Everett Russell Holmes, 94, of Aeneas Valley/Tonasket died June 12, 2014 in Brewster. He was born January 3, 1920 in Loomis, Washington to Cassias Russell and Julia (Cook) Holmes.
At a young age the family moved to Tacoma, then returned to Tonasket where he attended and graduated from THS in 1938. On November 30, 1940, Everett married Dolly Silverthorn and they later divorced. He worked as a manager at Boeing. Everett married Audrey I. Carey on July 20, 1964 in Yakima, Wash. and together they lived in Selah. He worked at a manufacturing company making orchard tools. In 1973 they bought property in Aeneas Valley and built their home. Everett owned a tile roofing plant and made and installed it on homes in Tonasket, Omak and Yakima.
Everett loved going to the Pasayten Wilderness especially from the Iron Gate Trailhead. He spent one summer working as a cook for the Tungsten mine and also cooked at the Whistling Jack Lodge near Natchez. He enjoyed fishing on the many streams in the area, digging clams on the coast, and deer hunting. He also enjoyed camping in the fifth-wheel trailer and once went to Arizona for 4 1/2 months.
Everett was a member of the Tonasket Eagles and the Chief Joseph Rock and Mineral Club for many years.
He is survived by his wife Audrey at home; daughters Kathleen Everel Holmes of Everett, Julie Ann (Philip) McCorkle of Milwaukie, Ore.; sister Helen Bennett of Olympia; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several cousins and nephews
Everett was preceded in death by son Gerald Stuart Holmes, brother Clifford Holmes and sisters Mary Fritts and Evelyn Berger.
A celebration of life and potluck for family and friends will be held at the family home in Aeneas Valley on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 5 p.m. Memorial services will also be held August 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tonasket Senior Center.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.