Nila G. Everidge
Died: May 4, 2013
Nila G. Everidge, 76, passed away peacefully at her beloved home in Chenango Bridge on Saturday, May 4, 2013. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Amelia Eddy; her older brother, Francis Eddy of Chenango Forks; and her much loved dogs, Patty, Casey and Megan. Nila is survived by her daughter, Debra L. Hogan (Frederick C. Kelley) and "grandpups" Brandon, Tara, and "Mandee"; several nieces, nephews and special friends.
Nila graduated from Chenango Forks High School and worked in the personal, commercial, and health insurance fields for over 30 years until her retirement. She was a 4-H Leader and served on the Board of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Mother and daughter not only shared birthdays but an unbreakable bond that was forged over years of Debra's medical challenges, and her personal and professional triumphs. Debra credits her mom with her college education, common sense, and a thirst for learning. It was because of Nila's dedication and tireless devotion to Debra that she graduated from BU on time and pursued her MA despite roadblocks. Mom was a hardworking, modest, clever, resourceful, courageous, and caring woman with "to do lists" galore and a filing system to match. She was a proud and doting mother to Debra and "the pups" and took GREAT pride in her home, lawn, and garden. Nila enjoyed her many friends, dancing, crafts, parades and car shows with Debra, and her "snowbird home" in Zephyrhills, FL.
Sincere gratitude to Dr. Lodi, Dr. D., Dr. Reddy, Dr. Blonski, and the amazing staff at Wilson's ER, CCU, South Tower 3, and Lourdes Hospice for their expertise, care, compassion, and learning "take aways" surrounding Nila's care and treatment.
A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Wm. R Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson with the Rev. Henry J. Ausby officiating. Burial will be in Kattelville Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Disabled American Veterans, Broome County Front Street Dog Shelter, or Action For Older Persons.