Evelyn Delores Roose


May 31, 1932 – December 17, 2019

Evelyn (Neely-Dealy) Roose, age 87, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in Sedro-Woolley. 

Evelyn was born May 31, 1932 in Burlington, WA to Thelma and Virgil Neely. She graduated from Burlington-Edison High School in 1949 and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics from the University of Washington in 1956. Evelyn’s career included home economics teaching at Meridian High School and at Forks High School. She also worked in bookkeeping and security. Evelyn enjoyed studying nutrition, her vegetable garden and canning. She lived on the water and loved her time at the beach with campfires, boating, crabbing, and fishing. She also enjoyed small sewing and woodcraft projects. She was a volunteer for Mt. Baker Ski Patrol.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her brothers Dan and Gene Neely of Skagit County. She is survived by her sister, Sue Olander of Sedro-Woolley; children Pam Dealy-Leonardson of Anacortes, Mark Dealy of Bellingham and Randy Roose of Blaine; and four grandchildren; Kyson Dealy, Matthew Dealy, Sarah Dealy and Randi Roose. 

She will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. The family would like to thank Birchview Memory Care for their compassionate care. A private family gathering will be held. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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