Everett Richard Ahrens (1931 - 2009)

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Everett Richard Ahrens was born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. He moved to Washington State in 1949. Everett graduated from Renton High School and attended the University of Washington.

He worked for 35 years in Boeing Management.

Everett met his wife, Joan when they were 17 years old. They were married in 1952 while Everett served in the Navy. They settled in Kirkland, WA and raised three children.

The couple enjoyed camping and traveling with their family. In 1987, they both took early retirement and traveled around the United States for the next eight years, settling in Casa Grande, AZ for a bit where they acquired their much-loved cat, Patty.

In 1996 the three of them made their home in Anacortes. Everett volunteered at the Anacortes Senior Center teaching classes as part of Team Macintosh and was an active member of Skagit Macintosh Users Group.

As an avid reader, he especially liked science fiction and fantasy. He enjoyed air shows and was a pilot in his younger years. He loved going to garage sales and collecting Snoopy memorabilia.

Everett is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan; their three children; Richard, Jayne and Janine, four grandchildren, Ruben, Larissa, Rory, and Molly; three great-granddaughters; and his sister, Helen Kreitel.
The Ahrens family is very close-knit and Everett's passing is a great loss to them. Everett had an especially close relationship with his youngest grandson, Ruben, for whom he was both a father figure and a friend.

The family would like to express their thanks to the medical staff at Island Hospital.

Per Everett's wishes, there will be no services. There will be a family gathering at Tahoma National Cemetery on June 8, 2009 which would have been Everett's 78th birthday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Anacortes Meals on Wheels or your favorite charity.

Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Everett please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com.
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