Ralph Everson was born in Minneapolis Minnesota, March 5th 1926 to Ralph & Lela Everson. He joined his 2 brothers Wally & Gene. Ralph & Lela eventually had 6 boys. When Ralph was 3 years old the family moved to Bellevue. He went to several schools in the Kent & Tukwila area where his family farmed over the years. The family had to sell their home in Tukwila as Southcenter was being built. Their home was located where Macy’s sets today. Ralph worked for The Boeing Company until he went into the army where he served 2 years, serving in France & Germany. After being discharged from the army he was reinstated with Boeing.
He married Lolly Tachell in 1949, they had a daughter Judy, in 1951. They built a beautiful brick home in the Sea-Tac area where they entertained family & friends. A favorite game they all played was Pinochle. He owned several apartment houses throughout the years as an investment & enjoyed keeping them in tip top shape.
The Everson family was a very close knit family, having dinner every Sunday with the whole family playing games everyone could join in on. As older adults they had what they called The Brother’s Dinner. Once a month on Wednesday everyone gathered at Ardy’s home bringing a salad or desert to share. Lots of laughter & happy times were had.
In 1980 he married Carol Freeman. They both worked for The Boeing Company until his retirement in 1985. They stayed active in the Hillside Church in Kent for most of their married life where they had many duties & enjoyed the people & made many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Lela & his father Ralph, brothers Wally Everson, Gene Everson, Ardy Everson, Darrell Everson, Dean Everson & his wife Carol in 2018. Ralph leaves behind his daughter Judy (Mike) his granddaughter Brandi Sheridan (David) grandson Shawn Hampson (Heidi & grandson Austin) step-children Dwight & Amy Freeman (Olivia), Diane & Jim Bals, Cindy & Jeff Bond (Jennie & Kurt Zimmerman ( Claire, Ivy, Lila & Violet), David & Beth Freeman (Rachel & Jake Van Gilse ( Zeke & baby girl on the way), Sara & Jamie Hull (Charlotte & Henry), Ben & Sam Fisher (Owen).
Funeral services will be Sept. 1, 2021 at 11:00 am, Hillside church in Kent, 930 E James Street. Graveside services will follow at 12:30 at Hillcrest Burial Park, 1005 Reiten Road (on Scenic Hill).
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