Everett Bayliss Mauger March 2nd, 1929 – April 23, 2019
Everett Bayliss Mauger, 90, died April 23, 2019, in San Diego County. Born March 2nd, 1929 in Denver, Colorado to Everett Boston Mauger from Indiana and Urmin Shirlee Speraw from Kansas. Everett was preceded in death by his lovely Irish wife, Jean Elaine, ex-Navy Nurse Corps, Lieutenant J. G. Their marriage of forty-five years resulted in five children, Everett Michael (Deceased), David John, Catherine Jane, Cheri Jean, and Patricia Kay.
Everett entered the Navy January 1948 and proudly served his country for thirty years. He was a charter member of the Newport, Oregon Order of DeMolay and awarded the Chevalier and Legion of Honor Degree.
As a young Hospital Corpsman, Everett served with a Fleet Marine Force Rifle company in Korea, 1951, and awarded the bronze star with V for Valor. Everett’s Korean service ribbon held three major campaign stars. Everett was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. Later Everett served with the Third Marine Division in Japan. Everett had medical duties aboard various Navy surface ships and five diesel submarines, receiving many professional commendations.
Upon retirement in 1978, the Navy awarded Everett the Navy Achievement Medal and received Certificate of Merit from the Surgeon General of the Navy. In his second career, Everett served San Diego County as a Medical Investigator. During 2015 Everett became a volunteer for the San Diego Police Department, Retired Senior Volunteer Program –Western Division.
Everett supported Kearney High School Football and served as President of their football booster club, Later Everett served on the Tecolote Youth PONY Baseball Board of Directors as Chief Umpire and Historian. Everett was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign War, Post 37-88, Navy Fleet Reserve, Branch 9, Marine Corps League and Submarine Veterans.
For years Everett was an avid mountain bicyclist and assisted at many bicycle events.
We will place Everett with his wife overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean at Fort Rosecrans.
Everett lived his life serving others. He will be missed.