Alice Vanous

Longtime area resident Alice (Everding) Vanous died March 19, 2015. She was 79.

She was born May 23, 1935, in Tappen, N.D., to the late Ida (Oster) Morris and Theodore Everding. She met Emil J. Vanous in August 1951 and they married on Jan. 25, 1953. She worked as a seamstress and loved making earrings, playing pinochle and bingo, visiting casinos, attending neighborhood gatherings and spending time with family. She was a “snowbird,” spending part of the year in Apache Junction, Ariz.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Emil Vanous; son Douglas Vanous (Debra) of Enumclaw; daughters Sheila Kipling of Federal Way, Wash., Sharon Van Hout (Paul) of Auburn, Wash., and Shelene “Shelley” Nettles (Mark) of Arlington, Wash.; brothers Leonard Everding (Linda) of Menoken, N.D., and Vernon Everding (Muriel) of Zeeland, Mich.; sister Jolene Hadley of Oak Harbor, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by stepfather Lloyd Morris; brother-in-law Robert Hadley; and niece Shona Hadley.

As a way of showing appreciation for the care she received, the family suggests memorial donations to Living Court in Enumclaw.

Graveside services took place Monday, March 30, at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash.

Arrangements were by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. All may sign the online guest book at