A funeral service was held Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at Price Funeral Chapel in Citrus Heights, Calif., with a celebration of life immediately following at the Vintage Oaks Senior Apartment Clubhouse, Citrus Heights for Melvin “Mel” James Everson, 86, of Citrus Heights.
Posted on 11/21/14
He died Nov. 9, 2014.
Inurnment at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery with military honors.
Melvin “Mel” Everson was born in Calvin residing in Langdon most of his young life. He served in the U.S. Navy, married Betty Johnson of Fargo and moved to California in 1956 after being honorably discharged from the Navy. His engineering career included Douglas Aircraft Co. and McDonnell Douglas Aerospace for nearly 20 years, working on DC-10 aircraft, and in the Saturn and Apollo space programs. He was the former owner of the Buckboard Drive-In in Folsom and Sadie’s Deli in Sacramento. Prior to retiring, he worked for the Sacramento County Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sheriff’s Department Main Jail. Mel was an avid gardener and golfer, loved singing, and watching his favorite sports on TV. His legacy is deep love for family. This was evident as his last days were surrounded by children, grandchildren, and great-grand-children.
He is predeceased by the love of his life, Betty; siblings: Johnny, Frances, Helmer, Harry, and Bernice.
Mel is survived by his children: Debbie (Mike), Don (Barbara), Barbara (Jon), and John; grandchildren: Josh, Robert, Tim, Jessica, Ashley, Katy and Stephanie; great grandchildren: Jessica and Jeffrey; sister, Helen; and many nieces and nephews. Price Funeral Chapel, Inc. of Citrus Heights, Calif. was in charge of arrangements.