Everett Lee Roy McNally, 67, returned to our Lord after a brief, but relentless struggle with cancer on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
Everett was born in Norfolk, Nebraska, the 4th son of William Franklin and Genevieve (Mc Fadden) McNally on June 1, 1948. He moved with his family to Hayward, CA in 1958, and graduated from Sunset High School, with his brother Paul, in 1965.
Everett attended Cal State Hayward and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and an Associate’s degree in Business. Everett worked as a school teacher his entire life, following in the footsteps of his mother and father, and dedicated his life to teaching three generations of youngsters. Everett also coached several sports and chess teams and would practice chess in the library offering to teach any who were interested in learning.
Everett lived in a variety of places including Atlantic, Okoboji & Ashton, IA; Verdigre, NE; Hayward, Fremont, Fairfield & Vacaville CA; Las Vegas NV, Richland, WA; Camdenton, MO and finally Cranberry, PA.
Everett was an avid reader and excelled in strategy games such as Chess, Go, Mahjong, Bridge, Poker & Canasta. Everett spent much of his free time hiking and backpacking in the outdoors and was active in the LDS church and local community.
Everett is survived by his wife, Sol (Quesada) McNally; sons, Eli (Megan) McNally and Adam McNally; daughter, Sol Eva McNally; grandchildren, Claire, Andrew, Brad & Elikia McNally; brothers, Dale (Sue) McNally of Pasco, WA and Paul "Mo" McNally of Kalama, WA; sister, Sheryl (Everett) Gravel of Crescent City, CA; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Everett is also survived by a special uncle, C. Wayne (Dianne) McNally of Sacramento, CA.
We would like to thank all those who cared for him during his final days, especially Family Hospice & Palliative Care in Cranberry & Lawrenceville, PA.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; and oldest brother, Larry McNally.
Memorial Services will be held at the LDS Church in Atlantic, at the corner of 650th St and Highway 71/83 on Thursday April 28th at 10am. The graveside service will follow at 11am at the Atlantic Cemetery.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for Everett's family.