VALLEJO, Calif. — Everett Leonard Crockett, 93, passed away peacefully at his home in Vallejo.
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Everett was born and raised in Dover, N.H. and graduated from Dover High School in 1937 where he served as Class President. Everett was later inducted into the Dover Hall of Fame after his years of high school football and track where he medalled in many state championship matches. He worked for the Department of the Navy as a naval machinist and foreman machinist during a 41 year career, interrupted only by his active service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Everett worked at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard until he transferred to Bermuda's U.S. Naval Shipyard in 1965, and then transferred to Mare Island Naval Shipyard in 1967 until his retirement in 1981.
Everett remained active in his retirement years with many volunteer activities. He served as a Service Officer for NARFE for over 20 years, served as President for the Florence Douglas Senior Center, was a Past Exalted Ruler for the Elks Lodge #184 in Dover, N.H. Everett was also a member of the Vallejo Elks Lodge #559, Moose Lodge #468, NARFE, Nite Caps and the American Legion #550. Deeply drawn to music, Everett also was an avid singer performing with the "Belles and Beau" senior group.
Everett was one of four children born to the late Frederick and Helena Crockett and was the beloved husband of Ursula Knott Crockett for over 65 years.
Everett is survived by his wife, Ursula; son, David (Cindy) Crockett of Eagle, I.D.; daughters, Suanne (Robert) Then of Campobello, S.C., Judith (Ed) Van Fleet of Los Osos, Calif., Cynthia (Rick) Muszynski of Snohomish, Wash. and Sandra Crockett of Vallejo, Calif.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his brother, Russell of Dover, N.H.; and nieces and nephews.
Per Everett's request, services will be private. Everett will be buried at<B> </B>Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif.
Please visit the online tribute at TwinChapelsMortuary.com. Arrangements entrusted to the direction and care of Twin Chapels Mortuary, Vallejo (707) 552-6696.
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Published in Fosters from June 8 to June 9, 2012