Kenon Aaron Everts ascended to heaven where God gave him his angel wings on Nov. 20, 2011, after a traumatic struggle from injuries he acquired in a car accident on Oct. 14, 2011.
Kenon was born Dec. 12, 1991, in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to Helen Everts. He moved to the Gresham, Ore., area when he was 6 months old with his mother and brother. He attended various grade and middle schools. He graduated from North Star Christian Academy in 2011.
Upon graduation Kenon went to work as a cashier at 7-11 on Kane and Division for Steven and Judy Bertelson, where he met and befriended many customers and delivery drivers. There was never a stranger to Kenon; only friends.
Kenon loved to spend his time at Crown Point with friends, listening to music, wheeling with his cousins, camping at Big Cedars and on trips to the Oregon coast. He was rarely seen without his latest Dutch Bros drink or a Killer Burger in hand.
Kenon was survived by his mother, Helen Everts; Bill Ingram; brother Michael and Belynda Wagner and nephews Joseph and Michael Jr. Wagner and Jeremiah Anderson; grandparents Floyd Wagner, Nancy and Buzz Wells and Donald Everts; aunts and uncles: Wes Wagner and Sylvia Hatch, Viola Wagner, Wanda Wagner, Lavern and Jerry Bligh, Edith and Bob Burnett, Carla and Rick Curtis, Vicki and Tim Hirsch, Donald and Wendy Everts, Victor and Teya Everts; and cousins Floyd, Gerald (JJ) and Maximus Bligh, Brandon and Tyler Burnett, Amanda Curtis, Nathan and Noah Hirsch, Simone, Victor and Teya Everts, Naomi Wagner and Jeremiah and James Schneider, Patrick, Jami, Katie and Lindsey Jones and Andrew Jones.
Kenon also had several people he "adopted" into his family, brothers and sisters in his heart: Taylor Clements, Andrew Hall, Jordon and Aaron Mead, Tommy Gates, Adam Fivecoates, Chris Brandon, Amanda Conner, Niki Brower, Tiffany Bierer, Kayla Brower, Mary Cermack, Libi Hendrix and Lexx Setzke.
Kenon was preceded in death by his grandmother, Viola Wagner, and aunt Doris Ruffell.
A candlelight vigil in honor of his 20th birthday will be held Dec. 12 at Crown Point, Ore., from 6-8 p.m.
Kenon Everts may be gone but will live on in our hearts and memories forever. Rest in Peace, our friend and loved one. We're counting on you to keep the campfire in the sky burning bright so we can find our way to you when it's our time.
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