Julee Jo Evans-Hodgson, 64, of Maple Grove, Minnesota passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at her home. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021, followed by a noon memorial service at the Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 34 Second St. NE, Osseo, Minnesota. There will be a luncheon to follow at 1 p.m. at Edinburgh Golf Course, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Final interment will be at Carroll Cemetery, Carroll, Iowa, at a later date. Please send condolences and/or share any memories of Julee with the family on the “tribute wall” at www.evansnordby.com.
Julee’s memorial service will be livestreamed via Zoom at this link. The passcode is: Julee
Julee was born August 16, 1956 in Carroll, Iowa to Bill and Lois Evans. A graduate of Carroll High School, Julee especially enjoyed her participation in cheerleading, acting in dramatic productions, and she was a member of the Ellerbroeck’s Teen Board. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and taught middle and high school English for many years. Julee loved discussing films and books, decorating her home, and especially cherished the many years with her beagle, Rudy. According to her, the greatest achievement in life was being a mother. She always made a point to go out of her way to make others feel welcomed and included. There was a true zero-bullying policy in the classroom of “Mrs. E-H.” We will always remember her old-school, fun-loving spirit and heart of gold.
Julee is survived by her children Nash (Brittany) Evans-Hodgson of Maple Grove, Minnesota, and Alee (Andrew) Gill of Temecula, California, her grandchildren Daxton and Leah Gill, her mother Lois Evans of Scottsdale, Arizona, her sisters, Kristee (Jim) McGuirl of Batavia, New York, Holly Evans of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Beth (Dave) Halpern of Scottsdale, Arizona and uncles Roger (Bev) Prescott of Superior, Wisconsin, and Dan (Bonnie) Prescott of Bettendorf, Iowa. Julee was preceded in death by her father Bill Evans and sister Robin Evans as well as two beloved dogs, Jafar and Rudy.
If you would like to honor Julee’s memory, please consider donating to The Bill Evans Foundation for Kids, c/o Ann Wilson, 321 E. Pleasant Ridge Rd. Carroll, Iowa 51401.