Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2000

Everett P. ``Shorty'' Oliver

Longtime Juneau resident Everett ``Shorty'' Oliver died on April 15, 2000, in Sequim, Wash., surrounded by his family.

He was born April 22, 1929, in Collins, Ga., to Earl and Era Oliver. Oliver and his family moved to Juneau in 1974.

An officer with the U.S. Coast Guard, Oliver retired from service as a master chief petty officer in 1978. The Vietnam veteran and his wife, Evelyn, also owned Oliver's Trophy and Engraving for almost two decades. The couple retired to Sequim in 1996.

Oliver played a pivotal role in all of the veterans' groups in Juneau. He was a life member and past commander of the American Legion Auke Bay Post 25 and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post. He was also state commander of the American Legion and active in the Disabled American Veterans Associations.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 124, Elks Lodge 420, the Glacier Valley Rotary Club and the Juneau Chamber of Commerce.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn of Sequim, Wash.; sons Earl Oliver of Medford, Ore., and Lynn Oliver of Sequim, Wash.; daughter Lori Oliver-Hudak of Seattle, grandsons Chris Oliver of Scappose, Ore., and Ben Oliver of Clackamas, Ore.; great-grandson Josiah of Scappose, Ore.; his mother Ora Oliver, brothers Kelvin and Tommy and sister Edna Slade, all of Middlebury, Fla.

Services will be held on May 5, 2000, at 1:30 p.m., at the Dungeness Community Church in Sequim, Wash., followed by a private burial at Tahoma National Cemetery.

A memorial bench will be placed under the flagpole of the veterans section of the Alaskan Memorial Park and Mortuary in Juneau. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Shorty Oliver Memorial, American Legion Auke Bay Post 25, Box 210131, Auke Bay, Alaska, 99821.

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