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Everett Albert Wells

World War II veteran

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POSTED April 5, 2009 6:06 a.m.
Everett Albert Wells, 97 of Port Richy, Florida was born in Clark’s Beach, New Foundland on February 7, 1912 to Samuel and Mary Wells.  Everett passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 1, 2009.  

At the age of 8, Everett along with his parents and two sisters migrated to the United States and settled in Boston, Massachusetts. As a young adult Everett enlisted in the U.S Army thus building a lifelong career within the military. While in the U.S Army, he became a Lieutenant and fought in WWII. Everett retired from the U.S Navy Air Station as an Air Craft mechanic. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in both California and Florida.

Upon Everett’s retirement, he and his wife relocated from Hayward Ca. to Port Richey Fl. Here they enjoyed the retirement life style and travelled the world together and had many great experiences, whether it was visiting a country or relaxing on a wonderful cruise, just as long as he could enjoyed the companionship and love of his wife.  Everett was an avid baseball fan and had many other past times such as bingo, bowling and gambling.  

Everett especially looked forward to the holidays as he always enjoyed them with his family with good food and great fun as socializing with everyone always made him the happiest.  Everett had three extraordinary companions; his poodles from many years ago Tina and Gigi, he loved them greatly that he even gave them special pet names and to him they were known as Tina-wina and Gigi-wegi. His most recent companion was Chrissy, they all loved and adored him dearly that you would always find them at his side.  

Everett and his wife recently came to California from Florida to be near the family once again as he enjoyed his grandchildren and made every moment with them memorable.  He was known to his grandchildren as the “gentle giant” as he enjoyed playing and goofing around with them and loved to give them candy “even when candy was forbidden”, he also loved and greatly enjoyed teaching them how to play the ukulele.  

Everett is predeceased by his parents, a sister Trudy Rode, a daughter Gladys Birk and a granddaughter Cathy Mann.  Everett is survived by his beloved wife Dorothy Wells of 57 years, a daughter Dorothy Hammond of Lathrop, a son Robert Burris of Boise, Id. and a younger sister Pearline Ambersm of Spokane,Washington. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 24 great-great grandchildren. In addition he was a very special brother in-law, cousin and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Everett was a person whose life helped define “The Greatest Generation.” as he worked hard, lived honorably and loved with all of his heart.

Mr. Wells’ services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca.

Visitation will be on Tuesday April, 7 from 1to 7 p.m. followed by a rosary/vigil service at 7 p.m.held at P.L .Fry & Son Funeral Home 290 N. Union Road, Manteca.

A Memorial Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, April 8, at 1p.m. also at P.L .Fry & Son Funeral Home. Interment will take place with Military Honors at Tracy Mausoleum Schulte Road, Tracy.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Sunday, April 5, 2009
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