Everett Williams

Everett E. Williams passed away August 9, 2011 in Spokane. He was born November 21, 1928 in Darlington, Idaho to Edward and Minnie (Wallace) Williams. He moved often, growing up and therefore attended many schools. He graduated in Deer Park. After high school, Everett joined the Air Force, where he also took college classes. He then became the manager of Sprouse-Reitz stores in the Hillyard and Garland locations of Spokane before moving to Colville to manage the Sprouse-Reitz. In 1978, he and his wife, Marilyn, bought the Fonk’s 5¢-$1.00 store and changed it to Fonks Pet and Variety. For 20 years, they had the store and worked side by side with many wonderful employees (including their own three daughters). They sold pets and supplies, yard goods, sewing notions, crafts, stationary and many other items and services. They became well known for their wonderful popcorn, caramel corn and other goodies in the front of the store. Everett and Marilyn were also well recognized as Colville sweethearts, driving their big yellow Plymouth, sitting side by side, wherever they went. At home, Everett loved to garden and build. They proudly built their own home they lovingly shared for 39 years. Everett is survived by his loving wife and soul mate, Marilyn of 39 years; by his daughters, Lori Murray (Jim) Monroe; Linda Anderson (Don), Colville; Arlene Bradeen (Bud), Kettle Falls; seven grandchildren, Shonn Anderson (Cora), Sunshine Rains, Kodii Anderson, Shalyssa Rosario (John, Brendan Anderson, Tashina Anderson (Ricky), Khiana Anderson; eight great-grandchildren, Kyran, Kailani, Shaylianah, Kaianii, Kelton, Lilly, Decan and Payton. Everett is also survived by his sisters, Joan “Williams” Easley, Loon Lake, and Mary Williams, Spokane. Everett was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Minnie Williams and by his brothers, Corwin, Ethan and Irwin.