Everett Clinton “Digger” DeLaMare, passed away August 22, 2014 in Tooele, Utah surrounded by his eternal sweetheart and daughters. Everett was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all who knew him. He was known for his sense of humor, honesty, and integrity. Everett never went anywhere he didn’t run into someone he knew. He was so much fun to be around and always “made us laugh.”
Born October 16, 1927 in Tooele, Utah the son of Mary Ellen Bankhead and Romulus DeLaMare. Everett was educated in the Tooele schools, at the University of Utah, and at the College of Mortuary Science in Los Angeles. While in school he always had a job he worked for the Ritz and Strand Theaters, for Tate-Hicks Furniture, Tate-Gillete Mortuary, for Tri-State Lumber, and for Howarth & Wells Construction Company where he met Pauline Miller and Fred J. Howarth. He served as best man at their wedding and became their adopted son even though his own parents were still living and very close to the Howarths.
Everett joined the Navy during WWII at the age of 17 and served as a Pharmacists Mate. He met and was swept off his feet by Marjorie Rae Snyder they married on June 19, 1953 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He worked as a Funeral Director for 30 years. He worked, managed, and was a partner in Tate Mortuary. Everett was always active in civic affairs. He was a volunteer fireman for Tooele City for 52 years, a member of the Kiwanis, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Elks, Sons of Utah Pioneers and Tooele Valley Hospital Board. He was President of the Chamber of Commerce, Commander of the American Legion Post 17, President of the Utah Funeral Directors Association, a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and a Tooele County Commissioner.
He was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many callings including Elders Quorum, High Priests Quorum, Boy scouts SME chairman for ward-stake & Deseret Peak Council. He was a stake High Councilman where he especially loved working with the young adults. He and his wife Marjorie served a mission to the New York, New York LDS Mission and they worked as ordinance workers in the Jordan River LDS Temple. Everett enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and golfing. He won the Tooele Senior Golf Association Championship twice.
Survivors include Marjorie his wife of 61 years, daughters Linda DeLaMare Sandberg and Susan (Ron) Rydalch, son Les (Judy) DeLaMare his grandchildren, Ashley, Brock, and Cortney Sandberg, and other special family Sandra (David) Stone, Freddie Howarth, sister-in-law Linda Snyder many nieces and nephews and Debra Hyde. Funeral service will be held Thursday August 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Tooele 11th Ward Chapel, 180 South Coleman.
Friends may call Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial will be in the Tooele City cemetery under the direction of Anderson & Sons Mortuary, American Fork. Military honors performed by VFW and the last call will be conducted by the Tooele City Fire Department.
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