Everett Ray Simons, of Manford, OK., passed away February 28, 2021 in Tulsa, OK. The fourth of five sons born to Joe and Eulalia (Begio) Simons. Everett was born on July 9, 1945 in Trinidad, CO. A memorial service will be held on Johnson Mesa, New Mexico at a future date.
Everett’s formative years were spent in the tiny CF&I camp at Morley, CO. He graduated from Kim High School, Kim, CO in 1964 and joined the United States Air Force where he was with the Strategic Air Command (SAC) and traveled the world.
Everett began his life with Jackie (Armstrong) Simons in 1970. They were blessed with one daughter, Amanda (Simons) Terry. Everett was employed by McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa, OK, until it closed and finished his career in aircraft at Boeing in Wichita, KS.
Everett’s second career involved his love of horses and horse racing. He maintained track surface at race courses all over the west, preparing and conditioning the track before each race. He was then employed by WinStar Farms in Kentucky for several years before accepting a job at Royal Randwick Racecourse in NSW, Sydney, Australia. After five years they returned home to be closer to family.
Everett was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Eulalia Simons, brother, Dale Simons; son-in-law, Jeff Terry; father and mother-in-law, Eugene and Marybelle (Davison) Armstrong; brother-in-law, Clifford Armstrong; and two sisters-in-law, Lorraine (DePeel) Simons and Nancy (Miller) Simons.
Everett is survived by his wife Jaqueline (Armstrong) Simons; daughter, Amanda (Simons) Terry of Mounds, Ok. and three grandsons, Ryan, Dalton (DJ) and Brody Terry. Three brothers, Harold (Annie)
Simons of Kim, Co.; Larry (Skip) Simons of Happy, TX. and Jim Simons of Pueblo West, Co.; one aunt, Ruth Elaine Begio of Yankee, New Mexico and many nephews, nieces, cousins and a multitude of friends worldwide.
Everett had a huge sense of adventure, loved to travel and experience new places and meet new people. He was a very social person who enjoyed being around friends and family. He was greatly loved, and his ready smile and congenial personality will be missed immensely by all who knew him.