Neighbors bid fond farewell to longtime Edmonds mail carrier

A group of Edmonds neighbors on Saturday bid a fond farewell to their mail carrier of more than 37 years, Jeff Everson.

During his last day on the Edmonds route, neighbors from the 500 block of 6th Avenue South and Magnolia Lane gathered to wish Everson well, greeting him with a signed banner and hugs.

Neighbors recalled many memories of Everson, including the fact that he wore shorts all year long. Once, on his own time, Everson rode his bike to the Perrinville Post Office to meet up with one of his postal customers. The man was heading to Europe, leaving that morning, and his visa had only just arrived and was sitting in a mailbag at the post office. Thanks to Everson’s help, the customer made it in time for his flight, complete with proper documentation.

Everson will be moving to his new home on Whidbey Island. He said he “will now become a landscaper,” as he turns his attention to his yard.

— Photos by Julia Wiese

  1. Godspeed, Jeff!
    Enjoy life off the beaten path, and thanks for all your service to me and all my neighbors!

  2. Jeff is/was always professional and went the extra mile. We will miss you Jeff! Enjoy your well deserved retirement.

  3. Thanks for 25 years of daily delivery, Jeff! You always had time to talk travel, photography and local current events! Good luck to you and Karen – retirement is awesome!

  4. Jeff, your friendly, calm, accepting personality served you well in your career. We’ll all miss you.

  5. Jeff, you were the best Postman ever !! We have had many conversations and agreements before I sold my store. Good luck and happy life.

  6. Happy Retirement! It was always a pleasure to see you, and thank you for always going above and beyond!

  7. I will truly miss seeing Jeff, he has been a wonderful person and dedicated mail carrier.
    I lived on 7th Ave South for 34 years and he was always happy and smiling. He really deserves all the happiness in his retirement!

  8. Jeff, you are one in a million. I appreciated all your great service and the doggie treats for Miss Sadie. Have a wonderful well deserved retirement and enjoy Whidbey!!

  9. Several years ago I met Jeff and his wife on a trail in Yellowstone Park. I passed them at first and then it registered with me that it was Jeff. I turned and stopped and took a picture of them. My friends at Curves did not believe that I had seen our postman. They believed when I showed them the picture that I had taken. He is a great mailman and I will miss him. Shirley Wright

  10. Hello Jeff,
    It was always a pleasure when I was lucky enough to be near my mailbox when you delivered mail.
    It was always so nice to talk to you, I remember when you had just gotten your puppy and how happy it made you.
    I shall miss you, but as I will, I will be happy for you knowing that you no longer are carrying bills, magazines, advertisements and various appeals for contributions to worthy and unworthy causes. That you will be enjoying the lovely days of retirement with your family on Widbey Island creating a garden’landscape’ with joy while now you will have another mail carrier deliver mail to you with often the same contents you brought to us.
    When the weather in the winter gets nasty you can put your shorts on and walk to your mailbox remembering how you used to fill ours! Jeff, I wish you the best of health and happiness and know that you will always be fondly remembered by me and so many others.
    Thank you for all that you did with such good spirit and always a smile and and with a few words as you sorted the worlds envelopes for all of us.
    I wish you a very happy retirement.
    Ingrid wolsk

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