W1ALE - January 31, 2013 |
Edward F. 'Ted' Everett
QCWA # 13130
Edward "Ted" F. Everett, 81, of Pembroke died Jan. 31, 2013, after a period of failing health.
He was born on April 13, 1931, a son of the late Douglas N. and Helen (Foster) Everett of Concord. He attended Concord schools and St. Paul's School. He graduated from Vermont Academy and Dartmouth College, where he was a member of Tri Kap and majored in geography.
During college, he spent one summer working at a U.S./Danish weather station in Thule, Greenland, traveling there on an ice breaker. Another summer was spent working as a brakeman on the Mount Washington Cog Railway. After graduation, he spent two winters working at the weather observatory on the top of Mt. Washington.
He served in the U.S. Air Force, before joining the firm of Morrill and Everett Insurance and Real Estate, where he worked for many years.
Ted was an avid ham radio operator from his freshman year of college until his death. His first license was W1TNO in 1951, and later he added W1ALE, which he kept for the rest of his years. He participated in many nets, often being net control for the Granite State Net.
He also enjoyed many sports - such as skating, skiing, tennis, golf, and water-skiing at the family cottage on Pleasant Lake in Elkins. He was a judge for both ice and roller skating, and traveled around New England and to Lake Placid, N.Y., judging figure skating competitions.
Ted is survived by his sisters, Jean Coburn of Concord and Cynthia White and her husband Jonathan, of Epsom; nephews Robert Purse and Matthew White; and nieces Karen Purse and Marta White and her husband Rick Marvel. He is also leaves a great-niece, Ashley Wojdyla, and a great-nephew, Devon Purse. He was predeceased by a nephew, Daniel White.
A memorial service was held at 3 pm on Thursday, Feb 7, at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main St, Concord.