KLIPSAN BEACH - Evelyn Mowitch, 80, died Nov. 21, 2007, at her home in Klipsan Beach. The daughter of Carl V. and Myrtle J. (Fuller) Berg, she was born Jan. 29, 1927, in University Place near Seattle.
For a number of years she was head cook at Rocky Bay Health Care Facility near Gig Harbor. After leaving Rocky Bay she retired to Harbor View Manor in nearby Tacoma where she resided for 10 years. In 2005 she moved to Klipsan Beach. While at Golden Sands she committed herself to the building of the Wellness Life Trail Park located nearby.
A past member of the Gig Harbor Eagles and First Baptist Church of Tacoma, she was known for her friendship and love toward others and for her faith in Jesus Christ. She always tried to encourage everyone that she came into contact with.
Survivors include her daughters Patsy Bryant and Arlene LaVigne both of Seaview; a brother, Leonard Berg and sister, Jo-An Samsel both of Craigmont, Idaho; her grandchildren, Brett Blondell, Leona Barrowman, Faith Baker, Mark Pedal, Jennifer LaVigne, Sam Bryant and Sara Bryant; great-grandchildren Niki Baker and Levi Baker; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Carl and Eugene Berg; sisters, Vivian Greenman, Lola May Berg and Maxine Anderson; two of her four children, Edward Wisemore and Doris Lobie and by a grandchild, Jeremy Ward.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the chapel of Haven of Rest in Gig Harbor. A reception follows. Memorials in her memory may be made to the Wellness Life Trail Park at Golden Sands, 21608 O Lane, Ocean Park, WA 98640.
The guest book is available at www.penttilaschapel.com. Arrangements are by Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach.