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Esther Hubberstey Everly

January 31, 1936 July 30, 2022
Esther Hubberstey Everly
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Obituary for Esther Hubberstey Everly

Esther Hubberstey Everly, 86, passed away on July 30, 2022, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

Esther was born on January 31, 1936, in Jacksonville, Florida, to Charles and Esther Denner Hubberstey. She grew up in Jacksonville, graduating from Landon High School in 1953. After graduation, she worked as a secretary for Travelers Insurance until she married. She was an active member of Riverside Presbyterian Church, where she met John Everly, a quiet Navy man whose assignment was at Naval Air Station Cecil Field near Jacksonville. After John received new orders to report to Key West, he and Esther became engaged and later married on December 27, 1958.

When John finished his years of Navy service, he and Esther moved to Alamosa, Colorado, for John to complete his college degree. Following his graduation, they moved to Corona, California, where John began a civil service career as an engineer/physicist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division, and Esther took care of the household.

In the summer of 1968, Esther and John and their children moved to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where John spent the rest of his career at Eglin Air Force Base working with good friends whose wives also became dear friends of Esther’s. John’s boss, Mac McCormac, invited the Everly family to Westminster Presbyterian Church. There, John and Esther developed lifelong friendships and were active members for nearly four decades.

Esther was involved in the “women in the church” group and the adult Sunday school class at Westminster and began publishing the church newsletter in the early 1980s. She and John went to many a computer show over the next 20 years, locating the latest technology to support her love of desktop publishing in service to her church community. Esther also enjoyed creating and publishing a number of other projects such as greeting cards and cookbooks.

Esther was an expert seamstress, producing and tailoring both clothes and home décor. She loved to cook and host meals with other families. She especially loved to bake and share sweets with family, friends, and neighbors.

Esther could also be found on the back of John’s tandem bicycle as they rode around Ft. Walton and took the occasional trip with cyclist friends.

After moving to Jackson, Mississippi in 2005, Esther and John enjoyed spending time with their granddaughter and visiting with their neighbors and friends as well as traveling back to Florida for vacations.

A memorial service will be held at Wells Memorial United Methodist Church, 2019 Bailey Avenue, Jackson, Mississippi at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 5, with a reception to follow.

Esther will be buried in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, where she lived for 37 years.

Esther is survived by her loving husband, John Everly; her son, David Everly; her daughter, Jane Everly; and her granddaughter, Anna Everly.

Memorial gifts in her honor may be made to Wells United Methodist Church at 2019 Bailey Ave., Jackson, MS 39213, or to Westminster Presbyterian Church at 2 Woodham Ave., Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32547.

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Memorial Service

Friday

5

Aug

10:00 AM 8/5/2022 10:00:00 AM
Wells United Methodist Church

2019 Bailey Ave
Jackson, MS 39213

Wells United Methodist Church
2019 Bailey Ave Jackson 39213 MS
United States

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Westminster Presbyterian Church

2 Woodham Ave
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

Wells United Methodist Church

2019 Bailey Ave
Jackson, MS 39213
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