Wallace Duane Everson
Oct 6, 1923 – Apr 12, 2010
Wallace Duane Everson Wally left us unexpectedly on April 12, 2010 at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington. Wally was born on October 6, 1923 in Velva, North Dakota; the eldest of six sons born to Lela and Ralph Everson. As a boy, he lived with his family in Minnesota prior to moving to Washington. He attended Kent schools and served in the US Army during WWII. He was employed by Seattle Transit; by the Boeing Company for 20 years during which time he met and married his wife Pearl; he owned and operated the Jet Stream Bus Lines; was employed by Western Tours; and Metro Transit. He retired from Metro Transit in 1986 where he had been an Operator and a Service Supervisor. He was a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local #587 and life time member of the Masonic Order Verity Lodge #59 of Kent. Wally enjoyed some traveling, sports especially the Mariners and golf. He was a craftsman and built the family home from the ground up. He was a gentle, hard working man who thrived in the simpler things of life asking little of anyone for himself. He was a 'dapper' quick-witted man who loved his family with heart and soul always offering a 'playful smile and a big wave'.
Wally is survived by his wife of 60 years, Pearl; sons Thomas Bobbie Everson and Kenneth Neta Welever; daughters Bonnie Moss and Lynn Matteoni Norman Tony Fowler; grandchildren Katrina Hill, Brandy Clift, Jesse Everson, Shannon Gonzales, Deanna Hines, Jerry Everson, Lorraine Lopez, Rebecca Moss, Sarah Moss, Don Welever, Bonnie Ann Welever, Karl Green, and Anna Green; many great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; brothers Eugene Everson, Ralph Carol Everson, Ardith Everson, and Dean Sherryle Everson; brother-in-law Thor Johnson Helen Phillips; aunts and uncles, numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Wally was preceded in death by his father Ralph Everson 1968, his brother Darrell Everson 1990, his son Wallace D. Everson Jr. 'Kipp' 1991 his mother Lela Everson 1993.
Wally was the family 'Rock'; loved, respected and cherished by all.
'Husband', 'Dad', 'Papa', 'Brother' and 'Friend' you are missed greatly!
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