A memorial service for Richard and Elizabeth Everett, the couple killed by a falling tree during Tropical Storm Sandy will be held at Blue Crest Riding Center in Long Valley, according to the obituary from the Tuttle Funeral home.
The Everetts were residents of Randolph for 12 years and previously lives in West Chester, Pa. Richard was a chemist at Opthotech in Princeton and Elizabeth was a bio tech consultant for Novartis in East Hanover. They were both very active throughout the community.
Richard and Elizabeth Ann are survived by their four children, Zoe, Talia, Theodore and Pierce. Survivors include Richard's parents, Richard Gielow and Elizabeth Ann Everett; his step-mother, Barbara Gielow; his brother, Jay, and his step-brother, Jeff. Elizabeth is also survived by her mother, Dorothy Tucker; her sister, Cissy Stanford, and her brother, John Irving Tucker. They are both survived by many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at Blue Crest Riding Center, 292 West Mill Road, Long Valley on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard R. and Elizabeth Ann's memory to the Everett Family Fund. All arrangements by Tuttle Funeral Home in Randolph.
Mourners left messages on the Blue Crest Riding Center's Facebook wall.
"Rich and Beth have blessed my family for a very long time. I know of no other people so generous and loving than the Everetts were to Rita and I and our family," David E. Reed said. "You will be missed so much and we will continue to pray for the children and for God's plan for them all."
Sharon Smith posted after the found out about the accident through the social media site.
"Such a horrible loss of 2 great people," Smith said. "Planning on coming out to Blue Crest Sunday. Prayers to all of their families and especially the kids."
Larry and Sandy Horning, Patch readers from Reno Nevada who knew the family also commented on Mendham-Chester Patch.
"Our condolences for the Everett family who tragically lossed their son, daughter-in-law, the children's mother, father, friend and neighbor. Especially for Elizabeth and Norman Everett," Larry and Sandy Horning wrote. "May the Lord be with you eternally as he is with your loved ones. We ask for peace, understanding and prayers for all concerned."