Evelyn Marguerite Shustak, 94 years of age and a longtime Hoquiam, Washington area resident, died on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Washington. She was born on December 28, 1921, in Springfield, Oregon to Attwood and Marguerite (Stillwell) Stevens.

Evelyn came to Hoquiam in the 1940’s and worked for Grays Harbor Chair Factory for seven years. On April 23, 1949, she and Edward E. Shustak were married at the United Methodist Church of Hoquiam.

She was active in her children’s youth activities and also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, crafting and flower gardening. Ed and Evelyn were well known for their homemade polish sausages that they shared with family and friends – many lasting friendships were formed over the years. They were also members of the Aberdeen Polish Club since 1947.

Evelyn was loved by all that met her and had a smile that could light the darkest of rooms. She was quite often referred to as “a sweetheart of a lady”.

Surviving relatives include her sons, Edward (Mary Ann) Shustak of Cosmopolis and Raymond Shustak of Hoquiam; three grandchildren, Gerry (Jaymie) Pense, Jennifer (Gary) Mitchell and Thomas Pense; and three great grandchildren, Camryn Pense, Colby Mitchell and Tyler Mitchell.

In addition to her husband Edward, a son, Larry Shustak, a daughter, Jenny Pense, a brother, Earl Stevens and a sister, Maxine E. Barr, died previously.