Reva Dalman of North Bend died Saturday, Jan. 25, surrounded by her family.
Reva was born January 23, 1932, to Manuel and Lillian Matthews in Rozet, Wyo., and lived there until 1940, when they moved to Cashmere, Wash. They moved to Upper Preston, Wash., in 1945. She attended school in Preston until she completed the seventh grade, then went on Issaquah to attend high school.
Reva met Dean Dalman in 1949, and they were married on January 20, 1950, and started their family. They celebrated 61 years of married, with seven children, 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Reva's favorite hobbies were dancing with Dean. They were beautiful dancers, and family loved to watch them. Spending time with her family, bowling on a women's league, playing bingo, taking road trips to Jackpot, Nev., and fishing with her husband, were also her pasttimes. In later years, she simply enjoyed being close to loved ones.
She was a cook for most of her life, working at restaurants in the Valley from North Bend to Fall City. In 1975, she and Dean opened the successful Railroad Cafe. In 1990, they retired to Cle Elum. They lived there for a short time before deciding to move back to North Bend to be close to their family.
Reva is survived by her children, Cindy (John) Wade, Gloria (Richard) Judd, DeAnna McBride, Nick Dalman, Debbie (Ron) Charbonneau, Bill (Patti) Dalman, Tracey (Randy) Grina, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend.