Heaven won a true master fisherman and a most extraordinary woman on August 2, 2021. Our mother, wife, grandmother, sister and true friend of all, Evon Louise Ekstedt Sizemore, 78, has passed away from the Libby Care Center.
Evon was born in Trout Creek, MT, to Clarence and Emma Ekstedt. She spent her childhood roaming the hills, fishing, hunting, and watching over her brothers. In 1961, at age 19, she married Forrest Sizemore of Polson after meeting this handsome cowboy in Arlee, where she graduated from high school. Together, they spent the next 37 years living on a farm in Valley View, raising rodeo horses in the early years, and raising beef cattle with three children. Evon has had many careers, ranging from restaurant work to bartending to all the machines in a bee factory. At 50, this amazing woman returned to school and became a cosmetologist. In 1998, they retired, sold the farm and moved to Libby. Evon loved this little mountain town, with its wonderful people and great fishing grounds. The Libby Café Coffee Club and her neighbors represented the world to her.
Evon’s talents ranged from being an expert in fishing, cooking and baking, gardening and canning, arts and crafts, tailoring, besides being good at piano and singing and a hunter like no other. Evon loved to play all types of games and was a great conversationalist that everyone enjoyed. Evon’s biggest JOY and hobby was FISHING… and now the fish are resting too.
Evon was predeceased by her father and mother, Clarence Ekstedt and Emma Young (Ekstedt) Douglas, and two brothers, Forest and Charles Ekstedt.
Only 17 days after her death, Evon’s 59-year-old husband Forrest joined her in eternal rest.
Evon’s legacy lives on in his family’s three children: son Clancy (and Sue Sizemore) and daughters Doris (and Dan Hetchler) and Shawna Dillard; grandchildren Tyrell and Courtney Sizemore, James Sizemore, Brittney Tiensvold, Keith and Tara Hetchler, Naomi Pete and Trevor Reynolds; and great-grandchildren Adlee Jo, Mason, Hayley, Emma, Josie, Natalie and Kalynn Grace.
She is survived by brothers Don (Ellen) Ekstedt, Trueman (Joanne) Ekstedt and Carl (Lois) Ekstedt, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Evon’s family will be hosting a celebration and life memorial later next year in Trout Creek at the “Family Apple Tree”.
LITTLE MOMENTS NEVER LOOKED BIGGER.