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.

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