EVERITT, Marlene KarenPosted: August 5th, 2022
Marlene Karen Everitt
Marlene Karen Everitt (Anger) passed away peacefully at home with Lyle, her girls, and Suzi-Q (her companion dog). She had a long and difficult life, plagued with many health issues. She was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan on February 14, 1942 to Edward and Alice Anger and attended elementary school at the King Street School in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Her high school experience was at the Lutheran Bible College in Outlook, Saskatchewan,
At the tender age of fifteen years, Marlene met the great love of her life, Lyle Everitt. They married on October 31, 1959 in North Battleford and were blessed with two daughters, Lori in 1960 and Cindy in 1964.
Marlene began her working life as a nurse’s aide, and often spoke of her fondness of caring for the “grannies” and “babies”. She was then drawn to another interest of hers, the beauty industry. She became a Cosmetician and worked at Eaton’s and Shopper’s Drug Mart. Her next phase was a move to Sask Tel where she became a Supervisor of Operator Services. She remained in this position until her debilitating rheumatoid arthritis demanded her to stop working. Throughout her working life she gathered many special lifelong friends. Her role as a wife and mother/grandmother, as a homemaker, caregiver and keeper of friends/family was always most important in her life.
Marlene was always very involved in her Lutheran Church. When her and Lyle moved to Lethbridge, Alberta in 1989, she found a new home at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. She was active in many capacities, but loved being a part of the Vacation Bible School team in the summers. She also fulfilled her calling to God as a Stephen Minister and through this touched several lives with her natural gift of compassion and love.
A fabulous cook and baker, Marlene loved feeding just Lyle or the masses. Her passion in the kitchen and sourcing new recipes and her ability to organize everything and everyone was both a blessing and a curse. (yet she stood her ground with a smile and a twinkle in her eye whenever we teased her about them).
Marlene endured unimaginable pain and difficulties in her daily life for decades, and up until the time of her passing. Yet she never complained and met each day and person she encountered with her beautiful smile. She always shared her love and words of encouragement to help others. She was resolute in her faith in God and humankind. Friends and family were treasured like precious gems. Marlene never failed to acknowledge all birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions to a very large extended family circle. She cherished her relationships with all, including special caregivers. It lit up her world to spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and could never have enough time with them.
Marlene leaves an eternal void in our lives. We are all blessed to have experienced the warm sunshine of her love. We will miss her dearly.
Marlene was predeceased by her parents Eddie & Alice (Gysler) Anger, in-laws Harold & Borghild Everitt, grandson Scott Mitchell and brother in-law Gordon & his wife Donna Everitt. She is survived by her loving husband and devoted caregiver Lyle, Suzi-Q (loyal companion), Lori (Brent) Mitchell, Derek (Sarah, Rebecca, Quinn, Rhiannon & David) Mitchell, Melissa Stanyer (Steve, Blaire & Hudson Leptich), Aurlee ( Jason, Hayley & Joni Belle) Crane, Cindy (Michael) Alton, Teaghan Whyte (Mark & Atlas Southern), Teneille Whyte (Courtney Kisko). Marlene is also survived by brother Dale (Phyllis) Anger, sister Rhonda (Robert) Phipps, brother in-law Doug (Connie) Everitt, sister in-law Carol McIntyre and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to The Arthritis Society of Canada or The Lethbridge Humane Society, in honor of Marlene’s challenges with arthritis and her love of animals.
A Celebration of Marlene’s Life will be held at a later date, still to be determined.
To sign the book of condolences, please visit