Everett True Wallace
Hyde Park-Everett True Wallace, succumbed to cancer surrounded by his family on May 30, 2017. Everett was born on May 19, 1932, son of Hezikiah True and Gladys Baker Wallace. A recent 85th birthday celebration was held in his honor with his loving family sharing entertaining memories.
Everett is survived by his daughter, Shelley Jones and husband, Brian of Eden; Sheila Coolum and husband, James of Johnson; his son, Robert Wallace and wife, Sandra of Hyde Park; a long time special friend, Grace Nichols; his nine grandchildren Tammy Small and husband, Derek of Hyde Park; Amanda Cady and husband, Eric of Eden; Ian Lanpher of Stowe; Brock Lanpher and wife, Katy of Cairo, Egypt; Jill Lanpher and friend, Zadock Masson of Johnson; Jared Coolum and wife, Alysia of Morrisville; Tori Coolum and fiancĂ©, Floyd Johnson of Morrisville; Robert Wallace and wife, Margaret of Hyde Park; Lauren True Wallace of Hyde Park and also survived by 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by Janice Morey Wallace, his son in law Gary Lanpher and sadly he lost his daughter, Sharon Lanpher to cancer only a week prior to his death.
Everett was not able to complete his education and had to start working at an early age and he never stopped. He worked on farms, the Mountain Company and the mines. He was always interested in heavy equipment and learned to operate the machinery. He joined Rudolph Ward and started Ward & Wallace. He then started Wallace Construction. He built bridges, golf courses, ballfields and any job that someone needed done.
His great love was building ponds throughout Vermont. Many beautiful ponds that are seen were built by Everett. He then started hauling gravel and his final years of work were to run a gravel pit until he retired at the age of 77. However, that did not slow him down. You would find Everett working around his home keeping everything in order. He enjoyed walking and snowshoeing. Grace and Everett created wonderful memories and went on vacations together. He was a member of the Associated General Contractors.
Visitation will be held Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Faith Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Everettâ€™s memory may be made to Lamoille Area Cancer Network, 198 Farr Avenue, Morrisville, VT 05661 or Meals on Wheels of Lamoille County, 24 Upper Main St., Morrisville, VT 05661.
Online condolences may be made by visiting faithfh.net.