December 9, 1909 - August 7th
Tuesday, August 7th, the 102 years of Evelyn Littlefield's active life ended peacefully.
She was born to Christine and Samuel Olson on December 9, 1909, in Potlatch, Idaho. She married Rufus Littlefield August 31, 1929.
With their two children, Barbara and Rufus Jr., they moved to Mt. Vernon, Washington in 1939 for a job with Safeway, being transferred many times to various towns in western Washington. In retirement they traveled to various places around the world and often spent the month of January in Hawaii.
Following retirement they built a home on Blackman Lake in Snohomish, where they lived for several years until moving to Providence Point retirement community in Issaquah, their home until her husband's death in 1999.
Evelyn was a creative woman who excelled in quilting, sewing, gardening and oil painting. She was a strong advocate for animals of all kinds and a supporter of Seattle Humane Society.
She moved to Sunrise, (now Emeritus) assisted living in Snohomish at age 96. Her family is very grateful for the exceptional care she received there until her death.
Evelyn is survived by daughter Barbara Kusler (Don), son Rufus Littlefield (Jane), grandchildren Bill Kusler (Cathy), Janet Kusler (Mary Pat), Jim Kusler (Tracy), John Kusler, Mary Duncan (Todd), Rufus Littlefield (Lindy), Susan Littlefield, and great grandchildren Anjali and Sitara Kusler, Marley and Parker Duncan.
The family gathered for a private celebration of Evelyn's life. At her request, there will be no formal services.