C. Herman Everidge, 88, of Baker City, died May 21, 2009, at the Boise Veterans Hospital.
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His memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Friday at the Elkhorn Baptist Church, 3520 Birch St. Pastor Mark Looney will officiate.
Herman was born on Feb. 10, 1921, at Columbus, Ga., to Arthur Frank and Nannie Elizabeth Teal Everidge. He left school in the ninth grade and in 1942 joined the U.S. Army. Herman was stationed overseas in the Southern Philippines and was awarded two Bronze Service Stars along with other medals. He was honorably discharged in 1946
While still in the service, Herman married Imogene Spencer at Wapato, Wash., on July 4, 1943. The couple raised three children: Roberta, Vernon and Frank. Imogene and Herman enjoyed almost 66 years of marriage.
After his service in the Army, Herman lived mostly in Eastern Oregon, working in the logging industry. He settled at La Grande in 1972, where he finally retired as an accomplished mechanic for logging companies. In 2004, Herman and Imogene moved to Baker City to be near their daughter.
He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Union County Search and Rescue and the American Legion.
Herman liked to fish and hunt. He also was a musician and played the mandolin and fiddle.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Everidge of Baker City; daughter, Roberta Smith, and her husband, John, of Baker City; son, Vernon Everidge, and his wife, Terry, of La Grande; son, Frank Everidge, of La Grande; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, A.F. Everidge; mother, Nannie Elizabeth Everidge; two brothers, Cecil and Elmer; sister, Nannie Lee Etheridge; and granddaughter, Teresa Everidge.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 27, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor