Everett Henry Tosten passed away August 14, 2014 at Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, CA. He was born in Eureka on February 24, 1926 and spent his entire life in Humboldt County. Everett attended school in Salmon Creek at the Oakdale grammar school and then South Fork High School in Miranda. Everett served in the US Army during WWII and saw action in the Pacific where he was injured and was awarded the Purple Heart. After discharge, Everett with his brother Gordon went into business together forming Tosten Bros. Logging. In the 50's they also owned and operated the Miranda Variety Store. In the 60's they added the family sheep ranch along with their sister, Meredith and finally, the Tosten Saw Mill. Everett was very active in all kinds of sports. He loved fishing, skiing and deer hunting in the western states. He belonged to several bowling leagues during his lifetime and was a former member of the Redwood Golf and Country Club in Fortuna. He was an avid photographer and shared much of his work with different organizations. If you invited Everett to any function or party, he would always bring his camera to document the festivities. Everett was one of the kindest and most generous persons and loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Sadie Tosten; and brother and sister-in-law Gordon and Belva (Tiny) Tosten. Everett is survived by his wife of 52 years Sue Tosten; step-daughter Jan Silva; grandson Scott Demmons; sister and brother-in-law Meredith and Kenny Wallan; nephew Gordon (Janice) Tosten; nieces Judi Willison, Pam (Burke) Adrian and Linda (Richard) Wall as well as numerous other realatives and friends. There will be a private family memorial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind or
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Aug. 27, 2014