Marjorie J Evans, age 90, of Staples and Sylvan Lake, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Marge was born on October 20, 1928 in Bowesmont, ND to Robert & Bee (Walker) Somers. She lived in Downer, MN during her elementary school years, and in Grafton, ND during high school, from which she graduated. Marge received her college degree from Mayville State College, where she met Mark Evans. They were married on June 12, 1949 in Grafton. Marge obtained her master’s degree in education from Bemidji State University. She taught elementary school in Portland, ND, Sebeka, and Staples. Marge also taught music for four years at 17 rural schools in Todd county. Marge taught workshops for creating educational training materials for elementary teachers, which were offered to teachers in several states for Continuing Education Credit. Marge retired from teaching after 33 years in the Staples School District.
Marge was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church, a Director-At-Large in the State of Minnesota Retired Teachers Educators Association, and a member of the Bosom Buddies cancer organization.
Marge is survived by her son, Dr. David Evans (Dr. Katherine Tomsich-Evans) of Colorado; daughter-in-law, Deborah Schlichting of Edina, MN and grandchildren: Corwin, Kendric, Garion, Katryna, Mackenzie and Erin.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mark Evans, Sr., and son, Dr. Mark Evans, Jr.
A memorial service for Marge will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:30PM at Faith Lutheran Church of Staples. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:30 – 2:30PM. Interment will be at Mayville Cemetery in Mayville ND, at a later date.
Memorials to: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, or Faith Lutheran Church.