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Welcome to the memorial page for

Thomas Edward Everson

May 3, 1941 ~ March 15, 2017 (age 75)

 

Madison

Thomas (Tom) Edward Everson, age 75, of Madison passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  He was born on May 3, 1941, the son of James and Rose (McKee) Everson.  He was a life-long resident of Madison.  

He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of 2 years old, but never let it deter him from living the way he wanted to - riding a bike, driving a car, working until the age of 55 and living independently his entire life.

Tom attended Washington Orthopedic School until 3rd grade. Tom’s mother did not want him to be labeled as disabled because she felt it would limit his potential.  She worked with the Edgewood Campus Sisters to enroll him in Edgewood Campus Grade School as a regular student.  He then attended Edgewood High School and graduated in 1960. 

Throughout his life he worked at his parent’s grocery store, Everson’s Grocery.  He also worked for Madison Newspapers and retired from Ohio Medical after 20 years.  

Tom is survived by his brother, Jan (Mary Hofmeister) Everson; and his nieces, Beth (Mac) Chorlton of Madison and Kate (David) Jenks of Plymouth, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents.  

He had a great love of cars, both driving and collecting them, and was an avid Packers and Badgers fan.  You could often find him watching his favorite western movies. He adored his great nieces and nephews, Ella and Drew Chorlton, and Mary and Oliver Jenks.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 404 E. Main Street, Madison.

The family would like to sincerely thank Pat Stark, Richard Enger and John Durst for being supportive and loving friends. 

Memorials may be made to the Apostolate to the Handicapped, Edgewood High School or United Cerebral Palsy. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.

Joyce - Ryan Funeral Home

& Cremation Services

5701 Odana Road

608-274-1000

 


Charitable donations may be made to:

Apostolate to the Handicapped
702 S. High Point Road Suite 225, Madison WI 53719
Tel: 1-608-821-3050
Email: APD@madisondiocese.org

United Cerebral Palsy
2801 Coho Street Suite 300, Madison WI 53713
Tel: 1-608-273-4434
Web: http://www.ucpdane.org

Edgewood High School
Advancement Office 2219 Monroe Street, Madison WI 53711-1999



 Service Information

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
March 24, 2017

10:30 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church
404 E. Main Street
Madison, WI 53703

Committal
Friday
March 24, 2017

11:30 AM
Resurrection Catholic Cemetery
2705 Regent Street
Madison, WI 53705


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