Michael R. Evanger Michael R. Evanger was born in Port Angeles, WA, and passed away September 27, 2013 at the Franciscan Hospice, University Place, WA. Michael was a friend to many, always ready to reach out to help those in need, and freely shared his skills and knowledge. He will be greatly missed by those he touched and loved. Michael is survived by his wife of 34 years, Caroline of Suquamish, WA; his parents, Robert and Virginia Evanger of Bothell, WA; daughter, Christina Duquette of Sterling, VA; son and daughter-in-law, David and Nicole Evanger, with grandchildren, Ethan and Kaylee of Hayes, VA. Michael is also survived by three brothers, Bert, Eric and Mark; one sister, Anna; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Utah and Colorado. Michael began his schooling in Port Angeles, moving with his family to Bothell where he graduated Bothell High School in 1970. Returning to Port Angeles, Michael studied Architectural Drafting at Peninsula College. His lifelong love of the outdoors blossomed during this time as Michael spent his free time hiking and climbing in the Olympic National Park or dirt biking in the forests above his home in Port Angeles. Michael worked as a master finish carpenter from Everett to Tacoma, Gig Harbor to Port Angeles leaving a legacy of beautiful homes, houseboats, condominiums, and many commercial projects in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bremerton. A veteran of the US Marine Corps, Michael was Honorably Discharged in 1975 with the rank of Corporal. Michael enjoyed wood carving, fly fishing, photography, kayaking, sailing, and hiking/snow shoeing throughout Washington. He was a member of the Friends of Point No Point Lighthouse, and Kitsap Audubon Society. He was awarded for his wood carvings in the Kitsap County Woodcarvers annual shows. Burial is scheduled for 1 p.m., on December 6, 2013, with honors, at the Mt Tahoma National Cemetery. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made in Michaels name to: Make-a-Wish, Alaska & Washington, 811 1st Avenue, Suite #520, Seattle, WA 98104 (800-304-9476)
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Nov. 3, 2013