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Juan Everett Mauldin

Everett Mauldin passed away July 31, 2006, at E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle.Juan Everett Mauldin was born Feb. 23, 1914, at home in Rowden, Texas, to Elmer Asa and Alberta (Fortune) Mauldin, the fifth child of 14 brothers and sisters. When he was young, the family moved to Oklahoma in a covered wagon leading a milk cow. He remembered that clearly, even when he was 91 years old.He married Delora Mae Archer, and they eventually moved to Antelope Valley, Calif. They had four children.He was a great mechanical plumber and electrician while he lived in the Antelope Valley. Everett, his brothers, and one brother-in-law formed the Mauldin Brothers baseball team, known as the Oklahoma Sluggers. Everett and Delora divorced, and he later married Thelma Orine Holloway.He and Thelma (Shorty) moved to Palisade in about 1970. They grew apples, peaches, cherries and vegetables in his orchard on East Orchard Mesa.He loved fishing and hunting in Colorado.Everett later moved to Mesa Vista Assisted Living in Parachute.Everett is survived by his children, Fred Mauldin, Dorothy Parkerson, John Mauldin and Melvin Mauldin; brothers Menzel Mauldin of Los Angeles, Asa Mauldin of Washington and Cecil Mauldin of Antelope Valley; sisters Armice Joy Garland of Shawnee, Okla., and Lila Dean Coker of Antelope Valley; 13 grandchildren; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.He will be greatly missed.

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