Everett Leroy Slusher, 89, passed from this world on his journey to meet his Lord on February 6, 2021 at Hospice of North Idaho Schniedmiller House, Coeur d’Alene, ID. Everett was born October 7, 1931 to Ernest Leroy Slusher and Roma Catherine (Forester) Slusher in Coffeyville, Kansas. His family moved to the Silver Valley in 1941 where he attended school and graduated from Kellogg High School in 1949. He went on to Northwest Nazarene College but did not obtain his degree. He married Joan Shriner in Kellogg in 1951. They remained married for over 69 years. They made their home in Pinehurst, Idaho, then St. Maries and back to Pinehurst and for many years enjoyed wintering in Yuma, AZ. Everett was employed by the Bunker Hill Company for 30 years as a maintenance mechanic at the lead smelter and zinc plant. He retired in 1980.
He was a member of the Silver Valley Church of the Nazarene. In his younger years, he had served as an usher, Sunday School teacher, board member and treasurer. While in Yuma, he attended Desert Grace Community Church of the Nazarene where he donated his time during the construction of their building. He was a member of Kiwanis International for 30 years transferring from the St. Maries Club to the Silver Valley Club. He enjoyed his time with them cracking eggs for their breakfasts and making popcorn at Paul Bunyan Days and visiting with other members. He joined the Independent Order of Odd Fellows while in St. Maries and continued attending meetings and game nights until the end of his life. His lifetime hobby was tinkering on and fixing vehicles and teasing people with his own unique sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife at the family home in Pinehurst. Four daughters: Roberta Guerra (Javier Perez) Vancouver, WA, Edith Hopkins (Steve) Boise, ID, Marlene Martin (Teral Ellis) Pinehurst and Alice Baillie (Melvin) Kellogg. One son: Thomas Slusher (Olga) San Diego, CA. Grandchildren: Miguel Guerra (Robert), Brock Martin (Suzanne), Justin Ellis (Stacey), Blake Hopkins (Stephanie), Stephanie Martin, Christina Parman (Jon), Cassidy Slusher (Ryan Bower). Great Grandchildren: Jacob Karst and expected twins girls that he did not have the pleasure to meet. Sister: Doris Bennett, Pinehurst. Brother: Ed (Betty) Slusher, Sister-in-Law: Grace Gibson, Brother-in-Law: Michael Shriner and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind his beloved cat, Princess.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, brother Robert Slusher, sister Catherine Edgin, Brothers-In-Laws: Laurence Preston Edgin Sr., Victor Bennett and Wes Gibson.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.