Fern Elaine Everson, 81

Published 10:48 am Monday, September 19, 2011

Fern Elaine Everson, 81, of Austin, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at her home.

Fern was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Austin, to Felix and Minnie (Schocker) Petersen. In August 1947 she married Rodney Everson at the Church of Christ in Austin. Fern was a homemaker, a member of the Church of Christ and a teacher’s aid in the public schools.

Fern Everson

Fern was an active member of the Austin Church of Christ. She taught Sunday School for more than 50 years and was a member of the Prayer Ministry at her church. Her love of children and people was evident in her daily life. Her visits, baked goods and treats cheered many shut-ins and community members. Feeding the birds and outdoor creatures was a daily committment but never a chore. She will be missed by family and friends. We thank God for the Christian service she offered to others in His name.

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Survivors include two daughters, Jane Williams (Mike), Austin, Elaine Madera-Jean (Carl), Boston, Mass.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at the Austin Church of Christ with Rev. Dave DeFor officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.