Evelyn Mae Anderson
Evelyn Mae Anderson passed away peacefully on August 11, 2016, at the age of 90 in Swedish-Edmonds Hospital located in the very town where she had grown up. Her family were some of the original settlers to the town of Edmonds, Wash. with Bell Street named after her grandparents.
Evelyn was born on March 13, 1926, to Lester and Margaret Wilson and worked hard in academics and was very involved in school activities. As Class President and editor of the Echo school newspaper, she was Salutatorian and addressed her class during the graduation ceremony.
After high school Evelyn attended Virginia Mason Hospital School of Nursing where she met and married William Boyd Anderson, the brother of her close friend BettyJo. Bill’s other siblings, Don and his wife, Lena, Sharon, and Shirley would be their close friends throughout their lives along with Evelyn’s sister, Helen. Kathleen and Richard were born in short order and after buying a newly built house in the suburbs of Edmonds the birth of Barbara would complete the family.
Evelyn began to work a few years later for Stevens Hospital, eventually retiring after 25 years in the maternity unit. During those years she enjoyed many trips to the family cabin on the Cascade River, as well as cruises and trips to various parts of the world.
Sorrow would come when the oldest daughter, Kathy developed breast cancer at the young age of 28, and died after a three year battle leaving behind her young son, Jeff and husband, Greg Staats. As with life, joy also came with the birth of Amanda to daughter, Barbara and Dave Hagen, and a few months later Ryan born to her son, Rick and wife, Ruth. More grandchildren would arrive with the births of Christopher, Richelle, and Katey.
After 53 years of marriage Bill passed in May of 2001. Evelyn was able to live the remainder of her life enjoying independence in her retirement community and having the love and support of her family. With joy Evelyn would see her great grandchildren, Hazel and Luke. She will be deeply missed.