Evelyn Jean “Evie” Drummond

Posted 1/24/20

Evelyn Jean “Evie” Drummond was born on June 16, 1988 in Crystal City, Missouri. She grew up in De Soto, Missouri and it was here where she developed a lifelong passion for playing softball. She …

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Evelyn Jean “Evie” Drummond was born on June 16, 1988 in Crystal City, Missouri. She grew up in De Soto, Missouri and it was here where she developed a lifelong passion for playing softball. She lived and breathed softball, starting in youth softball and played shortstop for the De Soto Senior High School Dragons. In 2006, she graduated from high school and having earned a softball scholarship, she continued playing at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. Evie was a strong and independent woman, who was determined and dedicated athlete. She once turned the rare feat of a triple play. Her two brothers reminisce of practicing with her and their sore hands that came along with catching her incredibly hard thrown balls.

In April 2010, Evie joined the U.S. Air Force and through dedication and exemplary service, she rose to the rank of Technical Sergeant while serving in the security forces. She served two tours overseas in both Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan in the Global War on Terrorism earning numerous awards and commendations for her service and leadership.

On May 22, 2015, Evie married the love of her life, Lindsey Marie Rujawitz in Pensacola, Florida.

Upon mustering out of the Air Force in 2018, Evie has continued serving her country and was still a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

Her love and passion for softball continued during her service in the Air Force and beyond. She continued playing shortstop and other positions as needed in softball leagues in Florida.

In 2016, Evie and Lindsey moved to the Katy, Texas area.

Evelyn Jean “Evie” Drummond passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in her home in Katy, Texas surrounded by her family. Evie had an intoxicating smile and an infectious laugh. She had a generous, caring and loving heart that brought tremendous joy to so many. She will always be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

She is survived by her wife, Lindsey Rujawitz Drummond of Katy; her mother and stepfather, Lauren & Ed Juliette of De Soto, Missouri; brothers, Jarod Drummond and his wife Lauren of Festus, Missouri and Ben Drummond and his wife Kelly of Valles Mines, Missouri; stepsisters, Cassi Coleman and her husband Eric of Richwoods, Missouri and Kayla Robinson and her husband Ryan of De Soto, Missouri; her parents-in-law, Tony and Lori Rujawitz of Edwardsville, Illinois; brothers-in-law, Tyler Rujawitz and his wife Abbey of Alhambra, Illinois and Tate Rujawitz of Edwardsville, Illinois; ten nieces and nephews and one on the way; numerous aunts, uncles and other loving family members and many friends; as well as her beloved dogs, Boston, Brooklyn, and Buster; and a precious and devoted cat, Storm, who refused to leave Evie’s side during her illness.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Raymond Drummond on February 19, 2001.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway Chapel, in Katy, where a vigil service and rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. with Mr. Paul Guidry reciting. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway Chapel, in Katy, with Chaplain Daniel Schramm officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Houston National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her two brothers, Jarod Drummond and Ben Drummond, her nephew, Braxton Drummond, and her friends, Jonathan Dula, Blaine Savage, and Jacob See.

Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250, www.DAV.org or to the Greenawalds Service, P.O. Box 841095, Houston, TX 77284, www.GreenawaldsService.com an organization dedicated to providing PTSD service dogs to veterans and assisting homeless veterans.

To express condolences, please visit www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net

Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home at 1344 W. Grand Parkway South ~ Katy, Texas 77494 ~ (281) 391-2424.

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