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Shirley Ann Evers Rice

Shirley Ann Evers Rice died on December 21, 2014 in Salem, Oregon. She was born in Fairbanks, Alaska on June 10, 1937 to Frank and Jean Redmond. Shirley was the oldest of two daughters, Barbara her younger sister. The family moved to Arcadia, California in 1949. She lived there through 1957, and was part of the first graduating class of Alhambra High School in 1955, forming a lifelong group of girl friends that enjoyed the reunions and stayed in close contact with one another. She married John Evers in 1957, moving to Sacramento, California where they began their family. Mike, David and Joanne were born keeping Shirley busy as a young mother while helping John focus on his career. In 1964, they moved to Tahoe City where they had another son, Andrew, designed and built a house together for their growing family, and began a paving business. They were married for 16 years. As a former longtime resident of Tahoe City, Shirley worked at Alpine Meadows for 12 years, her children enjoying the snow and season passes each year. She moved to the San Juan Islands, Friday Harbor, Washington in 1983, and worked at the San Juan County Bank, getting to know the local residents and making friends. She worked at the bank for 10 years and during part of that time lived on her sail boat in Friday Harbor. Shirley also worked for a time in Alaska on a fishing boat and shared many happy stories of life on a boat, hard work and sunshine. In 2002 she married Bill Rice. Shirley enjoyed her golden years with Bill, first living together in a small cottage on the shores of San Juan Island. Her grandchildren Max, Haley, and Jasmine loved visiting them in the summer. Later Shirley and Bill traveled south spending a number of winters in the Palm Springs area while keeping in contact with family and friends through travels in their RV. In 2007, they moved to Dallas, Oregon and enjoyed taking trips throughout the state, and visiting with nearby family. Always a loving mother, she was proud of her children’s, and grandchildren’s, accomplishments and cherished their conversations and visits. Shirley is survived by her children, Mike, David, Joanne, and Andrew, and grandchildren, Jasmine, Haley and Max, and her husband Bill. Funeral services will be held on January 24th in Friday Harbor.


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