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Leon was born on April 27, 1942, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, to parents, Victor and Leona Kaulhavy Everhart.
Leon was raised and attended schools in Burns. He then joined the United States Army, and served in Vietnam. Leon was united in marriage to Margaret Mary Costa on March 25, 1962, in Reno, Nev. They lived in Germany for three years until his honorable discharge from the service when they returned to the states. They lived in California for a short time, before settling in Burns. Leon worked as a millwright for Snow Mountain Pine lumber mill, as well as a machinist for other mills. He and Margaret owned and operated the Tijuana Café and the Powerhouse Restaurant in Burns for several years. They later moved to Irrigon in the late 1990s, where they lived since. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, and waterskiing.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Everhart, of Irrigon; sons, Leon Everhart Jr., and his wife, Tammy, of Maxville, Kan., Chris Everhart, and his wife, Marsha, of Caldwell, Idaho, and Kelly Everhart, and his wife, Shauna, of Lewiston, Idaho; sister, Sharon Reason of Redmond; brothers, Richard Everhart, and his wife, Vivian, of Burns, and Wes Everhart, and his wife, Delila of Logan, Utah; 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, May 17, at 3:30 p.m., at the Family Worship Center, 330 NE 8th St. in Irrigon.
Please sign the condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Those who wish, may make contributions in Leon’s memory to a favorite children’s charity.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.