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Shaina Patrice Evans, 20, passed away June 27, 2010, near Lewistown, Mont., as a result of a motor vehicle accident. She was born Feb. 28, 1990, in Havre, Mont., to Gary and Linda (Vercruyssen) Evans.

After a short stay in Havre, Shaina's family moved to Champagne, Ill., where she began her early education. In 1997 the family moved to Kalispell and then in 1999 to North Platte, Neb. Moving back to Kalispell in 2001, Shaina attended school at Trinity Lutheran Elementary, and then ninth grade at the middle school, before going on to graduate from Flathead High School in 2008.

Shaina was a star athlete, lettering in basketball, softball and her favorite, volleyball. She also competed on the swim team her junior year, while she was recuperating from a knee injury.

Shaina was very outgoing, friendly and energetic. She had an infectious enthusiasm and a caring way that drew people to her. She also had the honor of being selected homecoming queen in her senior year. After graduation, Shaina went on to attend Montana State University-Northern on a volleyball scholarship. She loved the outdoors and was studying biology so that she could pursue a career with the Fish, Wildlife and Parks or the Bureau of Land Management.

Shaina was preceded in death by her grandfather, Linda's father, Leonard Vercruyssen; and an uncle, Gary's brother, Scott Evans.

She is survived by her parents, Gary and Linda Evans of Kalispell; two sisters, Nikki and Kallie; her grandparents, Russ and Kay Evans of Havre and Barb and Gary Kropp of Kalispell; aunt and uncles, Daryl and Vicki Ness and their daughters, Jennifer and Jacquelyne of Albuquerque; Kim and Cal Wirtzberger and their sons, Danny (Katie) and Patch of Havre; and Russ and Lynette Evans and their sons, Dillon, Josh and Tyler of Minneapolis; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Shaina will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Greg DeMuth officiating.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Chapel.

The family suggest memorial gifts be sent to MSUNorthern, Shaina Evans Volleyball Scholarship Fund:

P. O. Box 7751, Havre, MT 59501.

Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home is caring for Shaina's family.

You are invited to go to http://www.jgfuneralhome.com to offer condolences and sign Shaina's guest book.


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