Stanley Wilford Everett was born on December 18, 1944 to Ellis and Irene Everett. He was the youngest of 4 brothers (Glen, Edward, Ronald) and grew up in Saint George, Utah.
His parents instilled a love of the arts in Stan and as such, he grew up playing musical instruments and acting in school drama productions. He was athletic and played football for Dixie High School as well as Dixie College. Though he had a smaller build, he made up for it with boldness and daring. That spirit of courage led him to honorably serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. It was an experience he often referred back to throughout his life.
As the son of a German immigrant to the United States, he grew up with a firm and abiding love for his country. He joined the army during a time of great social unrest in the USA and a war in Vietnam. He successfully completed infantry training and became an Airborne Ranger. He was proud to earn a position in the 3rd Infantry, Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. He often regaled family and friends with stories of his time in the military and the adventures it afforded him.
During his military service, he attended college at Dixie, BYU, and the University of Utah. It was during this time that he met, courted, and married the love of his life, Annette Whitaker. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City temple on January 29th, 1971.
Together, Stanley and Annette embarked on their greatest adventure becoming loving parents to 5 children of their own. Stan was an active and loving father, taking time from a busy work life to forge deep connections with each of his children.
Stan’s love for his family extended to a number of his students as well. Stan naturally drew people close to him with his passion and infectious enthusiasm. He was an instrumental influence in the lives of many people he guided through the television program he created and oversaw.
In his retirement, Stan loved woodworking, travel, time with family, and driving a school bus for local kids on field trips. Stan never let his battle with cancer impede his lust for life or love for his family. He simply set his jaw and, with the same boldness that defined his life, endured his discomforts to embark on one more adventure, one more road trip, or to cook up one more project.
Stan loved the gospel of Jesus Christ, had a strong testimony, and served valiantly in the church all his life.
He continues to be a role model to many people. He is welcomed into his eternal rest by his parents, Ellis and Irene Everett, and his older brother, Glen Everett. He is survived by his loving wife Annette, their five children, and nine grandchildren: Erin, Bradley, and Tessa Shupe; Nathan, Makayla, and Perry Everett; Jamie Everett; Jordan, Callie, Jack, Mitch, and Henry Everett; Josh, Misty, Vera, Simon, and Sabrina Everett.
A celebration of life will be held Monday August 1, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Red Cliffs LDS Chapel located at1155 North 1400 West St George, UT 84770.
Services will be streamed live via the following link. https://zoom.us/j/96978475504?pwd=WlNGUGNEMit5Y2xpSklqQ3YxTmZadz09#success
Meeting ID: 969 7847 5504
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Published by Legacy on Jul. 31, 2022.
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