Evans Alexander Hanson

Services for Maj. Evans Alexander Hanson, 35, of Houston, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Crawford-Bowers Chapel in Killeen. A celebration of Evans’ life will follow; details will be announced at the service.

Mr. Hanson, 35, of Houston, died Nov. 21, 2013, in Dongducheon, South Korea. He was born April 8, 1978, to David Andrew Hanson and Anne Lytle Parker.

Mr. Hanson graduated from Lamar High School in 1996, received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the University of Southern California in 2000, a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Georgetown University in 2009, and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 2012.

He married Jamie Lynn Pursel from Yerington, Nev., in 2001, and they lived together wherever the Army sent them before relocating to South Korea in 2012. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in field artillery in 2000, and earned the rank of major in 2010.

Maj. 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.

Survivors include his wife, Jamie Lynn Hanson; his daughters, Janice Elena, 10, and Alexandria Marie, 7; his father, David; his mother, Anne; and many, many friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Fisher House at www.fisherhouse.org or the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford-Bowers Chapel in Killeen. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of arrangements.

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