Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” – Matthew 11:28-29
Everett Lee Aston, 68, of Amarillo, Texas passed through the gates of heaven on Friday, March 25, 2022. He was born January 9, 1954, to Eldridge and Erlene Aston in Oklahoma.
Everett was a family man. He cherished his relationship with his brothers and sisters. Though he did not have any children of his own, he had great love for his many nieces and nephews. When they were in a time of need, he always did his best to go above and beyond. Some of the things he enjoyed most were being able to take his family to the movies or out to dinner when he would come to town. He spent time as a long-haul truck driver, and enjoyed traveling the U.S. He was also an avid chef. He enjoyed teaching his family how to cook or cooking for them. His favorite foods were cake and ice cream. He would never turn down an offer to bring him a chocolate shake.
Everett was the true definition of a “FUNkle.” He was ornery and always trying to make his nieces and nephews laugh. He did his best to brighten someone’s day. He will truly be missed by so many loved ones, and the friends he made while living at Kirkland Nursing home. The memories and his time here on earth will be cherished forever.
Everett was preceded in death by both parents Eldridge and Erlene Aston; three brothers, Cliff Sturdivant of Oklahoma, Earl Aston, and Eddie Aston both of California, and a sister, Evelynn Aston Shultz of California.
Those left to cherish his memory are three sisters, Ellen Smith and husband Bill of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Elaine Wells and husband Rambo of Amarillo, Texas, and Del Sturdivant of El Reno, Oklahoma; nieces, Lynnette Eudey and husband Jerry of Canyon, Texas, Janette Shultz of Amarillo, Texas, Jennifer Valencia and husband Jesus of Bellflower, California, and Tandia Thompson-Cogswell and husband Steven of Amarillo, Texas; nephews, Jimmy Shultz and wife Julie of Amarillo, Texas, Vincent Burkhardt and wife Jamie of Portage, Michigan, and Newton Owens, Jr. of Savannah, Georgia. He is also survived by many loved great nieces and nephews, and a great-great niece Millennia Barrientos.
Everett was a roommate of mine in Campbell, California in the late 70’s. I had lost touch with him for many years but reconnected for a bit while he was in the nursing home. I have many, many memories. May he rest in peace. Patty