Marlys Elizabeth “Betty” Evenson, 95, of Yakima, formerly of Ellensburg, died Monday at Chandler House. Mrs. Evenson was born in Arlington, S.D. She began her career in the funeral profession working for Kingsley Hopkins at his funeral home in Toppenish. Later, she and her husband purchased Honeycutt Funeral Home in Ellensburg, which they owned and operated as Evenson Funeral Home until their retirement in 1984.
Survivors include a son, Bryan Evenson of Yakima; a daughter, Kay MacKenzie of Pendleton, Ore.; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Viewing will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Keith and Keith Funeral Home, Yakima. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Ellensburg.