LONG BEACH - Riley R. Everett, 87, died at his Long beach residence on May 20, 2009. Born in Kansas City, Mo., on April 13, 1922, he was one of four sons of John and Katherine (Ingenthorn) Everett.
He grew up in Forsyth, Mo., where he received his education. He met Lou Jeffries at church and they were married Oct. 28, 1941, in Ozark, Mo.
In 1943 they moved to the Long Beach Peninsula where Mr. Everett found work at the Cranguyma Farms. He then drove delivery truck for several years before starting his own plumbing company, Riley Everett Contracting. He and Lou later built and developed the Wildwood RV Park on Sandridge Road, which they operated until retirement.
He was a member of Ocean Beach Presbyterian Church and served on the Ilwaco Cemetery Board for a number of years. He was a faithful and dedicated husband and father, with a wicked sense of humor, who enjoyed woodworking, fishing and keeping active.
Besides his wife of 68 years, survivors include his sons, Ron and wife Turku Everett of Lompac, Calif., Ken Everett of Long Beach and Jeff (Karen) Everett of Sultan; daughters, Penny and husband Howard Carson of Kalama and Roberta and husband Paul Joachim of Portland; half-sister Julie Reek of Harrisonville, Mo.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, at Penttila's Chapel by The Sea in Long Beach. Concluding graveside service follows at Ilwaco Cemetery.