Eva Irene Main
January 2, 2019
Eva Irene Main went home to heaven on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at the age of 94.
She was born Oct. 11, 1924, in Dupree, S.D. She was the daughter of Claude and Ella (Lammert) Main. She grew up on the family farm north of Dupree. She attended eight years of elementary school at the Main School and in May of 1942 she graduated from the Dupree High School. The following summer she attended the Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish.
After several years of teaching, Eva returned to college and graduated Cum Laude in May of 1971 with a B.S. Degree in Education. She taught school in Ziebach County, the Redelm School, and Dupree Elementary School. On Jan. 16, 1945, Eva was united in marriage to Wallace Brams at the Congregational Church in Dupree. To this union was born three daughters: Patricia, Kathy, and Carlene. Following their marriage they lived in Dupree until 1948 when they moved to the Brams Family Ranch. The ranch was located on Pretty Creek, 12 miles north of Dupree, and they farmed and ranched there for many years. In 1997, they retired and moved into Belle Fourche, S.D., where they enjoyed living by their lifelong friends, Gwyn and Jessie Jewett. Wallace died in 2011 and for the past two years, Eva has been a resident at the Crook County Long Term Care Center in Sundance, Wyo.
Eva was a fun-loving woman who enjoyed music and dancing. She was loving, selfless and a woman of faith. She enjoyed traveling, playing card games, and she loved her children and grandchildren very much. She was patriotic and a faithful Republican. One of Eva's blessings was the joy of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her church, community, and the many students she taught over the years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Wallace Brams; one brother, Earl; and one infant sister, Marcella Pearl.
She is survived by her three daughters, Patricia (Marlin) Main, of Aladdin, Wyo., Kathy (Mike) Moorman, of Riverton, Wyo., and Carlene (Jeff) Hayward, of Glasgow, Mont .; five grandchildren, Jeff (Holly) Main, of Aladdin, Juliet Main, of Washington D.C., Matthew (Colleen) Moorman, of Riverton, Brett (Kristen) Moorman, of Amherst, N.Y. and Sydney Hayward, of Glasgow; five great-grandchildren (and one on the way), Anika, Lydia, and Joshua Main of Aladdin, and Madalyn and Max Moorman, of Riverton; two sisters, Hazel Stadel, of Rapid City and Shirley Martian, of Downey, Calif .; one nephew, Alvin Stadel, of Park City, Mont .; and one niece, Myrna Smith, of Owanka, S.D.
Eva's life was celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche. Visitation was held 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. Interment took place at Pine Slope Cemetery.
Friends may leave written condolences and view her video tribute at: http://www.funeralhomeofthenorthernhills.com.