Jytte Ravn Thomsen Everson passed away on August 16th 2018 after a short battle with cancer. She was born on Christmas day 1929 in Copenhagen, Denmark. As a young girl she endured the occupation of Denmark during World War II, and immigrated to the United States in 1951, where she married Peter Thomsen, also from Denmark. After a few years in Chicago, Il, where their daughter Anna was born, the family moving to southern California where their daughter Janet was born.
Around 9 years later, Jytte and Peter divorced, and Jytte moved to Solvang, California, a Danish themed community near the southern coast of California. She worked in a gift shop for several years and was especially noted for her extraordinary needle point creations which were sold as fine art work.
In Solvang, Jytte met and married Len Everson. They eventually moved to Dunsmuir and ran the Hitching Post Restaurant for 15 years, before selling the business and retiring to Lake Shastina.
Jytte will be remembered for her open and giving nature, her love of fine food and for being at the ocean. She loved helping people and knitted hundreds of socks and caps for friends, acquaintances and the children of Big Springs Elementary School.
Jytte is survived by her daughters, Anna Thomsen Kanarr and Janet Thomsen, her son-in-law Tom Kanarr, her step children Gene Everson and Vicky Stevens, and by her grandchildren Kirsten and Brian Kanarr and Melaina Vogel. Her family is planning a private celebration.
Donations to the Madrone Hospice in Yreka and Mercy Mt. Shasta hospice would honor her memory. Online condolences may be made at www.girdnerfuneralchapel.com. Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.