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(J.R.H. 109)

Whereas, Donna E. Evans was a native of Columbus, Indiana and had happily called Vermont home for the last three decades, and

Whereas, after completing her undergraduate degree at Ball State University in Indiana, she commenced her pedagogic career at her hometown high school, and

Whereas, after Donna settled in Vermont in 1968, she continued her work as a teacher, first at Burlington High School, and later at Middlebury High School, and

Whereas, after earning her Master's degree in education from the University of Vermont, she was appointed as the Director of the Human Services Program at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center, and

Whereas, recognizing the importance of a solid educational beginning, she started the Addison kindergarten in her own home, and

Whereas, in addition to her professional responsibilities, Donna was an active volunteer and leader in Vermont 4-H, the American Cancer Society and the Champlain Valley Christian Reform Church, and

Whereas, she had served on the Vermont State Republican Committee, and

Whereas, most importantly, her friendship and kindness, as exemplified by her many volunteer commitments, were greatly treasured by her many friends, colleagues and students, and

Whereas, her all-too-early death has left an irreplaceable void, especially with her daughters Edye and Marti, her foster daughter Penny and her husband of 30 years, Richard, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its condolences to the family and many friends of Donna E. Evans, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Richard Evans in Panton.