Evelyn C. Ollas

Evelyn Ollas 2015 Evelyn C. Ollas, 99 Years old

Seattle, Washington

Born December 30, 1916 Saskatchewan Canada

Passed away from natural causes – March 7, 2016


Married in Kelso, Washington July 18, 1938 to Frank T. Anderson (deceased )

Remarried in Seattle, Washington August 10, 1962 to Martin Ollas (deceased)


Funeral announcement to be made at future date.


Evelyn grew up in a family of 8 children in Mount Angel Oregon. She moved to Washington State in the 1930’s where she was married to Frank Anderson (deceased in 1957). She remarried in 1962 to Martin Ollas (deceased in 1985). Evelyn remained a widow for the remainder of her years. Evelyn was a resident of Seattle for over 60 years. She was a very positive person, her favorite saying was “Happiness is an inside job.” Before she retired at the age of 62 she worked as a seamstress and later as an accountant for a contracting business. She was a long time member of the Swedish Club in Seattle and recently donated several artifacts to the club. Additionally she volunteered at the Greenwood Senior Center helping in the kitchen preparing and serving food. When dances were held at the center she especially liked the polka and swing dances. She enjoyed this activity well into her middle eighties. She relished her independence, living on her own, reading the Bible and doing things for others. Many friends and family will miss her warm welcoming smile and kind words.


She is survived by her son Steve Anderson his wife Kris and two grand children Emily and Natalie all living in the Kirkland, Bellevue area. Also by her sister Bertha Morey, many nieces, nephews and their children residing in Oregon and Washington.


5 Responses to “Evelyn C. Ollas”

  • Candace Schramm says:

    I’m so sad yet filled with gratitude and love for Evelyn in my life..She was ageless to me with such a young at heart and positive attitude..Always a smile with encouraging words..Everytime we talked we chuckled or had a good laugh..She inspired me with her strength and independence yet suportive and uplifting way..Knowing her for almost 30yrs.more than half my life..Seems like yesterday I met her,and not long enough..Forever in our hearts!! Xo. Candace

  • Sharon Jones says:

    We will miss our beautiful Aunt Evelyn! Such an inspiration for us all! She loved to laugh, she loved to sew her fancy clothes and always looked so pretty!! It was always fun to hear her talk about her favorite team -the Seattle Mariners -what a fan she was ! And how she loved to dance ! We prayed she would reach her 100th birthday but God had another idea! She is dancing with her family in heaven! She will always be in our hearts! Sharon And Larry

  • Bertie Morey says:

    My dear sister! I miss you so much –! Our fun calls every Saturday, our laughs, our sharing news about our prescious families, our health issues, our I Love You’s!, our worries about what this world is coming too ! -we just needed to pray!! We have so many beautiful memories together with all 8 of us kids being raised in Mt Angel! I feel so blessed for you! I am sad to be the last but I am so joyous knowing you are all having a beautiful reunion with God in Heaven! Sis Bertie

  • Erin Lowe says:

    Dear Kris and family- I am so sorry for your loss! I always enjoyed the stories Kris would tell about Evelyn! Wow! 99 years! What a blessing to have lived such a long and fulfilling life! Kris, you and your family are always in my heart, more than you will ever know. Much love, Erin, Phil, Garrett, Aidan, Sean and Joy “Bean” Lowe

  • Beth DeRooy says:

    A month since Evelyn passed into eternal life. We talk about her a lot, and enjoy looking at photos of her. Steve, we are looking forward to the memorial celebration. Love you Evelyn!!!!! Beth and Tom

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