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Elizabeth M. Everett

Elizabeth M. Everett

~ 1910 - 2007 ~

On Sunday morning, March 4, 2007, at Mountain View Retirement Residence, and with family and caregivers at her bedside, Elizabeth M. Everett was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven by her Lord and Savior. She led a long and full life and will be missed by all who knew her. The family would like to offer their thanks to her two caregivers, Eida and Judith, for their tender, loving care and to the Ashland Hospice Program personnel who assisted in Elizabeth's final days.

Elizabeth, the third of three children, was born on June 16, 1910, to Bertha and George Hahner of Lakeview, Oregon. Growing up on the family's farm, she and her two older brothers attended school in Lakeview and graduated from Lakeview High School. Funded by a Daily Fund Scholarship, Elizabeth entered the University of Oregon and graduated from that institution of higher learning with a degree in Physical Education.

In December of 1934, in Vancouver, Wash., Elizabeth married another former Lakeview resident, Dr. Ernest G. Everett, and after Dr. Everett had completed his internship in Portland, they moved to Grants Pass, Ore., where he began his medical practice. Moving from Grants Pass, they made their home in Ashland until 1940 when Dr. Everett's Reserve military unit was activated and moved to Fort Ord, Calif. With the outbreak of World War II and her husband's overseas assignment, Elizabeth left her home in Carmel, Calif., and moved her family back to Lakeview where she resided until her husband's return in 1945. Relocating to Ashland in 1945, Elizabeth became a full time homemaker, supporting her husband as he resumed his medical practice and devoting her time to raising her two sons.

An accomplished gardener, her large and beautiful flower beds were a source of great joy to her, her family and her friends. Elizabeth was an outstanding cook and baker, who found great satisfaction in producing marvelous holiday pastries and she volunteered these skills through many outlets, especially her church. She was also an avid seamstress, volunteering her talents to Ashland Community Hospital for many years, and continuing to pursue this interest well into her 90's as a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church Sewing Club. This Club produces beautiful handmade quilts, many of which are donated each year to needy families in the Rogue Valley. Elizabeth also enjoyed long walks around Ashland accompanied by her husband, canning and preserving vegetables and fruits and her daily reading of the Bible.

Elizabeth and her husband were enthusiastic members of the Lords and Ladies Dance Club and enjoyed square dancing with members of this Club for many years. Elizabeth was a long time member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Ashland and memorial contributions may be sent to either the Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. Second Street, Ashland, OR 97520 or the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 98, Ashland, OR 97520-9917.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her two brothers, Walter and Victor, and her husband, Dr. Ernest G. Everett, who passed away in June, 2001. She is survived by her two sons and their wives, Gaither B. Everett and Judith A. Everett of Medford, and David G. Everett and Sally R. Everett of Ashland. She also leaves behind three grandchildren, Chad D. Everett and Andrea L. (Everett) Anderson of Sacramento, Calif; and Erich G. Everett of Cincinnati, Ohio, in addition to five great-grandchildren, Gallena R. Anderson and Jack D. Everett of Sacramento, Calif., and Sydney E. Everett, Katherine M. Everett and Nicholas G. Everett of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Arrangements by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory, Ashland, Oregon.

Elizabeth M. Everett