The Ways lost their heart and soul on July 5th when Evelyn (Danuser) Way, 96, of Sandwich, passed from this world, sharp as ever until the last week. She was born in Iowa, lived in Chicago and moved to Westwood, MA with her husband and two sons in the mid 1950s. Ev worked for the Westwood school system for many years, retiring as Administrative Assistant to the Principal. She then moved full time to the Cape where she ran Way's Center News in Hyannis with her husband, son and daughter-in-law, still helping out in her 80s.
Evelyn enjoyed the simple pleasures in life - nature, flowers, holidays, her home, and above all, her family. She loved to travel; taking several trips to Asia and Europe, touring the USA, Mexico, Canada and Alaska in their RV, wintering in Florida and attending family reunions all over the country. She was a kind, caring, gentle woman who never had a bad word to say about anyone. She was a true lady and a wonderful example for all.
Ev's husband of 73 years, Gilbert E Way, passed last August and has been patiently waiting for her to join him. She leaves her sons, Michael (Lian) of Sandwich, Timothy (Robin) of Marstons Mills, daughter-in-law Jean of Nevada, her beloved grandchildren: Michelle Way of Nevada, Marcy Way, who helped take care of her grandparents for the last few years, Heather (Mark) Lemming of Nevada, Jonathan Way of Osterville, Nicole (Tom) Toye of Durham, NH, and Jeffrey Way of Lee, NH. She was the proud great-grandmother of Addison, Delaney and Grady Toye, Sean and Ian Lemming and Nathan Way. She was the last surviving sibling of the 11 Danusers and leaves many nieces and nephews, especially Peggy Swan and Diane Saunders Zeigler, both of Virginia.
The Way family would like to thank the wonderful staffs at CC Healthcare, Cape Regency of Centerville, VNA and VNA Hospice for her exceptional end of life care.
A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, July 9th at the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road, Marstons Mills. Burial will follow in the VA National Cemetery in Bourne.