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Evergreen Funeral Home & Cemetery

4504 Broadway, Everett, WA

OBITUARY

Alice Agnes Rainwater-Fike

March 27, 1926October 22, 2019

Alice Agnes ‘Aggie’ Rainwater – Fike passed away Tuesday, October 22,2019 in Mt. Vernon, Wa. She was born March 26th, 1926 to Leona and Arthur Howell in Everett, Wa. She was proceeded in death by the love of her life, Harold Rainwater (1981) and sons Billy Rainwater (1959) and Steve Rainwater (2016). Alice was the last survivor of 7 children. She is survived by her daughter Wendy Ness of Sedro Woolley, Daughter-n-law Karen Rainwater (Steve) of Bellingham, sons Greg Rainwater (Debbie) of Everett and Scott Rainwater (Janet) of Sedro Woolley. She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and her ex-husband Neil Fike. Alice (Mom…’Aggie’) was involved throughout her life in several organiztaions. She was a founding member of the Olivia Park United Methodist Church in Everett, Past National Commander of Navy Mothers, Member and Past President of the Everett Eagles Auxillary #13, Member of the Olivia Park PTA as well as always being involved in all her kids school activities…she also enjoyed being Den Mother for Cub Scouts. Can’t forget the ‘Red Hat Society’…member of that also!! There wasn’t ever a time where she was asked to volunteer that she didn’t immediately say ‘yes’.

Alice was a ‘Rosie the Riveter’ during WWII, was a waitress and also worked in Nursing Homes with her mother, Leona. However, she took great pride in being a stay at home wife and mother.

Alice loved life and everyone she met. Her home was always open to all. She was very creative and crafty. She was always making unusual ‘but cool’ gifts such as ‘turd birds’. Making ceramics was one of her favorite hobbies. She had hundreds of molds and a couple kilns. Her ‘free classes’ she put on for years was basically a good excuse to hang with friends…which she had many.

Alice was a true fun-loving prankster. Always making people smile. She was always open to a challenge, from para sailing to eating pickled pigs feet. She always found the good in everyone and will be truly missed by all.

There will be a Grave Side Service on November 7, 12:00 Noon at Cypress Lawn Cemetary followed by a Celebration of life at 2:00PM Evergreen Funeral Home, 4504 Broadway, Everett, Wa.

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, November 7, 2019

Memories

Alice Agnes Rainwater-Fike

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Gayle Mattox

November 6, 2019

Alice was always a kind fun loving soul, who’s door was always open. I loved to sit and visit with her. She was always a big part of the Everett Eagles’ drill team that Heather was a part of, she would be camped out side of where ever they were competing at and helping in what ever way she could. I remember camping at the River lot with her and the Family , always a blast. Harold and her were such great host at fun get togethers at there house. I enjoyed doing ceramics with her down in the basement, she taught me a lot . I love you Alice, I know you are with Harold and Linnea having a great time. I’ll see you another day. Love you Gayle

Barbara (Bobbie) Orr

November 2, 2019

Back in December 1972 I was a young Navy wife. Mike was assigned to NAS Whidbey. He left me & our 2 month old daughter at my parent's house in California while he drove up to Whidbey to arrange for housing. It was a few days before Christmas when Mike & his Navy buddy Tom Smith decided to drop in on their good friend Greg's parent's place in Everett & introduce themselves. Alice and Harold invited them to spend Christmas with them and even bought them Christmas presents. When the baby & I arrived in Washington a few weeks later they were very loving & kind to us too & became a big part of our lives. Alice's loving kindness, her fun sense of humor & her great hospitality made a huge impact on my life. I thought of her as my second mother. She was a mentor that I looked up to & strove to be like. She did so much for so many people. She will be greatly missed.

Nancy Clifton

November 1, 2019

When I think of Alice and the memories I have, I remember how loving, kind, fun and hospitable she was. Whenever we were at her house we would always have a great time. Alice was always happy and made everything fun. I will never forget her and her loving family. God bless you all with great comfort during this time. I love you all!
Nancy Dill Clifton

Heather Jefferson (Mattox)

October 30, 2019

Alice you were such a special person, loved and cherished by so many. I have known Alice my entire life. I have so many great memories of her but my fondest memory is from when I was a little girl. Probably about 7 or 8 and I was at the youth convention hosted by the Eagles clubs. I was very homesick and having a really hard time. Alice made me a cup of cream of chicken soup and sat in our room with me and talked to me. She made me feel better and safe and loved. I will never forget her kindness.
My love goes out to her family and extended family and friends. She will be missed!
I wish I could see what kind of shenanigans her and my nana are going to get into in Heaven.
❤️

Heather

Patty Weaver Goins

October 29, 2019

I went to school with Steve graduated the same year as him. My mother Evelyn Weaver was a friend of your mom and they were in PTA together. So sorry for your loss we lost mom in 2014 and my brother Mike Weaver in 2015. We lost our father Lloyd in 1964.

Larry & Leanne Dupuis

October 29, 2019

Dear Wendy, Alena and family,
We were so sad to here of Alice's passing. Prayers for your comfort, peace and the ability to remember all the good and funny memories of her.
Hugs, Leanne and Larry

Kim Sakai

October 29, 2019

I met Alice when I was 16 years old and dating her son, Scott. As most of you know Scott an I married and had two children, Christopher & Misty!
About 15 years later Alice was in Philadelphia for a Navy’s Mother Convention. I was now living inWest Chester, PA (30 miles from Philly) with my husband, Steve and the kids. Some how or another I found out Alice was downtown Philadelphia. Alice called me when she arrived in Philly and we made plans for me to pick her up to come to my home to see the kids and for dinner. I am a woman who doesn’t know left from right without looking at my hands for a wedding ring (left), much less North, South, East or West! Not to mention this was long before cell phones or GPS! Did I mention I can’t read a map either! I was scared to death driving into Philly which I had never done to get Alice... With white knuckles the whole way To Philly I made it and found my way back home. I am so glad Idid. The kids were so happy to see her and she was ecstatic to them. I think for Alice it was nice for her to see her grandkids were living in a nice home in a nice neighborhood and being taken well care of and loved!
Her son an I may have divorced, but I will always refer to her as my Mother-In-Law. I grew up with her, and have some very fond memories that are mine and mine alone!
Much Love, Kim

Dee Edwards (Mattox)

October 28, 2019

I have so many memories of Alice and Harold too .Alice you will be so dearly missed by all. Hearts can be comforted knowing you have been reunited with Harold. I'm not sure if they play pranks on people in heaven but if they do you and my mom (Linnea) will think of something. I remember every year on the 1st day of school. Alice and mom would stand clapping as the bus drove off!! One year it snowed really hard Alice and mom needed to go to the store so they climbed onto Harolds John Deere and went to the store putting their groceries in the little trailer attached...so many memories ...
Dee Ann

LuCinda Mountifield

October 28, 2019

Dear Wendy and Family, I can honesty say that I loved your mom as if she was mine when i was younger. She always was there when i needed someone to talk to. I know she will be missed by so many.
Love, LuCinda Mountifield (Cindy Harris)

Diana Capstin

October 28, 2019

I am friends with Alena and Becca I grew up with them.Every time I got to see their grandmother she was always spunky and full of life always kind. She was an amazing woman. May her beautiful spirit live on as she transitions to her next journey. I am honored that I got to meet such an awesome woman. So very talented and funny. She will deeply be missed. She left an impact on my heart forever.

FROM THE FAMILY