Audrey Fern Everett, 89, a lifetime Bickleton resident, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 in Grandview.

She was born July 14, 1919 in Portland, Ore. to Charles N. and Ethel (Leaton) Jensen. She spent her early years and received her education in Bickleton, graduating from Bickleton High School. She attended Central Washington State College in Ellensburg for one year and Portland School of Cosmetology in Portland for one year.

On June 9, 1940, she married Cecil W. Everett in Bickleton. Following their marriage she farmed with her husband in Bickleton. Her husband, Cecil, died May 11, 1992, and she continued to make her home in Bickleton until the time of her death.

She was a member of the Bickleton Presbyterian Church, Morning Circle, Bickleton Historical Society, Alder Creek Grange and Bickleton Pioneer Association.

She is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann Goodnight (Lawrence) of Grandview; two grandsons, Larry Goodnight (Robin) of Bickleton and Kirk Goodnight (Diane) of West Richland; six great- grandchildren Holly, Haley, Heather, Zachery, Emily and Jacob; one sister, June Newton of Camp Sherman, Ore.; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; granddaughter, Kesha Goodnight; and one sister, Orpha Naught.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bickleton Presbyterian Church in Bickleton, with burial to be in the Bickleton I.O.O. F. Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank North Star Lodge, Doctor Jorgensen and Memorial Hospital Hospice.

Those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to the Bickleton Presbyterian Church, the Bickleton Carousel Fund or donor's choice. Those wishing to share their memories or sign Audrey's on-line memorial book may do so at


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