Everett "Ev" Charles Thalhamer

everett thalhamer

September 28, 1928 ~ December 23, 2023

Born in: Oregon, Illinois
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Celebration of Life:

Everett “Ev” Charles Thalhamer, 95, of Pueblo, Colo. passed away in peace on Dec. 23, 2023, surrounded by those who loved and cared for him deeply.

Everett was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Oregon, Ill. After graduating from East High School in Aurora, Ill, Everett enlisted in the US Army in 1946 and was stationed in Salzburg, Austria until 1948 with the First Infantry Division.
Upon his return to the U.S. in 1948, Everett enrolled in the University of Colorado, Boulder with his brother Gerald. While completing his degree in Physical Education, Everett played #2 singles for the CU Men’s Tennis Team, winning a conference doubles championship in 1952.

After graduating from CU in 1952, he moved to Pueblo, Colo. where he began teaching P.E. at Morton Elementary School. This is where he met the love of his life, Edna Schneider, whom he married in 1954. In 1959, he began teaching at Bradford Elementary School before serving as Principal for 17 years. Everett retired from Highland Park Elementary in 1983, after serving as Principal there for 7 years.

With a young family in 1963 and the great support of his wife, Edna, Everett completed his Master of Arts in Education from Colorado College. He was able to still find time to compete in both fast-pitch softball as a pitcher and in competitive tennis tournaments locally and throughout Colorado with his longtime doubles partner, Tom Keach. Everett became one of the charter members of the Pueblo Tennis Club and later worked with Tom to run the Pueblo School District 60 Summer Tennis Program. After decades of competing in tennis tournaments throughout Colorado, Everett took up coaching high school tennis as the Pueblo Central Girls Tennis Coach from 1987-1989, which he greatly enjoyed.

Through his many years of community service and his participation in athletics as an educator, coach, and player, Everett was inducted into the Greater Pueblo Sports Association in 2014, the University of Colorado “Living Legends” Class of 2002, and was awarded Pueblo’s “Top Hand of the Day” in 1973.

In his later years, you could find Everett enjoying his retirement on Caribbean and Hawaiian cruises with Edna and in Cripple Creek, Colo., Laughlin, Nev., and Chandler, Ariz. with his family.

Everett’s parents, Bertha and George; two older brothers, Arnold and Gerald; son, Mark; and grandson, Craig preceded him in death. Everett is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edna; daughter, Lori (Dave) Dohse; son Kurt Thalhamer; daughter-in-law, Jacqui Thalhamer; grandson, Anthony (Cassie) Thalhamer; granddaughter, Kira Dohse; grandsons, John (Monica) and Tim (Krystal) Shoffeitt; granddaughter, Janette (Dan) Steinbrugger; and numerous loving nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

No amount of time with Everett would have been enough for his family and friends. Everett’s legacy remains in the hearts of his family, friends, teammates, and students who walked on the fields, on the courts, and in the classrooms.

There will be a celebration of life held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to First United Methodist Church of Pueblo, 310 W. 11th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003 https://www.firstumcpueblo.org/giving.html or Sangre de Cristo Community Care, 1920 Valley Dr., Pueblo, CO 81008 https://www.sangre.org/donate-now2/. Inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences at www.MontgomerySteward.com


Memorial Service: January 2, 2024 10:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. CandleImageI am so sorry for your loss. I did not know of his passing until today. I am going to truly miss that man. He was a true gentleman. I enjoyed seeing him when he had a visit, and I will miss our joking and handshakes. He was my favorite!

  2. CandleImageEdna and family, we were so sorry to hear of Ev’s passing. He was wonderful man and he will be greatly missed. We are praying for God’s peace and comfort for you and your family in the coming days. Sending our love, Roger and Kathy Samuels.

  3. CandleImageEv and Edna were very dear friends with our parents, Dick and Gloria Elm. They had many adventures together traveling to various places and gambling in Vegas and Cripple Creek. He was a wonderful man and we will miss him. Love, all of the Elm children

  4. CandleImageSending our warmest heartfelt condolences to all the Thalhamer’s in this sad time of losing such an amazing man.
    Sending healing prayers and love to all.
    Sincerely Bill and Brenda Stemwell.

  5. Ev was so nice to me; one of my favorite memories of him was… seeing him and his wife Edna and Jacqui walk into the restaurant and knowing his order by heart. He would always tell me don’t let Jacqui pay for breakfast.
    I will miss him greatly.

    Kristina T/ Walking Stick Restaurant

  6. I will always remember Ev from tennis. He and Tom showed us younger doubles opponents, me and Ken Krohn, just how valuable experience is when they “cleaned our clocks” in a tournament at City Park. I believe that he and Tom are a part of Pueblo tennis legacy. God bless you Ev.

  7. CandleImageI am sorry to see that Mr. Thalhamer died. He and his wife Edna were my god parents and I saw them frequently while growing up.
    Over the past ten years or so, on those times when I was home in Pueblo, I would run into them while eating breakfast the golf club. He and Edna were always friendly and interesting to talk to.
    He made it for 95 years, well done Mr. Thalhamer, we will miss you.
    Mike Stanton

  8. To the family of Mr. Thalhammer,
    it has been more years than I can or care to remember. But the Mr. Thalhammer I remember from Spann School where he was the supervisor for summer vacation school, a place where kids could go to play ping pong, shuffleboard, learns crafts, etc., was simply a lovely person. So kind was Mr. Thalhammer that he would give me a ride home after it closed in the afternoon. If I remember correctly, he drove an old ’51 Ford or something like it. It was not a fancy car, to be sure.
    I don’t think I ever saw Mr. Thalhammer again after those years. But he made a tremendously positive impression on me, one that I still hold dear after (as I said) too many years to remember.
    To his family, my deepest condolences. He was a very lovely man and a positive role model to a very young boy.
    Travel well, Mr. Thalhammer.

  9. I’m very sorry for your loss. Mr. Thalhamer was a good man and I have fond memories of spending time with your family.

  10. He was my teacher when I was at Bradford Elementary. I remember him being kind and interested in all his students did. My condolences to his family.

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