Everett L. Sims, 80, died peacefully at home, with his family by his side, on May 25, 2023 in Concord, NH. He was born in Morristown, NJ in 1942 to W. Russell and Alice L. (Murray) Sims. He grew up in the Riverhill area of West Concord, NH.
In his youth, Everett worked at his family’s hatchery, Murray Farms, enjoyed baseball, music, playing pranks, and his many cousins. Everett graduated from Concord High School in 1960 then enlisted in the US Navy in 1961, in which he actively served 4 years. He was stationed in Napa Valley, CA before serving overseas in Morocco, where he was a Communications Technician Petty Officer Second class and transcribed Soviet code. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Everett returned to NH with job offers from both the CIA and FBI, but he chose to continue his education and was a UNH graduate with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He continued with this line of work, as well as a Quality Assurance manager, until his retirement in 2011. In 1967, Everett married Linda Neuman, daughter of Herman and Barbara (Davis) Neuman, and they began their life together which would span the next 55 years. They raised 2 daughters, built a house in Bow, NH, and lived there for 25 years before returning back to Concord.
Everett truly loved life and participated in many groups and events over his adult years. He was active in the Bow Men’s Club, he volunteered time with the Refugee Program and at the Granite VNA Hospice house, both in Concord, and was very active in his church. He was an avid stamp collector, a bird watcher, an exercise enthusiast with Bow Aerobics and Jazzercise, and he loved art. Everett was very proud of his Concord heritage as he was the 9th generation of his family to live in the area and, in his later years, had begun working with the Concord Historical Society. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his beloved granddaughters, sharing his stories and being goofy.
Everett is predeceased by an infant daughter, Jessica Beryl and 2 cousins, Donald Murray and Sumner “Dude” Lacoy.
He will be forever missed by his wife, Linda; his daughters, Sarah and Emily; his sons-in-laws, whom he loved deeply, Andrew Chalsma and Andrew Milliken; his granddaughters, Sophie and Lily Chalsma; his adored siblings Robert Sims and Jane D’Amico; nieces and nephews, 20 first cousins, and the many, many friends he gathered along the way. He was a special man and had a large fan club!
SERVICES: Everett’s Celebration of Life will be held at Wesley Methodist Church in Concord, NH on Friday, June 23rd at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Granite VNA Hospice, where the angels work.