Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Everett LaRay Rasmussen\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tEverett LaRay Rasmussen, 80, of Provo Utah, left this earthly life to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, September 7, 2018. Everett was born November 12, 1937 in Salt Lake City to LaRay Rasmussen and Annie Hortense Mortensen, both of whom proceeded him in death.\n\nHe was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served an honorable LDS mission in the South Eastern States Mission covering Kentucky, W. Virginia and Tennessee. He married Myra Robison on Dec 29, 1961. They had 6 children but later in life divorced. In his elder years he married Dorothy Fowler in the Provo Ut Temple. They also divorced later in life but remained good friends to the end. He served in several capacities in the church.\n\nEverett had natural aptitudes in math, machinery and music. He was a gifted violinist and flautist and shared his talents at many church and wedding gatherings. He learned piano from his mother and would delight his children, on occasion, with impromptu recitals. He had a beautiful voice and the ability to pick out parts with ease. He received much joy singing and participated in many church choirs throughout his life. He also enjoyed animals, dancing, camping, running and taking photos. He loved the mountains and beautiful scenery. He worked in many capacities in the construction trade. With his keen intellect, he learned new skills quickly and was self-taught in many areas. He built an addition to his family’s home with no outside help. In addition, he was always willing to sacrifice hours of his time, sharing those skills with others \n\nHe was especially aware of those who were the “least” of men and had a soft heart for anyone struggling. He was one that would “give the shirt off his back” to others if he thought it would help. He was a man without guile or judgement and truly loved others unconditionally.\n\nHe loved his family and is survived by children: Sherrie (Scott) Butler, Kelly (Arlene) Rasmussen, Cindy (Greg) Smith, Tami (Curtis) Olsen, Holly Whiting, Greg (Camie) Rasmussen and Siblings: Kenneth (Janice) Rasmussen, David (Doris) Rasmussen, Karen (Vern) Rawcliffe, Jean (Rick) Moore. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother and brother Gary Lynn Rasmussen. In addition, he leaves 25 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren… and counting.\n\nFuneral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Ave., Provo. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Hills Cemetery.