Evelyn Kjosen, 81, of Stanley, North Dakota, formerly a Uvalde-rooted Winter Texan, died on Oct. 2, 2017, at the Mountrail County Medical Center in Stanley, North Dakota.
She was born on Aug. 17, 1936, in Tioga, North Dakota to Hilma (Haroldson) and Henry Bakken.
She graduated from Tioga High School, attended college and obtained a degree in education. Kjosen taught school in Parshall, Tioga and White Earth, North Dakota.
She married Merrel Kjosen in September of 1963 at Trinity Lutheran Church; the couple resided in Tioga, North Dakota. Later they moved and lived for almost 50 years on a farm near White Earth, North Dakota.
She was an active member of the First Lutheran Church in White Earth, North Dakota. She was known to be a great cook and baker, making several wedding cakes and Norwegian delicacies, which she shared at Christmas time. She also enjoyed crafting. The couple spent 32 winters in Uvalde, where they made many friends.
Kjosen is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; one cousin, Selmer Myren of Tioga, North Dakota; four brothers-in-law; and one sister-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Harold Bakken and DeRay Bakken; three sisters, Marion Davidson, Esther Norstedt, and Ina Cash; and one sister-in-law.
A visitation was held at the Springan-Stevenson Funeral Home in Stanley, North Dakota. A funeral service was held on Oct. 9, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in White Earth, North Dakota.