A memorial service for Everett Nye MacDaniels will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1189 in Oregon City, Oregon. The Elks officers and Chaplin will officiate the service.
Everett Nye MacDaniels, “Mac”, age 93, of Oregon City, passed away peacefully in Wilsonville on March 30, 2021. Everett was born on September 6, 1927, in Roseburg to Everett Heman and Elizabeth May Bessie Kidder MacDaniels. He graduated from Grant High School in 1945. In 1946, Everett was a Corporal with the Army Military Police stationed in Hanford, Washington.
Following in his father’s footsteps, a Forestry graduate from Cornell University, Everett was a 1950 graduate of Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry. After graduation, he went to work as a forester for Crown Zellerbach, and “Mac” retired as their Timberland Manager for Eastern Oregon and Washington timberlands in 1982. Mac met Wanda Jeanette Phipps, the love of his life, in 1953. They were married on June 12, 1954 and enjoyed 66 years together.
Mac was a proud member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks for 59 years, earning the rank of Esteemed Leading Knight.
Mac shared his love of the outdoors with his family through the many hikes, camping trips, and trips to the beach cabin. He was a woodworking master craftsman, creating many beautiful pieces of furniture, along with special wooden toys like boats, trains, planes, and logging trucks for his grandchildren. Mac was always an avid bowler, and he grew to love the game of golf after retirement. Along with golf, Mac and Wanda became devoted campers, and were part of the Camp Seekers group spending time together every month with many trips focused around bowling tournaments and events. They grew very close to these special friends.
His legacy lives on in those left to cherish his memory which include his loving wife, Wanda MacDaniels; children, Karen Helen Hooper (Gary), Clifford Nye MacDaniels (Rose), Kenneth Owen MacDaniels, and Linda Fay MacDaniels; grandchildren, Erin Keeton, Justin Anderson, Nick Anderson, Brandon Hooper, Scott Hooper, Elizabeth Vacknitz, Adam MacDaniels, Matthew MacDaniels, Jeromey Bowers, Lenea Wilson, Kenny MacDaniels, Kristi MacDaniels, Tommy Vinci; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
His family would like to express special thanks to the Spring Ridge Court staff and the professionals at Brighton Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic. To recognize Everett in the gift, you can send it directly to the Oregon City BPO Elks Lodge #1189, 610 OR-99E, Oregon City, OR 97045, or you can go online to https://oregonelks.org/ and donate thru the portal.
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