Charles L. "Charlie" Everitt, Sr., passed away at the age of 91 on January 25, 2016, at his residence in Hoquiam, Washington, following a brief illness.
Charlie was born March 27, 1924, at South Bend, Washington, to Glenn H. and Margaret (Kilpatrick) Everitt. He was the seventh of eight children. He and his siblings remained close for a lifetime. He attended school in South Bend, and graduated from South Bend High School in 1942. He was an excellent athlete, particularly in track. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving most of his time in the Aleutian Islands. He was honorably discharged in December, 1945.
Charlie married Amy Stromsness of South Bend on October 24, 1947. They moved to Seattle, where he was occupied primarily as a warehouseman and truck driver. He was proud of his Teamsters' Union affiliation. Charlie and Amy had four sons, Paul (Elaine) of Kenmore, Jeffrey (Dawn) of Tacoma, David (Sharilyn) of Central Park, and Charles Jr. He was preceded in death his parents; siblings; wife, Amy, and son, Charles.
Charlie had a love of the outdoors, and was an avid deer and elk hunter. He always enjoyed visiting family.
He retired in 1986, and returned to South Bend in 1992. He traveled to his parents' birthplaces in Ohio, and to Notre Dame University, whose football team his followed passionately. He also made a trip to his ancestral land of Ireland in 1996.
In 2009, he moved to Channel Point Village in Hoquiam, where he enjoyed the company of a special friend, Clarise Danzer, until her passage in 2014.
Charlie is survived by his sons, Paul, Jeff, and David, and their spouses; grandchildren, MaryAnne Wuennecke, John Everitt, Jeff Everitt, Scotty Stead and Dany Stead, Zach Yeager and Orrin Doyle; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Enough cannot be said about the love and care provided for him by the entire staff at Channel Point Village, who came to be family to him in every way. At his request, there will be no services. His cremated remains will be interred with his wife, Amy and son, Charles Jr. at the Fern Hill Cemetery in Menlo at a later date.
"If there's a twinkle in his eye, listen closely, for a laugh is sure to follow." (South Bend High School Annual, 1942) Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 - 5th Street in Hoquiam.
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