- Gerald L. Everett, 77, bravely lost his battle on October 29, 2017, at Maine Medical Center with his beloved family near. Born April 14, 1940, Jerry grew up in Southgate, Michigan, the son of Ernest and Henry Flora Everett, with siblings, Don, Ron, Lon and Joyce.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served 23 years. He fulfilled his dream of retiring in Maine, building his own home with help from most of the people in Charleston, and of owning a chainsaw, a pickup with a gun rack and a snowmobile. He hoped that would make him a real Mainer. In 2006, he and Lori moved to Lyman, Maine. It was a tough physical road for him the past 26 years but he endured with strength, courage and humor.
He is survived by his dedicated and loving wife of more than 56 years; daughter, Teresa, her husband, Dan Sullivan, and daughter, Kate; and daughter, Julie, her husband, Stephen McGee, and son, Benjamin. He felt thankful to have such wonderful daughters and sons-in-law, and to be "silly papa" to his special grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends spread across the country.
Per his request, there will be no services so no flowers, please. Instead, the family would like those reading this to seriously consider the harmful effects of their own or their loved one's tobacco use. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Jerry's Book of Memories page at www.bibberfuneral.com.
Published on  November 4, 2017