Janice 'Jan' S. Everett

Teacher, 87Janice "Jan" S. Everett, 87, of Astoria, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, in Portland.

Mrs. Everett was born May 1, 1916, in St. Louis, Mo., to Oscar and Hulda Bergsieker Wausmann. She grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Beaumont High School in 1932 and from Harris Teachers College in 1936. She married Phil Everett on Aug. 16, 1941 in San Diego, Calif. He died in 2000.

Mrs. Everett came to the Astoria area in 1941 when her husband was stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Stevens. She began her teaching career in Warrenton and Hammond and taught until 1944, when she took time off to begin raising her children. In 1957, she resumed her teaching career, teaching at Capt. Robert Gray, Central and John Jacob Astor elementary schools in Astoria. She retired in 1978.

Mrs. Everett helped found the Clatsop County Association of Retarded Citizens and was active in the State Association of Retarded Citizens and the Mental Health Association. She and her husband were active members of the Astoria Elks Lodge, and she was a past president of the Emblem Club. Family members say she enjoyed reading, traveling and sturgeon fishing.

Mrs. Everett is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Kay and Waid Woodruff of Brookings and Pamela and Norbert Deem of Hayden, Idaho; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Roger and Laurie Everett of McMinnville and Steven Everett of Tillamook; a sister, Carol Berwald of Renton, Wash.; six grandchildren, Jonathan Niemi, James Lindsay, and Todd, Brian, Joel and Jeff Everett; and three great-grandchildren.

Viewing and visitation are from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary with a memorial following at 1 p.m. Concluding rites and vault interment will follow at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marie Mills Center Inc., 1800 Front St., Tillamook, OR 97141; Good Shepherd Home of the West, Hillsboro; or Tillamook Association of Retarded Citizens. All are in care of Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary, 1165 Franklin Avenue, Astoria, OR 97103.

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