Darlene Everson, of Moscow passed away on July 12, 2017 at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. She was 84.
Darlene was born on May 9, 1933 in Aberdeen, South Dakota to Kenneth and Theresa Wamstad. When she was 5 months old her family moved to Parma, Idaho where they farmed. She graduated from Roswell grade school and was salutatorian from Parma High School. She received her B.S. Degree from the University of Idaho in 1955.
She married Dale Everson on August 15, 1954. They lived in Buhl, ID, Ames Iowa and Adelphia, Maryland before moving back to Moscow in 1962.
Darlene was a former elder and deacon in the First Presbyterian Church in Moscow. She was treasurer and registrar of the Presbyterian Day School, and past president of the church’s women’s association. She served on the pastoral selection committee, and taught Sunday school, and Vacation Bible School. Darlene served as a junior high advisor, and Seeker Advisor. She was active on the Moscow Home Economics Club, Ladies Ag Club, U of I Faculty Women’s Club, P.E.O. chapter, BH, Association of University Women, and Gritman Medical Center Auxiliary, and spent many hours as a volunteer at Gritman.
She was an excellent seamstress and won many awards and trips during her high school years. She enjoyed sewing, bridge, dancing, reading, traveling and working in her flower garden.
Darlene was a devoted wife, loving mother and proud grandmother, and great-grandmother. If you talked with her, you have seen pictures of the grandkids. She also put in countless volunteer hours at many organizations. She was cheerful and one never heard her complain about anything. Darlene stressed the importance of family and everyone looked forward to her thanksgiving dinners, her pumpkin, pecan and apple pies and her Christmas cookies.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dale Everson at their Moscow Home; two daughters: Vicki Stevens of Spokane and Sharon Everson of Moscow; two grandson’s one great-granddaughter and a soon to be great grandson.
A visitation will be held at Short’s Funeral Chapel on Friday July 14, 2017 from 2-4 p.m.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the Moscow First Presbyterian church.
In Lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to the University of Idaho Dale Everson Foundation.