JACK V. EVERETTJack V. Everett, age 92, of Goodyear, Ari and Colorado Springs, Colo.
Jack V. Everett, age 92, of Goodyear, Ari and Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away peacefully on Aug. 12, 2013 at his summer home on Ottertail Lake, Minn.
Jack lived in Duluth, for most of his professional career working as a Consulting Mining Geologist. He was born to the late Clarence J. Everett and Vera Veeder Everett on May 28, 1921 in Roseburg, Or; they moved to Mich and he graduated from East Lansing High School in 1939.
Jack enrolled at Michigan State, but World War II interrupted his studies and he enlisted on June 6, 1942. He served in the occupation forces of the 77th Division in Japan and was discharged out of the service on Sept. 5, 1946. He graduated from MSU in 1947 with a B.S. degree, cum laude, in Geology. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Jack later served in various U. S. Army Reserve and Minnesota National Guard units, and retired as a Major.
Jack's was District Geologist for Pickands Mather & Co. on the Minnesota Cuyuna Iron Range where he discovered four iron - manganese deposits near Emily, Minn. In 1951 he took a position with W.S. Moore Company as Chief Geologist & Exploration Manager in Duluth. During the 50s and 60s he conducted exploration programs for iron ore deposits in various locations across the United States and Canada, and also Parana, Brazil. In the 1960s he conducted major prospecting programs in unmapped areas of the Northwest Territories exploring for gold deposits from Yellowknife to the Arctic coast. He also conducted exploration programs in Northern Minn and discovered one major copper nickel deposit. Jack was a Certified Professional Geologist and in 1971 began work as an independent consulting geologist. He conducted exploration programs for copper and gold deposits in Wisc. In the 1980s he explored and developed placer gold deposits in Alaska. He worked on a variety of geology, geotechnical and hydrology projects, including the tunnel projects on the North Shore of Lake Superior. In 1995 he became Vice President-Exploration & Director of Leadville Mining and Milling Corp. More recently he worked on the geology and development of El Chanate Gold Project in Sonora, Mexico as a Director for Capital Gold Corporation. He also worked on the geology and development of Lake Victoria Gold deposit in Tanzania, Africa. Jack was an avid hunter and fisherman. Although he supported mining, he was a conservationist and supported preservation of unique natural resources and was on the Governor Elmer L. Andersen committee for the establishment of Voyageurs National Park.
Jack was married to Eleanor Brown Everett for 27 years and raised four sons. He was married to Carol Engebretson for 6 years, and Frances Endahl Everett for 30 years, who passed away on December 20, 2006.
Jack is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ness Everett, of Battle Lake, Minn.; his sons, William (Sandra) Everett, Hibbing, Minn, Bruce (Kristine Swift) Everett, Pine City, Minn, Karl (Kerry) Everett, Duluth, Minn, and James (Clair) Everett, Wyoming, Minn; ten grandchildren, Julie (Mark) Spiering, Brent (Jessica) Everett, David (Kara) Everett, Heather (Tim) Pierce, Patrick Everett, Anna (Aaron) Beek, Renata Everett, Kailey Everett, Sarah Everett and Weston Everett; 9 great-grandchildren, Nathan, Aaron, Aidan, Ryland, Autumn, Kyle, Hannah, Lila and Sebastian; Judith (Stephen) Mages and children Stephanie and Justin, and Robert (Ramona) Allen.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 in Zion Lutheran Church of Amor, Battle Lake, Minn; Interment: Deerwood Scandia Cemetery in Deerwood, Minn.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Ralph Marsden Chair in Economic Geology at the University of Minnesota Duluth, SCSE Development Office, 140 Engineering Building, 1303 Ordean Court, Duluth, MN 55812. Condolences may be sent online at www.olsonfuneralhome.com