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Eyvonne Evelyn Isaacson Perrault Memorial
Eyvonne Evelyn Isaacson Perrault Memorial

Eyvonne Evelyn Isaacson Perrault

Eyvonne Evelyn Isaacson Perrault

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Eyvonne was born in Turtle Lake, North Dakota on May 4, 1918 to the parents of Adolph Isaacson and Wilhelmina (Mimmie) Aschnewitz Isaacson. Eyvonne attended a one room school with no indoor plumbing with 12 other students until the 8th grade; she then continued her education at the high school in Underwood, ND, graduating in 1936. Eyvonne grew up with 6 brothers and sisters: Olive, Ervin, Gladys, Myrtle, Estella, Howard who all preceded her in death.
After graduating high school Eyvonne took the train to Ellensburg, WA where her sister Gladys also lived. She found a job as a house keeper making $20 per month and was able to save enough money to enroll in St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Yakima in 1937. This was a three-year, twelve-months-a-year program and is where she met her lifelong friend Mildred Schroeder. Upon graduating she continued to work there as a Nursing Supervisor of Surgery. During this time she cared for a handsome patient Al Perrault, who later became her husband on May 30, 1940. They were married 55 years before Al passed in 1995.
At the beginning of WWII Eyvonne and Al were visiting Western WA when Al took a job for Pacific Car & Foundry. They moved the family, that had grown to include 2 children, Judie and Patti, to Renton as one of the first families to move into the Renton Highlands. In 1946 the family moved to Madrona area of Seattle where Mary Ellen and Tom where born. In 1948 Eyvonne went to work at Group Health when it first opened and to this day you can still see her smiling face in a framed photo on the walls of the hospital. In 1952 the family moved to Othello, WA, where she worked for 13 years running the only clinic in town. She knew everyone in town and loved caring for and feeding each one individually, including a young man named Mick who she met at the clinic and a young Air Force man she fed, Terry who both later became her son-in-laws.
The family moved back to the west side of the state to the Medina area in 1965 where Eyvonne went back to work for Group Health on Capitol Hill and retired in 1976 from being a paid nurse, but once a nurse always a nurse, especially to her children. Upon retirement, Eyvonne and Al moved to the Arlington area, where she lived for over 41 years. While in her early 90’s Eyvonne found love again in companion Ed Hoople, whom she enjoyed taking rides up Chuckanut Drive in his truck while sitting in the middle of the bench seat snuggled next to Ed.
Eyvonne has been a faithful member of the Arlington Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for over 40 years; she enjoyed daily mass and greeting everyone that came to church with a welcoming smile and a much needed hug. Many times you would find Eyvonne volunteering as the dishwasher at church meals or sitting and listen to someone’s life story with a smile and a caring touch. She was also an active member and volunteer at the Stilly Senior Center for many years and continued to volunteer for the monthly Chicken Dinners until this past year and was proud to be the Wii bowling champion with a score of 268. Eyvonne loved her independence to perform her many shopping and volunteer activities and when her sight became an issue so many friends and family including Frank Towlsey became a great chauffer and caregiver to help her keep that freedom even at 98 years old.
Eyvonne had an adventurous soul and was up for so many things including traveling twice via motor home to Alaska to fish on the Kenai River with daughter Patti, riding as a passenger on a motorcycle driven by her son Tom, spending her children’s inheritance on the penny machine at the local casino with daughter MaryEllen, to traveling back to North Dakota for an extended visit to show her heritage to her daughter Judie. She even joined all the ladies of the family in 2005 for a grandson’s wedding in Las Vegas, where truly what happens in Vegas with an 87 year old stays burned in everyone’s memory!!
Words that are reminisce of Eyvonne…nurse of body and soul, family, faith, good-humored, observant, bold, meat pies, belly sinkers, food pusher, fishing, queen of Kings in the Corner, kissing the head of every new great great grandbaby, buying a gift form the baby stroller reviews to each one of them, holding hands (while she secretly took your pulse), smiles, aging backwards, Mother, Mom, Grandma, Grams, Great Grandma, Great Great, Friend, Aunt and now Angel…
Eyvonne leaves behind a very large family of:
4 children, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren along with spouses and extended family members.
Daughter: Judie Marie Doiron (Husband Terry Doiron)
Steven Doiron
Nichole Doiron
Mike Doiron
Michelle Doiron
Alex Wilson (husband Josh)
Eva Marie and Gabriel
Greg Doiron (wife Verree)
Jonny Doiron (wife Karen)
Noah, Jacob, JoviAnne
Mat Doiron (fiancé Katrina)
Sarah Little (husband Evan)
Madison and John
Katie Doiron
Jenifer Doiron
Angela Strecker (husband Mark)
Glen Strecker (wife Carlie)
Sheila Strecker
Daughter: Patti Ann St. Luise (husband Mick)
Mark St. Luise (partner Lorilee)
Brittany Lawrence
Cindy St. Luise
Trisha Stender (husband Dave)
Tyler Stender (fiancé Emily)
Thea Stender (partner Adam)
Daughter: Mary Ellen Ford
Cynthia Hale (husband Steve)
Josh Sampson (wife Sarah)
Dayle Bates
Lindsey Bates
Jaret Hale
Tara Ross (husband Tom)
Conner Ross
Jacob Ross
Son: Tom Al Perrault (wife Karen)
Todd Perrault (wife Tabetha)
Clint Perrault (partner Claire)


  • Karen VanDruff

    A great piece of my life has been taken away by Eyvonnes passing!!!. She was married to my mother’s brother Al so was an aunt but OH! so much more!! Closer to me than my own mother!!! Never missed my birthday, got my 76th birthday card the month before she passed. Divorce happened in my family at an early age. Eyvonne & Al moved into the Madrona district of Seattle and right downstairs in the same home my Mother and Father had purchased in the early 40’s. My Mother worked so it was Eyvonne that got me off to kindergarden and took care of my health needs with her RN skills. It was Eyvonne that I could lean on my entire life for every emotional and affectionate need that weren’t there in my own home life. My mother remarried when I was 10 about the time Eyvonne & Al moved to Othello. I have fond memories of taking the train there in my early teens to spend summers with the family where I was always treated like one of their own. I married at age 20 in December so the inclement weather prevented Eyvonne & Al being there for my wedding but Patti and Mick were such an appreciated part of their family being there for me. Eyvonne was right there to hold my 1st child when she was born and shared in the other 3 births as well. She was there for me when that marriage failed and there to support me in a 2nd marriage and its demise as well. When I retired after working 20 years Eyvonne was again here sharing my retirement along with Patti and Mary Ellen. In my mid 60’s I connected with the love of my life. Sadly after 5 years I lost him to lung cancer along with all our future dreams together. Again Patti brought Eyvonne to the memorial. She was blessed her entire life with a wonderful loving family which I have always felt a part of. So grateful that those loving family members got her to me at times when it ment so much. I love you Eyvonne! I hope you intercede in heaven for me when I need prayers.

  • Betty Dills

    I met Eyvonne at Lake McMurray and we became instant friends. I loved talking with her as she was so calm and full of love. We always had plenty to talk about and I will miss her so much. She has a great family and that she was so proud of. I know they treasured her also.

  • Susan Munroe

    What a lady! A beautiful example of what growing older with grace and dignity looks like. I always said – at every birthday (and I bet I knew her through at least the last 30 of them) that I would love to be as beautiful as she was (inside and out) at that age! She was forever young!!! And she will always be remembered with love!! With fond memories ❤️Sue

  • Celeste Holm

    She always had a beautiful smile for everyone. She will be forever in our hearts. ❤️