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Ethel Alyce Evans

April 30, 1910 June 3, 2012
Ethel Alyce Evans
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Ethel Alyce (Nadeau) Evans passed away at her home in Brookings, Ore. She was 102. Ethel was born on April 30, 1910 in Boise, Idaho to Noel and Emma (Nordmark) Nadeau. Ethel grew up a hard worker. She held her first job at the age of nine emptying “thunder mugs” in a hotel in Placerville, Idaho. During the Great Depression, she held three jobs in Caldwell, Idaho; one as a waitress, one as a clerk at Peckam’s Department Store, and one as a piano player in a dance band on the weekends. She later worked as the Registrar for the Utah Council of Girl Scouts in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she would retire at the age of 73. She married Ralph A. Evans on June 28, 1937 in Caldwell. In 1942, they moved to Bingham Canyon, Utah where they owned Evans Bingham Drug Store. In 1952, Ethel and Ralph moved to Sandy, Utah and later purchased the Holliday Pharmacy in Salt Lake City, Utah. They also lived in Portland and Baker City, Ore. Ralph passed away on August 1, 1975. Ethel moved to Brookings in 1995 with her only daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Don Derricott. In addition to her daughter and son-in-law, Ethel is survived by her granddaughters, Debbie Newsome (Ladd) and Lisa Derricott; great-grandchildren Shannon Johnson and Daniel Slaughter, of Brookings; Mandi Newsome, Dani McLelland and Kevin Newsome all of Utah; nieces and nephews, Norma Jubek of Boise, ID, Stanley Bruce and Michele Fowler of The Woodlands, TX, Denny Fowler of Pocatello, ID and Marshall Nadeau of Boise, ID; and three great-great grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph and her seven siblings, Eddesse Roberts, Norman Nadeau, Edward Nadeau, Leon Nadeau, Eleanor Fowler, Richard Nadeau, and Lois Straub. A private interment will be held at W.J. Ward Memorial Cemetery in Brookings, Ore.

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