In memory of
William Wallace Everhart
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In memory of
William Wallace Everhart
William Wallace Everhart Oct. 20, 1924 - Feb. 28, 2019 William was born in Astoria, Ore., to Frank and Sophia Everhart. He was the proud little brother of Barbara (Mead). Known as "Wally" for his first three decades, he was an industrious boy and was especially pleased by his time in the Sea Scouts, achieving considerable success as a young sailor. He graduated from Astoria High School in 1942. Wally honorably served in WWII as a pilot in the United States Navy. He flew a torpedo bomber as a member of Torpedo Squadron Three Atlantic Fleet. Post-war, Wally worked in Astoria, mainly in the automotive field. He loved cars and regularly bought, sold and traded. Wally was a charming, handsome and fun-loving young man, always driving a sporty car, who cut a dashing figure across the local social landscape. What was there not to love? Georgia Ann Kustura thought likewise! She and Wally courted and eventually married in 1956. They settled in Portland and began raising a family which by 1964 included four children, Frank (Julie), Mary Brinkman (John), Susan Branam (Mike) and Joseph. During this time period Wally was increasingly becoming known as Bill, and it remained so for the rest of his life. Bill started his own small business in St. Helens in 1965. Liberty Tire Shop was a fixture in the community and Bill was highly regarded as an honest and ethical business owner. After retiring, Bill and Georgia relocated to Lake Oswego and later Tigard. Bill was a constant source of love and support for his wife, children and grandchildren, Katie Branam DiPietro (Joe), Joseph Brinkman (Amanda), Grant Branam and Ashleigh Brinkman (fiance, Chet Line) as they navigated through school, athletics, careers and all aspects of their lives. He loved spending time in his garden as well as tinkering in his workshop. Countless birds and other small creatures were sheltered and fed compliments of his handcrafted creations. Bill was kind, strong, gentle and quick to smile. A smile that would light up a room. He was a world class optimist who, without fail, kept on the sunny side of life. He will be missed greatly. Bill was preceded in death by Georgia and their final resting place will be together in Willamette National Cemetery. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
William Wallace Everhart
William Wallace Everhart Oct. 20, 1924 - Feb. 28, 2019 William was born in Astoria, Ore., to Frank and Sophia Everhart. He was the proud little brother of Barbara (Mead). Known as "Wally" for his first three decades, he was an industrious boy and was especially pleased by his time in the Sea Scouts, achieving considerable success as a young sailor. He graduated from Astoria High School in 1942. Wally honorably served in WWII as a pilot in the United States Navy. He flew a torpedo bomber as a member of Torpedo Squadron Three Atlantic Fleet. Post-war, Wally worked in Astoria, mainly in the automotive field. He loved cars and regularly bought, sold and traded. Wally was a charming, handsome and fun-loving young man, always driving a sporty car, who cut a dashing figure across the local social landscape. What was there not to love? Georgia Ann Kustura thought likewise! She and Wally courted and eventually married in 1956. They settled in Portland and began raising a family which by 1964 included four children, Frank (Julie), Mary Brinkman (John), Susan Branam (Mike) and Joseph. During this time period Wally was increasingly becoming known as Bill, and it remained so for the rest of his life. Bill started his own small business in St. Helens in 1965. Liberty Tire Shop was a fixture in the community and Bill was highly regarded as an honest and ethical business owner. After retiring, Bill and Georgia relocated to Lake Oswego and later Tigard. Bill was a constant source of love and support for his wife, children and grandchildren, Katie Branam DiPietro (Joe), Joseph Brinkman (Amanda), Grant Branam and Ashleigh Brinkman (fiance, Chet Line) as they navigated through school, athletics, careers and all aspects of their lives. He loved spending time in his garden as well as tinkering in his workshop. Countless birds and other small creatures were sheltered and fed compliments of his handcrafted creations. Bill was kind, strong, gentle and quick to smile. A smile that would light up a room. He was a world class optimist who, without fail, kept on the sunny side of life. He will be missed greatly. Bill was preceded in death by Georgia and their final resting place will be together in Willamette National Cemetery. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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