Marvin Everhart 1929-2017
Marvin Robert Everhart of Chewelah, passed away unexpectedly on May 13, 2017, he was 87. He was the youngest of 9 children born in Bonners Ferry, Idaho on June 2, 1929 to Perry and Pearl (Winslow) Everhart.
Marvin went to school in Bonner Ferry High School where he played on the football team and graduated in 1947. He was drafted by the United States Army and was stationed in Richland, WA. Marvin married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Lorraine Holmes with whom they would have three beautiful daughters, Darlene, Zeta and Marcella. After honorably serving his country and being discharged, he began working for Power City Electric in Hayden, Idaho and then for the Bonneville Power Administration where the family moved to Grand Coulee, WA. The family stayed there until Marcella graduated in 1969. Afterwards, they moved to Sunnyside, WA for many years. The family enjoyed many trips to Canada including destinations to Creston and Osoyoos, British Columbia. Unfortunately an injury at work forced Marvin into an early retirement at the age of 44. Before his injury, he enjoyed to hunt and fish. In 2002 they moved to Chewelah to be close to his daughters. Marvin enjoyed cheering on the Seahawks, but what he truly loved to do was try his luck at the poker tables. You would also be able to find Marvin every Monday night down at the American Legion for Pinochle. Marvin was a very hard working man that loved his family dearly.
Marvin was preceded in death by both parents; his wife, Ruth; sisters, Winnie, Viona and Betty; brothers, Ray, Victor, Merlin, Ivan and Pursell; daughter, Zeta Keel and grandsons Shane Caraway and Adam Caraway.
He is survived by his daughters, Darlene Caraway, Chewelah, WA and Marcella (Juan) Delgado, Chewelah, WA and granddaughters, Tasha Caraway, Amy Caraway, Clarissa Keel, Cassie Delgado and numerous nieces and nephews.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchaple.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.