James E. Evenson, 62, a resident of Palouse, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019, at his home in Palouse from an apparent heart attack.

Jim was born Aug. 17, 1956 in Chewelah, Wash., to Ronald and Sharon (McGinnis) Evenson.

Jim attended his schooling in Anaheim, Calif., and graduated from Katella High School in 1974.

Jim was married and later divorced.

He enlisted in the United States Army on Aug. 8, 1982, and was discharged on May 10, 1995, as a retired staff sergeant after 13 years of service.

Jim moved to Palouse in 1996, and later started working for the United States Postal Service in Moscow as a postal clerk. He was still working for the post office at the time of his death.

Jim loved watching NASCAR racing, watching the TV series “Game of Thrones,” was an avid videogamer and loved Mariner Baseball.

Survivors include two sons, Jason Evenson (Sara), of Fort Benning, Ga., and Jared Evenson, of Liberty Lake, Wash.; his mother Sharon McGinnis, of Palouse; one brother, Casey Evenson, of Anaheim, Calif.; one sister, Katrina Shelton, of Palouse. Jim is also survived by five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Palouse Federated Church with Rev. Corey Laughary officiating. Potlatch Post No. 10300 VFW Potlatch and the United States Army Honor Guard will perform full military honors.

Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse has been entrusted with caring for the Evenson family. You are invited to leave condolences and order flowers for the family at www.kramercares.com

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