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“What can I say. Grandpa Ed was a patient man. When my kids would come over he would always be so gracious in showing off his collectibles and knick...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Shaunna Barr - Spokane Valley, WA

“I met Everette Sr., when I was almost 15 years old, and knew he was my true love from the first time I saw him. We were married just after I turned...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Shirley Pfennig - Colbert, WA

“To Shirley, Sharon, Everette and 'C.W'., and the rest of the Phennig clan.So sorry to hear of your loss.Just wanted to let you know this and share...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Robert Smith - Friend

“He will be missed on the holidays and our occasional bbq's. ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Jackie Erovick - Colbert, WA

“I have so many memories of my dad, but hard to pick one. I do remember a time after I had moved out of thier house he called me to tell me something...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Sharon Radan - Colbert, WA

“We never addressed each other by our given names. He will always be Fred to me. The one thing we had so much joy laughter,respect and security is for...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Marnie Oye - Spokane, WA

“My condolences, everyone. I didn't know Uncle Gordon well, but I remember him from when I was younger. God bless you all. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Jeramiah Jefferson - Cincinnati, OH

“To Uncle Gordon, my favorite uncle. God bless you and lift your soul to the highest of heavens. Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord, and may...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Shobey Day Kramer - Connersville, IN

“I am so sorry for your families loss. I met Ed when we were all stationed in Guam. He did love to have a good time and enjoyed all of the kids...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Ray Lanigan - Midlothian, TX

“I have alot of great memories of my father, he has taught me so much .Mostly what he taught me was intentional some not so much, such as the barrel...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Clinton Pfennig - colbert, WA

“Sending all my love to you Shirley and the rest your amazing the family. Rest in peace Ed. You are one unforgettable guy. ❤ ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Jessica Harper - Spokane, ID

“Left this world before he wanted to, He loved the outdoors & traveling. He bought a piece of property there in Washington, Spokane region, he tried &...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Everette Pfennig Jr. - Reno, NV

“I'm soo sorry for your loss Shirl! I will miss seeing him in the field mowing and chats at the fence. If ya need anything don't hesitate to call....Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Shanon Kruse - Colbert, WA

“...Uncle Gordan brought me a Mustard Seed necklace when I was a teenager. I was full of life bubbling with energy and he told me that the seed would...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Amber Rose - Helena, MT - Family

“Ed was my father-in-law. He was a private man. To look at him he looked "stern". But I know he had a big heart. He really didn't show his emotions...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Tonya Pfennig - Reno, NV - Family

“I had the pleasure of knowing Ed! What a sense of humor. Always a good word to put forth. A dedicated husband , father and friend. RIP Ed ....you...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Steve Hersey Hersey - Deer Park, WA

“I remember one time back in high school Clint and I would drive up to Seven Bays and meet up with Ed and Shirley. We basically were beach camping on...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: John Richter - Clayton, WA

“My grandfather was an incredible man. He inspired me to be partly the person I am today. Throughout my life his teaching still remain as core values...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Eric Pfennig - Suffolk, VA

“I remember being little and him being my favorite person. Going into the garage and watching projects with him, always made me feel special. I...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Samantha Ledoux - Spokane, WA

“I will truly miss you Ed! Appreciate your sense of humor and dedication. You raised a great family! Quality from a quality guy! I looked forward to...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Steve Hersey - Deer Park, WA

“Shirl, I am so sad to hear of Ed's passing. I know your Faith will help you through this unimaginable loss. I pray he did not suffer and I know he is...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Tami Connall - Spokane, WA

“Shirley, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Wish all of us here in Florida could be there with you... Hugs and we love youLove Judy ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Judy Kirkland - Lakeland, FL

“My dad was my hero, he showed us that he loved us very much. He was always there for us supporting us . I will miss him very much ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Sharon Radan - Colbert, WA


Everette was born on October 16, 1939 and passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021.
Everette was married to his first great love Shirley, on September 29,1962. Through out the years they stayed together, through thick or thin, their love never faulted. Over those 58 years they were blessed with their first daughter, Sherry, who unfortunately the lord took too soon from their embrace. But as love never gives up, they were soon blessed with a son, they named him Everette after his very happy and proud father! Next came another wonderful loving son Clinton, and then a beautiful daughter, Sharon came into their world finally bringing their nest to a full and happy family.
Everette stayed in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years. He retired as a senior master sergeant, known as the youngest man to reach SSGT, and MSGT. in the Air Force he proudly served his country without hesitation or reserve. He was given an Honorary title as NCOIC of the Abilene Refueling company. When on "Bullitt shot" to Vietnam the Flight, which consisted of a full squadron of aircraft and all its personnel, were told that no fuel was available. Everette found enough to get the entire squadron to its location, on time and mission ready. This title was given to him because of the air base from which the squadron was based. Unknown to him this story was printed in the local Air force times , and the real Abilene fuel company reached out to his unit and bestowed upon him this very great honor.
Everette then went into the civil service for another 20 years doing what he loved most, working on jet aircraft.

His family has always been, and always will be very proud of him as a father, a friend, and husband, Always learning ,always teaching. Even in his death his thoughts were of his wife and children, and his grand / great grand children........

Everette is survived by his Loving wife Shirley, his two sons Everette, and Clinton, and his daughter Sharon. Also by three grand children Eric, Jordan, and Ethan . And just in time for him to see, a grandson Bellemy, was brought into his life, NOW I'M A GREAT GRANPA ! He said with great pride.

He will be missed and always loved.......