Caroline Charlotte Everts

Caroline C. Everts - Photo #4Caroline Charlotte Everts was born on July 15, 1936 in Middletown, New York. She passed peacefully in her sleep on October 28, 2015 in Bothell, WA, surrounded by her family. She suffered from Crohn’s disease and other medical issues.

Caroline grew up in Middletown, New York, in a middle class family. Her dad, Onofrio “Tony” DiBello, emigrated from Italy and settled down just outside New York City where he was a shoe cobbler by trade. There he met his wife, Charlotte Lowerre. Caroline was the youngest of their four children.Caroline C. Everts - Photo #3

Caroline met her husband, Caroline C Everts and James EvertsJames “Jim” Everts, while attendingCaroline C. Everts - Photo #1 Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, Massachusetts, where she received her secretarial certificate in 1957. They were married on September 1, 1957. From 1957 through 1971 Caroline and Jim lived in Massachusetts and upstate New York, moving through several cities. In 1958 their first son Daniel was born, followed by Mark in 1961, and then their daughter LeAnn in 1962.

In 1971, Caroline and Jim moved across the country to Seattle where her husband took on a new job. With all of her children in school, Caroline entered the work force and started a job working as a secretary at Shoreline Community College. Through several promotions she stayed at Shoreline Community College for 28 years and retired in 2000 as Registrar Office Manager.

Caroline was proud of her years at Shoreline Community College. She took advantage of the faculty program and enrolled in many night classes. One of her passions was geology and she took several geology classes. She was only too happy to share all of her knowledge with the family.

Caroline was fiercely proud of all of her children and relished in being a grandmother to all four of her grandchildren. Family gatherings at her house were a thing to behold. Several different types of homemade goodies were always available – and true to her Italian tradition, way too much food was always left over.

Some of Caroline’s interests included people, food, animals, nature, and education, education, education!

Caroline is survived by her husband James Everts; her children – Dan Everts and his wife Jeanne (children Ryan and Kristen); Mark Everts and his husband Will (children Zach and Eli); LeAnn Everts; her brother Ed DiBello and his wife Dottie, and many other loving family members and friends. Caroline was predeceased by her father Onofrio “Tony” DiBello, her mother Charlotte DiBello, her sister Elizabeth DiBello, and her brother Donald DiBello.

The family held a private celebration of her life in the library of the Chateau at Bothell Landing. A fabulous Italian lunch was shared as well as many photographs, memories, and tears. She would have loved it! She no doubt would have proclaimed that the food was “yummy, yummy, yummy” and/or “de-lish”!!!

The family wishes to express their thanks to the caregivers at the Chateau at Bothell Landing, as well as Evergreen Hospice of Kirkland, WA, for their kindness, compassion, and assistance to Caroline these last few months.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her memory to one of the following organizations or to a charity of your choice:

Alzheimer’s Research Foundation ( or (
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (
Evergreen Hospice Center, Kirkland, WA (

Caroline will be greatly missed, always loved, and forever in our hearts!

12 Responses to “Caroline Charlotte Everts”

  • Vincent Namamba says:

    Caroline will for ever live in our hearts.incredible person with great personality .

  • Mark Everts says:

    Mom – just re-reading this again is bringing tears to my eyes. I am the man today because of you, your guidance, your love, your compassion. Love you and miss you deeply! Sweet dreams!

  • Jacquelin Dolan says:

    A loving tribute to you wonderful mother. I remember your family well when they lived in Buffalo. Your father and I were in Union Springs Academy together. I met your dear mother at AUC. God Bless your family in this time of loss. Please remember your dad for me.

  • Edward DiBello says:

    Death is not extinguishing the Light, it is only putting out the Lamp because the Dawn has come.

    People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.-By Maya Angelou RIP- Love Brother Ed

  • Donna DiBello, niece says:

    Dear Aunt Caroline!
    Blessing to you as you start your new journey in Heaven with all the angels and beautiful spirits to help guide you. When I look to the starry night skies, I will know you are one of the brightest sparkles I see, shining down on us all with your peaceful and loving smile. What a beautiful woman you are! Inside and Out!
    I will always cherish the time we did have together! You were such a great sister to my dad and friend to my mom … I’m sure they are with you with open arms!

    I am Sending all my love and payers through the miles and miles, hills and mountains, rivers and lakes,… to Uncle Jim, Le Ann, Mark, Danny , Uncle Ed and All your family and close friends. We will miss you but
    the memories you created as a family will live forever in our hearts!
    Love and peace forever,
    Donna, Moe, David, Peter, Paul and Mark DiBello

  • Pam Rizzuto says:

    Thank You, For Sharing Your Mom with us. I remember first meeting both of Your Parents, Caroline and Jim and them listening to music with us – It was heartwarming to witness, how much Your Mom loved Your Dad and wanted to take care of Him – It was a privilege to have known them and I am so sorry for Your Loss

    God Bless All of You, Pam

  • Pam Rizzuto says:

    Thank You, For Sharing Your Mom with all of us and Your Dad – I remember first meeting Your Parents and them joining us for music – It was so wonderful to witness the love that Your Mom had for Your Dad and for the Love that Your whole Family has, for each other

    It was my Privilege to get to know Your Parents and I am so sorry, for Your Loss

    God Bless All of You

  • Julie Jones says:


    I will never forget your mom in her pink dress at your wedding- she was so proud of her dress, and even more proud of you. She definitely sparkled when she talked about you and seemed ecstatic to be celebrating with you that day. I’m certain she’ll forever be watching over all of you, her love for her family was abundantly clear.

    My condolences to all of you.

  • Nelson Evans says:

    Dear Family and Friends of Caroline, I first met Caroline at AUC, So Lancaster MA. She was a bright star on the Campus of AUC and easily caught the eye of Jim, whom she later married. Great privilege of working together in NY Conf of SDA. I will always remember her sincerely joyful spirit, devotion to Jim and her Lord, Jesus Christ, and her wholesome and charming ways. It will be the greatest of blessings to be reunited one day with her. Sincere condolences to Jim and their family.

  • Bud Schermerhorn says:

    Jim and I go back a good way. We grew up in the district in western NY and later spent time together at Union Springs Academy, graduating together and attending AUC together. The year we spent at seminary, we were team mates and our families traveled together every Sabbath to our assigned churches. Our oldest daughter Tami and Danny were about the same age and we spent a lot of time together, and lived in the same apartment building.
    I have always had a great appreciation for Caroline and I am looking forward to weeing her on Resurrection Day.

  • Valerie Howard Mirande says:

    I grew up in Glens Falls, NY area and I was in grade school/high school when Pastor Everts & the family were there. If I remember right, Caroline taught us cooking one year at the church school. I remember her being very sweet & kind. Later, my sister & I went on a fantastic Europe trip to the World Youth Congress with them and many others. I have lots of good memories of them. Do sorry for your loss.

  • Jean Taylor Davis says:

    So sorry to be seeing this so long after Caroline died. I so enjoyed the many, many times I shared with both Pastor and Mrs. Everts. I too, remember her teaching us a cooking class while at the church school. I remember being at her home, and it was always so warm and homey. She was so KIND and sweet to everyone. And our trip to Europe together was a highlight as well. Go bless the family as they continue on without her earthly presence in their lives. May God and your memories sustain you.

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