Julia Elizabeth Evans was born September 18, 1907 in Aurora County, SD to Charles and Kate (Michaels) Thomas. She grew up and attended school in Aurora County. On September 28, 1937 she married Herbert Evans in White Lake. They farmed north of White Lake for many years and then moved to Plankinton in 1997. She was a resident of the Aurora Brule Nursing Home in White Lake since 1999. She had been a member of the White Lake Presbyterian Church and the Plankinton Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by two daughters: Carol Doner and husband, Al of Wasilla, AK, Norma Nielsen and husband, G. Howard of Brookings, SD; four grandchildren: Stephen Doner, Wasilla, AK, Catherine Doner, Seattle, WA, Stan Nielsen and wife, Patti, Mitchell, SD; Eric Nielsen and wife, Barb, Peoria, IL; five great-grandchildren: Andrea Johnson and husband, Grant, Matthew Nielsen, Emily, Nikki and Brianna Nielsen and one great-great-grandchild, Carson Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert on June 11, 1998 and one brother, William Thomas and one sister, Margaret Campbell.