Everett Livesay died May 28, 2013, in Delta. He was 92.
Mr. Livesay was born May 7, 1912, in Norwood. The family moved to the Paonia/Hotchkiss area where his father and grandfather had a plumbing business.
In his youth Mr. Livesay worked on a ranch on Dallas Divide. Later he worked at the Smuggler gold mine in Telluride. In 1938 he joined the Marine Corps and was on their rowing team in Hawaii. After Pearl Harbor he served throughout the Pacific Theatre in World War II. He left the Marine Corps in 1945 as a gunnery sergeant and moved to the Los Angeles area where he started Livesay Bros Plumbing with his brother Lee.
After retiring in 1981 he moved to Paonia with his wife Dolores and built their dream home on Lamborn Mesa.
Mr. Liveway was an avid elk hunter, missing just two hunting seasons between 1945 and 2009. He was a member of the Compton (Calif.) Sportsmen's Club and Ducks Unlimited. He and his wife wintered in Baja, Calif.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Dolores (Edwards) Livesay; two sons, Everett E. Livesay of Welches, Ore., and Robert Livesay of Molalla, Ore.; two sisters, Mildred Livesay of Alaska and Mary Lee Venanzi of California; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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