Celebrating the Life of
Arthur L. Everly
October 4, 1916 — November 21, 2014
10 a.m. • December 13, 2014 • Newberg Friends Church
Arthur L. Everly passed away quietly in his sleep at his home in Friendsview Manor in Newberg, Oregon, on November 21, 2014. A resident of Newberg since 2000, Arthur was born on October 4, 1916, in Hilda, Missouri, the second of four children born to Margaret (Baker) and Walter L. Everly. He grew up helping work his family’s 160-acre farm in Southern Missouri until the onset of the Great Depression. During those difficult years the family traveled from job to job across Texas and Louisiana, sharecropping, picking cotton, or taking whatever odd jobs could be found, eventually returning to Missouri.
After graduating high school, Arthur attended Los Angeles Pacific College, a Free Methodist institute in Hermon, California. In January 1941, with the U.S.’s looming involvement in the war in Europe, he was inducted into the U.S. Army at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. During the Aleutian campaign in the WW II Pacific theater, he served as a radio operator stationed on Amchitka, an island in the Aleutian Island chain of Alaska, and was discharged in August 1945 as the war was drawing to an end.
Arthur married Pauline David in Hollister, Missouri, on May 18, 1945. Their first home together was in Phoebus, Virginia, where he was briefly stationed. Following his discharge from the Army, they moved to Southern Oregon and settled in Klamath Falls, where he found work at the Weyerhauser Lumber Mill. There they raised three children. Arthur’s life revolved around raising his family and his involvement with the local Free Methodist Church, which he helped build. He was a lifelong student of the Bible and loved studying and learning. He served as adult Sunday school teacher and lay preacher for many years, passing on to others what he had learned.
Arthur and Pauline lived in Klamath Falls until moving to Burns, Oregon, in 1993, then to Friendsview Manor in Newberg in 2000 when Pauline’s health began failing. He was preceded in death by Pauline, his parents, his sister Margaret Sheets, brothers Andy and Leonard Everly, daughter-in-law Yvonne Everly, and great-granddaughter Tori Pilchard. He is survived by his three children, Joe (Kathy) Everly of Union Bridge, Maryland; Ruth Black of Newberg; and Walter and Lisa Everly of Newberg; nine grandchildren, Kelly (Everly) and Mark Headrick; Jason (Tisha) Everly; Tami (Black) and TJ Pilchard; Kerri Black; Erin Black; Corrie (Black) and Keith Rofinot; Miriam (Everly) and Damon Ellis; Hannah Everly; Megan Everly. Also 11 great-grandchildren— Piper Headrick, Lillian Everly, Zaden Everly, Drew Pilchard, Gracie Pilchard, Jackson Pilchard, Seeley Rofinot, Isaac Rofinot, Isaiah Ellis, Joy Ellis, and Adelaide Ellis. All who have come to know Arthur will miss his ready, welcoming smile, gentle demeanor, his kindness and concern for those around him, and his deep love for God.
Memorial gifts may be given to Newberg Friends Church, PO Box 487, Newberg, OR 97132