Everett S. Qualey passed away in Colville on Dec.15, 2012 at the age of 79. He was born the son of Edward and Eleanor (Nutting) Qualey on Nov. 13, 1933 in Naples, Maine.
Everett grew up in Maine and at the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1956. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, Everett lived throughout the United States, working as a long haul truck driver, logger and mill worker. He worked as a logger and mill worker for Weyerhaeuser for 30 years, until the mill in Snoqualmie closed. He and his family relocated to the Colville area and he went to work for Vaagen’s Lumber for the next 10 years until his retirement at the age of 65.
Everett married Ethel Hamilton in 1981 and they spent the next 32 years together. In his spare time, Everett enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and cutting firewood. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Everett is survived by his wife Ethel, at the home; by his sons, Ed Qualey, Jim Brauhn, and Tim Brauhn, all of Colville; Joe Hamilton and wife Jolene, Loon Lake; daughters Alicia Sim, Colville; Lesa Qualey, Portland, OR; Kim Qualey, Portland; Patty Qualey, South Carolina; Pam Qualey, South Carolina; brother, Warren Qualey, Maine; sister, Betty Brand, Florida; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family members.
A memorial service and niche placement for Mr. Qualey will be held at a later date at the Washington State Veter¬ans Cemetery at Medical Lake.
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.