Obituary: Doug Evers

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4/13/1966 – 9/14/2021
Douglas D. Evers of Derby, Ks, age 55, died in his home on September 14, 2021.

Doug was born in Lawrence, KS on April 13, 1966 to Lona Marie Holman Evers and Roger Evers. Doug grew up in Lawrence, enjoying various sports. He played basketball for Lawrence High and graduated from there in 1984 before joining the Navy. During his 8 years of service in the Navy, he famously learned to discipline himself with lists and time management techniques. He used what he learned in the Navy to help him obtain a Bachelors degree from Emporia State University in Education with a double major in Physical Education and Business Education. He later obtained a Masters degree from Benedictine College and began working on his Doctorate in School Administration. He worked the last 14 years at Mulvane High School as the Athletic Director, Assistant Principal, and basketball coach. In his spare time, he obtained his realtors license and joined JP Weigand in 2018.

Doug was a devoted son, brother, uncle, friend, coach, teacher, and colleague. He enjoyed visiting, spending time with and caring for family and friends. His hobbies included going to auctions and collecting antiques, having morning coffee with friends, playing cards, going to the casino, coaching, and watching sports. He seemed to enjoy diving into difficult situations as a negotiator and problem-solver. He could tackle most any challenge with confidence, practical steps, and humor; making him a person who was sought in times of distress. He was always eager to learn new skills, teaching himself many that would help him complete projects that had been completely unfamiliar to him. He was independent, but enjoyed meeting new people and learning from them.

He is survived by his mother, Lona Marie Thoene; his father and stepmother, Roger and Carolyn Evers; his brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Rawya Evers; his brother and sister-in-law, Todd and Emily Trullinger; his brother, Ryan Trullinger; his step brothers, Rich Duncan and Aaron Gaddis; his step-sister, Leah Gaddis; his nieces and nephews, Daniel, Eden, Jasmine, and Joseph Evers, Landon, Kyler, and Jaxton Trullinger, and Gwen, Adeline, and Ilana Deters; many loved cousins from the Evers and Holman families, along with countless other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Mary Holman and Claude and Dorothy Evers; his aunt, Shirley Becker; and his step-father, Jerry Trullinger.

A Celebration of life ceremony is scheduled for 4:00pm-7:00pm on Oct. 16, 2021 at Chicken N Pickle in Wichita, KS (Visit this link for celebration details). In lieu of flowers, donations and condolences can be offered to the Douglas Evers Memorial Foundation at Carson Bank.

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