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Christopher A. Evans

Christopher Allen Evans, 13, of Rapid City, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Chris’ life was cut short by a tragic accident.

Chris was born February 12, 1992, in Rapid City, to Stan and Cathy (Bowers) Evans. Chris attended Pinedale Elementary School in Rapid City, and was entering the eighth grade at West Middle School. “Chris was the best son any parent could ever ask for.” He was a good student, who loved math. In his younger years, Chris was involved in Boy Scouts and swimming. He also enjoyed basketball, baseball, track and cross-country. His first love though, was soccer. Chris was a member of the Rushmore Soccer Club U-13 team. For the past two years, Chris was a carrier for the Rapid City Journal, a responsibility he took very seriously.

Survivors include his parents, Stan and Cathy Evans of Rapid City; his sister, Trisha Andera of Rapid City, and her daughter, Alexa; paternal grandparents, Robert and Verona Evans of Midland, SD; maternal grandparents, Joel and Carol Bowers of Chamberlain, SD; aunt, Janet Evans of Rapid City and her children, Harmony, Seth and Leah Anderson; aunt and uncle, Melanie and Ross Jones of Rapid City, and their children, Cassie and Kalli Jones; aunt and uncle, Allen and Traci Evans of Sioux Falls, SD, and their children Tiahnna and Taylor Evans; and aunt and uncle, Kent and Cindy Lohman of Rapid City, and their daughter, Rhea Lohman.

Chris was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Helen and Oscar Merkle, Hazel and Stanley Evans, Mary and Lyle Whitney, and Winifred and Joseph Bowers, and his cousin, Dakota Anderson.

Funeral services were held at South Canyon Lutheran Church, on Wednesday, July 27, with burial at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City.

“Chris will be remembered for his kind heart, great smile and love of soccer. Chris was deeply loved by all his family and friends. We will all miss him. We are very grateful for being able to share the 13 years of his life.”

Family and friends may offer condolences in the online guest book at www.kirkfuneralhome. com

A memorial has been established by the family in Chris’ honor.