Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Arnold Gustave Everson of Murphys

      Arnold Gustave Everson, born in Brooklyn, New York on May 21, 1918 has gone to join his wife of seventy-five years, Edna May Greene Everson and his daughter Corinne Jane Azinger, in their Heavenly home.

   Arnold, age 99, died peacefully on August 30, 2017 with his daughter Elizabeth Armstrong at his side.

    A Chief Pharmacists Mate in WWII, Arnold served aboard the Frigate USS Glendale in the South Pacific.  His ship participated in the battle of Coral Sea and Leyte Gulf.  He regaled family, friends and all who would listen for the rest of his life with tales of that challenging time.

   After his honorable discharge in 1945, Arnold returned to New York and then Busks County, Pennsylvania where he worked in the medical and pharmaceutical business for over forty years.

   In his spare time, Arnold gardened and enjoyed family horseback rides through the woods and fields around the countryside near their Colonial home, located on acreage that was an original grant from William Penn.

   After "retiring", and for the next 25 years, Arnold and his wife Edna owned and operated a large gift shop --"Christmas Joy of Cape Cod" in South Chatham, Massachussetts.

  In 2003 they moved to Murphys to live near their daughter Rev. Elizabeth Armstrong. Arnold is survived by his daughter, six grandchildren and none great-grandchildren.

   A Memorial Service will be held in his honor on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3 PM in the Union Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 1141 S. Main St. in Angels Camp.

   Donations in Arnold's name may be made to Union Congregational Church or to Hospice of the Sierra.

   Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

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