Everett died of cancer in Hamilton, Montana, on July 27, 1984 at the age of 79. He was born in Berwyn, Nebraska January 28, 1905 and came to Montana as a young man, working for the Forest Service. In 1941, at age 36 and the oldest in the rookies class, he became one of the pioneer smokejumpers when he made 2 fire jumps. In 1943 he married and during WWII he worked in the Seattle shipyards as a foreman. In the mid-’40s he returned to the Bitterroot Valley where he was a rancher and farmer northeast of Corvallis, MT. He is buried at the Corvallis Cemetery.
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