Everett Charles Maynard MORETOWN - Everett Charles Maynard – 95, a longtime and well-known dairy farmer, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his grandson and pastor on Monday, March 4, 2019. Born on November 6, 1923 in Duxbury, he was the son of the late Ralph E. and Annie (Morse) Maynard. On December 4, 1948, he married the former Ella May Morse in Moretown. Ella predeceased Everett on February 4, 2018. From about 1925 thru 1946, Everett's Family dairy, farmed, logged and tapped as many as 7000 maple taps on the Roxbury Mountainside in East Warren at the farm that is today The Roth Barn and included the land that is now the Sugarbush Airport. Everett graduated from Waitsfield High School and then attended the one-year Agricultural School in Randolph Center that is today Vermont Technical School. It was while at "Aggie School" he developed his passion for dairy farming and particularly for the Purebred Holstein- Friesian (black and white) Cow. Not long after returning home to the East Warren farm with his agricultural degree, the Maynard Family bought three separate properties owned by the John Bisbee family in Moretown, all bordered along the Mad River: " We were sick of picking rocks in the fields in East Warren." In 1946 Everett and his father Ralph combined the first 3 letters of their last name along with the first 3 letters of the Bisbee name and began Bis-May Farms Holsteins, milking "about 30 cows and tapping about 3000 sugar taps." In 1960, Everett and wife Ella bought the Farm from Ralph and Everett's step-mother Carrie. Everett served for many years in the Vermont Farm Bureau, as a delegate and member of the Sire Selection Committee for the Eastern A.I.Cooperative based in Ithaca, New York. He and Ella together worked to begin and then lead the first local 4-H dairy, gardening and sewing groups in the Mad River Valley for rural youth. He served in several leadership capacities at the Moretown United Methodist Church and Mad River Valley Lodge #77, F&AM in Waitsfield. But always first and foremost, was his love of and belief in the Holstein breed with his passion to breed and produce the best possible and greatest dairy cow in the world. Continually involved with Bis-May Farms until their final Herd dispersal in January of 2006, Everett was honored by fellow members of the Vermont Holstein Club by being named the Master Breeder of the State of Vermont in 1991. During the 50-plus years that Everett worked with dairy cows, cows from the Bis-May Herd were sold on five continents and the Bis-May Prefix appears in the pedigree of literally millions of dairy cows throughout the world today. Of equal importance to Everett and representative of his passions, was his service to the communities of the Mad River Valley. He worked tirelessly throughout the 1960's and early 1970"s, first on the Moretown School Board and then representing Moretown in the formation of what became Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. It was Everett's belief that a middle/high school was needed to join the towns of Waterbury, Duxbury, Moretown, Waitsfield, Warren and Fayston and provide education for the coming generations of youth from those towns. Everett is survived by his children, Jean Glezen of Whitney Point, New York, Donald Maynard and his wife, Katherine, of South Burlington, Gordon Maynard and his wife, Jeannine, of Rathdrum, Idaho, Kendall Maynard and his wife, Barbara, of Moretown; 11 grandchildren, Cheryl Glezen Donnelly, David Glezen, Wendy Glezen Morgan, Amy Glezen, Israel Maynard, Esther Maynard George, Kai Maynard, Nathaniel Maynard, Zebulon Maynard, Rosanna Maynard Woodard, and Myranda Maynard Kim; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Everett was predeceased by a brother, Robert L. Maynard, Sr., his step-mother, Carrie Howes Maynard and step-brother Harold Howes. A service celebrating the life of Everett C. Maynard will be held at the Moretown United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. Later inurnment will take place in Mountain View Cemetery in Moretown. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts would be appreciated to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre VT 05641 (www.cvhhh.org), the 4-H Foundation, or Heifer International. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences please visit www.perkinsparker.com or the funeral home Facebook page.

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Everett was an icon of the Valley. Will be dearly missed.

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