Elizabeth Ella Everard

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Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home | Portland OR
4101 NW Skyline Blvd.
Portland, OR

September 27, 1914 ~ April 9, 2011

Elizabeth Ella Everard of Vancouver, WA, passed away on April 9, 2011. She was born on Sept. 27, 1914, in Emporia, KS to Henry and Mary Louise Martin. She was raised with three sisters, Kathryn (Colclasure), Clara (LeMon), and Ruth (Brandt) in Boulder, CO. Elizabeth graduated from Boulder Preparatory High School in 1932.
She attended the University of Colorado and graduated in 1944.
Elizabeth taught at the Child Service Center at the Kaiser Shipyards through the end of World War II. She then taught in Medford, OR and at Irvington School in Portland, OR. There she taught music, and took great pride in co-producing a highly acclaimed student production of the operetta, "Hansel and Gretel."
In 1947, Elizabeth married Fred J. Voigt. The couple moved to Seattle, WA in 1949. They had two children, John and Ruth. Fred passed away in 1957.
Elizabeth married Redmond Everard in 1958. He preceded her in death in 2006.
Elizabeth enjoyed playing the piano, crossword puzzles, sewing, and going on long walks with Redmond. Elizabeth was devoted to her family. She cherished her grandchildren and delighted in every moment she got to spend with them.
Elizabeth is survived by her children, John Voigt (Janalyn) and Ruth Bigback (Gordon); grandchildren, Kristyn and Elizabeth Bigback, Kate Jones, and Kirk and Jay Voigt; step-grandchildren, Zemeir Voigt, Jessica Loescher, and Jeremy Main; and two great-grandchildren, Natalie and Zachary Voigt. Elizabeth has one surviving sister, Ruth Brandt, of Pico Rivera, CA.
All who knew her will miss Elizabeth.
She will be remembered for her kind, selfless ways.
A graveside memorial will be held on April 16 at 2:00 at Skyline Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests contributions in Elizabeth's name to Hospice Southwest in Vancouver, WA.
Please sign Elizabeth's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Apr. 12, 2011
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