OBITUARY

MAJ Evans Alexander Hanson

April 8, 1978November 21, 2013
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Evans Alexander Hanson, 35, of Houston, TX, died on November 21st, 2013 in Dongducheon, South Korea.

He was born, April 8th, 1978, to David Andrew Hanson and Anne Lytle Parker. Evans graduated from Lamar High School in 1996, received a BA in International Relations and Economics from the University of Southern California in 2000, an MA in Public Policy from Georgetown University in 2009, and an MA in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 2012. He married Jamie Lynn Pursel from Yerington, NV, in 2001, and they lived together wherever the Army sent them before relocating to South Korea in 2012. Evans was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Field Artillery in 2000, and earned the rank of Major in 2010. Major Hanson served two combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, earning the bronze star medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal.

Major Hanson is survived by his wife, Jamie Lynn Hanson, his daughters, Janice Elena (10) and Alexandria Marie (7), his father, David, his mother, Anne, and many, many friends.

Services will be held at Crawford-Bowers Chapel, Killeen, TX, on Thursday, December 5th, at 1pm CST. Visitation will be at the same location on Wednesday, December 4th, from 6-8pm. A celebration of Evans’ life will follow — details will be announced at the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Fisher House (www.fisherhouse.org) or the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 5, 2013
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Terry Bryson

October 7, 2016

Jamie, I taught with you and was at the wedding. I just came across this. I am saddened and you and yours will be in my prayers. Terry Bryson

Gina Angulo

May 1, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, both military and blood. I only met him once, but he was an impressive man even from way back. I thank you for your sacrifice, and may God Bless you and all those around you.

Micah Nodine

December 30, 2013

Saddened beyond words...it was a great year of debates ad discussions at SAMS. RIP bother, warrior, friend...

Lt Col Micah

Earl Chambers

December 17, 2013

Sir, you rode your bicycle into work everyday with 8th Army G5 on Yongsan. Always dedicated to the tasks at hand and fully engaged with your peers. I hope the many smiles I was able to put on your face helped you as much as it helped me. If you need any computer help, give me a yell.

Jeremy Cook

December 16, 2013

Scott Adam

December 16, 2013

He was my commander on my first tour to Iraq and a great man. He will be missed but his memories will live on. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Susan Adam

December 16, 2013

Jamie there are no words to express how sorry I am for you and your whole families loss. I always remember you both from our first duty station at Ft. Hood. I never knew you were from Sugar Land as we came from Rosenberg. Again my deepest sympathy for your loss.

Leah Holden

December 12, 2013

Rest in peace, Major Hanson. Thank you for your service and may God bless and comfort the Hanson family.

December 8, 2013

Evans was my lieutenant, my leader and my friend. He will be sorely missed. The world has truly lost a great man. Jamie and the girls are always in our hearts. God bless you Evans and the entire Hanson family.

The Dudeks

Mark Dudek

December 8, 2013

Evans was my lieutenant, my leader and my friend. He will be sorely missed. The world has truly lost a great man. Jamie and the girls are always in our hearts. God bless you Evans and the entire Hanson family.

The Dudeks