evans of Laramie, Wyo, and Scott and wife, Margie of Indianola; a sister, LuAnn and husband, Rod Rector of Wauneta; a grandfather, C.J. Donaldson of Anaheim, Calif..; and a nephew Duncan and nieces, Ayla and Cameo.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Eustis with Pastor Fay Ann Blaylock and Rev. Tess Hufford officiating. Burial will be in the Hayes Center Cemetery at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in her name.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m. at the Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook. Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.