|Everetta Womack, 89|
|Written by TRF Times|
Burnsville - Everetta (Evvie) Womack, a former longtime resident of Thief River Falls, died of Alzheimer's disease Oct. 21 in Burnsville, Minn., at age 89.
Everetta was born in Hankinson, N.D., and grew up in St. Paul and South St. Paul. She and her sisters helped out at the drugstore owned by their father, Everard Green, near the Stockyards National Bank in South St. Paul. She met and married young banker John J. (Jim) Womack in the late 1940s.
Her husband was a vice president of the Stockyards bank in 1958 when the opportunity came to take the job as president of Union State Bank in Thief River Falls.
During Womack's 17 years as bank president he was known as a friend to farmers but also a visionary interested in expanding the area's economy beyond agriculture. In 1965 he helped Lowell Swenson secure financing to establish Arctic Enterprises as a leader in the new snowmobile industry and provide hundreds of jobs in Thief River Falls. After his retirement in 1975 the Womacks stayed in Thief River Falls and enjoyed another quarter-century of civic and social activities. Jim Womack died in February 2000.
Evvie Womack also was preceded in death by brother Everard Green Jr. and sister Josepha Parker McCourtney. She is survived by daughter Mary Celeste (Paul) Odden, Burnsville; sons John E., Longwood, Fla., and Robert (Jeannette), Yonkers, N.Y.; sisters Dorothy Damkoehler, Valparaiso, Ind.; Veronica Manning, Newport, and Terese Ann Dufresne, Ventura, Calif.; three grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday in Savage. Interment will b e held later in Thief River Falls. A00003B2004OT27