In Memory

Laurel Inman - Class Of 1967

EVERETT, Laurel LaVerene (Inman) - Formally of Roseburg, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2001 at her home in Arlington, VA, where she lived with her husband, Robert J. Everett, and their daughter, Rebecca Miriam. Her death followed a year-long battle with cancer. Laurel was born in Roseburg November 23, 1950. She was the youngest daughter of Leroy B. and Iris B. Inman of Roseburg and a descendant of the Belknap and Finn families, early settlers of the upper McKenzie River Valley in Lane County. She attended Roseburg schools. At Joseph Lane Junior high in Roseburg, Laurel was honored with an award bearing her name, the Laurel Inman Scholarship Trophy. It was presented for maintaining a straight 4.0 grade point average during her three years at the school. They trophy is perpetuated and bestowed each year to a student maintaining a corresponding record. She was graduated from Roseburg high School in 1969. She spent six weeks in the summer prior to her senior year on Torreon, Mexico, in a special study program. She enrolled at the University of Oregon with advance placement credits, summer school at the U.O. and at the University of Arizona summer program at Guadalajara, Mexico, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in romance languages in December of 1971. She applied to the Central Intelligence Agency, and was employed at the agency offices at Langley, VA from 1972, until taking early retirement after 25 years. In her work she made extensive use of her knowledge of foreign languages, especially French and Spanish. She and Robert John Everett, a native of new York City, NY were married September 7, 1974 in Alexandria, VA. They had lived since then in Arlington, VA. A daughter, Rebecca Miriam, was born September 1986. Robert is a private investigator. Besides her husband and daughter, Laurel is survived by her parents, Leroy and Iris Inman of Roseburg; two sisters, Janet (Crandall) Shepherd and her husband Dave of Florence, and Kathryn J. Cartmell and husband Gerald of Tualatin, and a brother Laurance B. Inman and wife Maureen of Livermore, CA. She also is survived by five nieces and two nephews, Elizabeth (Crandall) Gaupo of Salem, and Deborah (Crandall) Walsh of Yakima, WA, Jennifer and Kelly Inman of Livermore, CA, and Michael, Karen, and Rian Cartmell of Tualatin, and two grand nephews. Cremation will follow funeral services in Arlington. A memorial service will be conducted in Oregon at a later date to be announced.