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Obituary for John Wilber Everton
17 August, 1914 - 4 August, 1984
From The Idaho Press-Tribune,
5 August, 1984
Contributed by Helen Strine



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John Everton

     Services for John Wilber Everton, 69, of Nampa, who died Aug. 4 at a Boise hospital, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Nampa 11th Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1500 Smith Ave, Nampa.
     Bishop Roscoe W. Lukenga Jr., bishop of the ward will officiate. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Services and interment are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel,
Nampa.
     Mr. Everton was born Aug. 17, 1914 in Logan, Utah to John Elva and Lucy Waldron Everton. He was reared and educated in Logan. At the age of 17 he moved to Rigby, Idaho and worked with his older brother in the mattress business. In November of 1933 he was called to serve a two-year mission with the L.D.S. Church in Mississippi and Florida.
     He married Maurine Montague in the Logan, Utah L.D.S. Temple
April 1, 1936. In 1940 they moved to Nampa where he founded what is now the Everton Mattress company of Nampa. He retired in 1979, but has remained active in the business. His three sons now operate the business.
     He was a member of the Nampa 11th Ward
L.D.S. Church. He had served as stake missionary, stake Sunday school president, ward clerk and bishop of the Nampa 4th Ward L.D.S. Church. He had been a member of the Nampa Chamber of Commerce.
     He is survived by his wife of Nampa; three sons, Bruce M., Wendell B., and Max W., all of Nampa; 2 brothers, Rulon Everton, Twin Falls, and Walter Everton, Brigham City, Utah; 2 sisters, Wanda Burns, Tucson, AZ, and Ruby Nelson, Phoenix, AZ; nine grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
      He was  preceded in death by his parents, one son, four brothers and five sisters.
     Memorial contributions to the World Missionary Fund may be made in care of the Nampa 11th Ward
L.D.S. Church, or flowers may be sent.
     Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and at the church Thursday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.