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In Memory of Ben "Tom" Everett

Ben "Tom" Everett, 86, of Torrance, CA passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Silverado Care Beach Cities, in Redondo Beach, CA. Tom was born in Hedley, Texas on March 29, 1928 to Charles and Jeanette Everett. The family moved to California in 1942. He attended George Washington High School in Los Angeles and UCLA. It was at UCLA that he met his wife, Dorothy. They raised their family in Torrance, CA. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy; their three children: John (Kathleen) Everett of Las Vegas, NV; Jim (Karen) Everett of Laguna Niguel, CA; Karen Lee of Laguna Niguel, CA; six grandchildren: Brian, Kelli, Nicole, Gregory, Kristin & Matthew; two great grandsons, Jackson & Lucas; one brother, Don Everett of Tennessee; several nieces and nephews. Tom's family was very important to him and was the focus and joy of his life. Tom was an electrical estimator for most of his adult years. He was an avid woodworker specializing in wooden toys and pens, and belonged to the Torrance Craftsman Guild, El Camino Woodturners Guild and California Carvers Guild. The family wishes to express sincere thanks to the staff at Silverado Beach Cities (Memory Care Community) for their above and beyond compassionate care during the six months Tom was a resident there. A private Graveside Service was held February 7, 2015. We feel deeply grateful for all the love and sympathies that have already been expressed. Donations in his name may be made to the or the . Please sign the guestbook at dailybreeze.com/obits and greenhillsmortuary.com.

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Published in Daily Breeze from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, 2015
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