A memorial service to celebrate Harold’s life will be held at 11:00 AM, July 22 2022 at Vondel L. Smith & Sons Mortuary at South Lakes (4000 SW 119th Street, OKC)
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Harold’s name to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. You may do so by scrolling to the bottom of this page to the “Donations” Section or by visiting https://donate.cerebralpalsyfoundation.org/give/95593/#!/donation/checkout
Harold King Everett departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior on July 14, 2022 at age 70. He was born to Truman Cook Everett and Willie Fairy Everett (King) in Oklahoma City, OK on November 25, 1951. A fourth generation Oklahoman, he is a descendant of participants in the historical Oklahoma Land Runs. Living the majority of his life in central Oklahoma, he attended Linwood Elementary, Taft Junior High and Northwest Classen High School, graduating in 1970. Studying at both Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, he earned a BA in Business administration from the latter. While growing up, he attended Crestwood Baptist Church where he made many close lifelong friends. He had a distinguished 35 year career with the Federal Aviation Administration at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City. He began as a clerk in the Aircraft Registry and retired as Manager of the Airmen Certification Branch on 1 January 2009. Harold married the love of his life, Ramona “Mona” Walden on 12, October 2004 and became “Pa” to Ashley and Melody . In 2019, Harold and Mona moved to the Pacific Northwest, in Bothell, Washington.
Harold had a zeal for life and never let obstacles stand in his way, regarding them more as opportunities. A brother-in-law once remarked, “No man deserves to be as happy as Harold.” He loved life and his “little family” and did all he could to make sure everyone was happy, too. Having a lifelong affection for animals, he enjoyed a long line of pet dogs and cats with the last being a faithful rescue Chow/Border Collie, named Bear. Despite her size, she would often be found in Harold’s lap as they both slumbered. Beginning in his teen years, he developed a keen interest in automobiles, in particular sports roadsters and classic models. He was typically seen patiently tinkering or putting finishing touches on his, friends and family cars. He was amused at frequent brake pad changes for his beloved daughter, Melody. A collection of car show trophies could be found in his office. Harold was especially proud to be a charter member of the longstanding Central Oklahoma Miata Club, serving in all of the leadership and organizing positions. He and Mona logged many miles in their sports cars, exploring Oklahoma and the western states. Sharing a love for OU and OSU football, game day was “a must” televised event for the couple. Early on while studying at UCO, Harold astutely identified computers as the future and focused on computer programming and languages. He capitalized on these skills and knowledge at his work in FAA and volunteered his services for various clubs and churches, including the creation and maintenance of websites.
Harold was an inspiration to many, especially his daughters. He was always there to offer support, guidance, love and respect for their individuality. They found in him an unwavering ally. He was a loving husband, dad, brother and friend to many. He will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by both parents and his daughter, Melody Hall. Harold is survived by his wife, Ramona “Mona” Everett; daughter, Ashley Hall of Bothell, WA, son-in-law, Shaun Flewellen of Oklahoma City, OK; and brother, Steven Everett and sister-in-law, Velda (Legaspi) of Blanchard, OK. In honor of his wishes, Harold’s ashes will be spread, along with Mona’s, at the time of her passing.
Published by Vondel Smith Mortuary South Lakes on Jul. 14, 2022.