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Elizabeth A. Evans

Published on Thu, Dec 16, 2010
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Elizabeth A. Evans, age 77 of Bellingham, WA passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 11, 2010. She was born Elizabeth Alma Gustafson on April 6, 1933. Elizabeth is well known as the former owner of the Kings Inn restaurant in Blaine, Washington. She also worked at Alaska Packers in Blaine and GM Company in Detroit, MI. She became a professional cake decorator and worked as a licensed beautician. Elizabeth was an expert seamstress and upholsterer. She enjoyed writing poetry and published a book in 1994 called “Power Poems.” She was first employed at the age of 16 in Fairhaven as a live-in child care provider for a local physician. Her image at that young age lives on in the home movies of that family.

By the age of late 17 she was married and graduated early from Blaine High School at the top of her class. Elizabeth was the mother of three children, Caryn (Don) Johnson of Bellingham, David (Nancy) Evans of Blaine and Darin (Rita) Evans of Spokane. She considered her children her greatest gift and adored her five grandchildren, Rachel, Kyle, Kaylie, Marissa and
Donald. She was always available to baby sit, and always willing to change her own plans if she was needed at the last minute. Her two great grandchildren, Conner and Bella knew her lovingly as GG and she also spent many happy days with her numerous nieces and nephews. Elizabeth had an unwavering faith and deep love for her savior Jesus Christ which sustained her throughout her life. She studied many religions and was an advocate for the disadvantaged. She has five siblings including Susan, Del, Christine, and Cliff. She is preceded in death by her oldest brother Robert Gustafson. She
was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend. She often commented on how life had exceeded her expectations in handing her blessings. She will be greatly missed. At her request, no services will be held.