Everett Truesdell

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Everett Elsin Truesdell passed from this world on September 9, 2013 at the age of 95. Born in Wakeeney, Kansas on January 20, 1918 to Cornelius E. and Viola M. Truesdell. He grew up in the Kansas and Colorado farm country. His love and understanding of nature and her animals has been lovingly handed down to his children and grandchildren throughout his lifetime. Mr. Truesdell served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged at the rank of SK 2nd Class. He served on the U.S.S. Concord and the U.S.S. Los Angeles in the Northern and Southern Pacific theatres from 1944 to 1946. He completed his service with eight years in the Naval Reserve. He was a member of local VFW Post 10124, American Legion and St. James' Episcopal Church. As an independent grocer in Colorado, he owned and operated grocery stores and meat markets throughout his professional career, often giving generously to those that could not afford food for their families. He began employment as a Supply Warehouseman for Lucky Mac Mines, Riverton, Wyoming in 1974. After retiring from the uranium industry in 1983, he and his wife, Dorothy, retired to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1986. Mr. Truesdell was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Mae (Tidd), parents Cornelius E. and Viola M. Truesdell, his sister, Irene and a brother, Johnny, a son Charles Everett, Charles' wife, Mary Lou, and their children, Marci Lynn, Judith Rose and Susan Anita Truesdell. He is survived by a son, Thomas Truesdell, daughter, Kriste Taylor with Al Cowan of Las Cruces, daughter, Margaret McComb and her husband, Neil, of Carrizozo, NM. Grandchildren, Brian Taylor of Spokane Valley, Wash., Eric Taylor of Las Cruces, Robyn McComb of Alamagordo, NM and Sonja Petrik and her husband, Steve, of Pflugerville, Texas. Great grandchildren, Courtney, Kayla and Kylee Taylor, Emma and Ethan Petrik. The Lord grant him eternal peace. May he be reunited in God's Kingdom with those whom he loved that have passed before him. His memory shall be held in our hearts, until such time as we may all be together again. A graveside memorial service with military honor guard will be held on September 28, 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Las Cruces. If you wish to make a charitable gift in his memory you may mail it to: Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary, 840-D El Paseo Road, Las Cruces, NM 88001.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Sept. 22, 2013
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