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Everett Marion Perry March 29, 1940 - September 19, 2021

Everett “Ev” Marion Perry, 81, passed away at his home of vascular dementia and a stroke on September 19, 2021. His family was by his side.  

 

Ev was born on March 29, 1940 in Florence, Kansas to Virgil and Reti Perry.  He lived in multiple cities in Idaho throughout his childhood and adult life, including Glenns Ferry, Blackfoot, Fairfield, Shoshone, and Carey.  Upon graduating from Carey High School in 1958 he entered the United States Navy as a Sonarman on the USS Somers, completing two WestPac tours.  After his time on active duty, he entered the reserves and was in the Medical Service Corp, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant.

 

Ev married Mary in 1964 and they have three children.  He earned his BS from Utah State and MS from University of North Carolina, thereafter becoming a lifelong “Tarheel”. He worked as an epidemiologist in Southern Idaho (statewide EMT program) and as a pharmaceutical salesman for Pfizer and Knoll with territories in Idaho and, ultimately, Seattle.  He returned to Boise after his retirement and built a home by the beautiful Boise River, where he lived with Mary until his death.  

 

Ev had several hobbies to keep him busy.  He restored two Model A’s and a Model T from parts he found in the area.  He loved to drive them in parades and around town.  He was an avid guitar player and loved bluegrass, Maltby, and singing around the campfire.  He shared his love of music by giving away lessons and guitars to those who expressed interest.  After retirement, he pursued his dreams of writing about his relatives in World War II and the Civil War, visiting the National Archives and several Civil War sites.  He wrote and self-published several books, including Ghosts of Canopus: The War Diary of a Lucky Old Lady and The Road to Atlanta: Eleventh Michigan Volunteer Infantry.

 

Ev is survived by his wife, Mary;sister Pat (Bill) Kluckhohn;brother Tracy (Lois) Perry; sons Alan and Mark; daughter Wendy (James) Ruchti;grandsons Spencer, Drew, and Noah; as well as  many nieces and nephews, several sisters and brothers-in-laws, and cousins Steve and Deanna Thomas (Kimberly).  He is preceded in death by his parents Virgil and Reti Perry, and daughter-in-law Roberta Saunders Perry.

 

Ev’s family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to St. Alphonsus, Boise VA Medical Center, Journey’s Hospice, SaraCare, Legacy Corps, Center for Spiritual Living, the Waterfront District, and our many friends and family whom he dearly loved and appreciated.  Ev will be missed.His family would be happy for donations to go to the Alzheimer’s Association, with the hope that someday this horrible disease can be eradicated.  

 

Funeral arrangements have been made through Bowman Funeral Home, and his interment will take place at the Idaho State Veterans’ Cemetery in Boise at a future date.  

Everett “Ev” Marion Perry, 81, passed away at his home of vascular dementia and a stroke on September 19, 2021. His family was by his side.  

 

Ev was born on March 29, 1940 in Florence, Kansas to Virgil and Reti Perry.  He lived in multiple cities in Idaho throughout his childhood and adult life, including Glenns Ferry, Blackfoot, Fairfield, Shoshone, and Carey.  Upon graduating from Carey High School in 1958 he entered the United States Navy as a Sonarman on the USS Somers, completing two WestPac tours.  After his time on active duty, he entered the reserves and was in the Medical Service Corp, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant.

 

Ev married Mary in 1964 and they have three children.  He earned his BS from Utah State and MS from University of North Carolina, thereafter becoming a lifelong “Tarheel”. He worked as an epidemiologist in Southern Idaho (statewide EMT program) and as a pharmaceutical salesman for Pfizer and Knoll with territories in Idaho and, ultimately, Seattle.  He returned to Boise after his retirement and built a home by the beautiful Boise River, where he lived with Mary until his death.  

 

Ev had several hobbies to keep him busy.  He restored two Model A’s and a Model T from parts he found in the area.  He loved to drive them in parades and around town.  He was an avid guitar player and loved bluegrass, Maltby, and singing around the campfire.  He shared his love of music by giving away lessons and guitars to those who expressed interest.  After retirement, he pursued his dreams of writing about his relatives in World War II and the Civil War, visiting the National Archives and several Civil War sites.  He wrote and self-published several books, including Ghosts of Canopus: The War Diary of a Lucky Old Lady and The Road to Atlanta: Eleventh Michigan Volunteer Infantry.

 

Ev is survived by his wife, Mary;sister Pat (Bill) Kluckhohn;brother Tracy (Lois) Perry; sons Alan and Mark; daughter Wendy (James) Ruchti;grandsons Spencer, Drew, and Noah; as well as  many nieces and nephews, several sisters and brothers-in-laws, and cousins Steve and Deanna Thomas (Kimberly).  He is preceded in death by his parents Virgil and Reti Perry, and daughter-in-law Roberta Saunders Perry.

 

Ev’s family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to St. Alphonsus, Boise VA Medical Center, Journey’s Hospice, SaraCare, Legacy Corps, Center for Spiritual Living, the Waterfront District, and our many friends and family whom he dearly loved and appreciated.  Ev will be missed.His family would be happy for donations to go to the Alzheimer’s Association, with the hope that someday this horrible disease can be eradicated.  

 

Funeral arrangements have been made through Bowman Funeral Home, and his interment will take place at the Idaho State Veterans’ Cemetery in Boise at a future date.  

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    Jackie and Bob Wells says

    A wonderful tribute to Ev! Seeing this picture gives me warm feelings of good time memories….a life well lived, Ev Perry…

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