Everett D. Brazil, 79, was born Jan. 18, 1929, in Komalty, Okla., to James Lee Brazil and Blanche Gertrude (Grady) Brazil and died Monday, March 17, 2008 at Komalty.

Everett was raised in the Komalty community and attended Martin School until eighth grade when he attended Hobart High School. He married Cathrine (Mitchell) Brazil at Komalty on April 2, 1950, where they raised their three boys.

He was a farmer and rancher and received Centennial Farm recognition for owning the farm which had been in his family for 100 years. Everett was a member of the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association, the Kiowa County Farm Bureau, American Angus Association and was a die-hard Democrat. In addition, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Hobart. Notably, Everett was of strong Irish heritage and passed away on St. Patrick's Day.

He loved the land, a good cigar and being with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Brazil; and two sisters, Dorothy McLaughlin and Leta Lindley.

Survivors include his wife, Cathrine, of the home; his sons, Doyle Brazil, Oklahoma City; Rod Brazil and wife, Jan, Hobart, Okla., and Phil Brazil and wife, Debbie, Corpus Christi; two brothers, John Elmer Brazil, Oklahoma City; and Roy "Sam" Brazil and wife, Julia, Fort Worth; a sister, Mary Louise Willis, Vancouver, Wash.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 21, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Hobart, officiated by the Rev. Ann Wasson, Pastor.

Burial, with Masonic Rites, was at Hobart Rose Cemetery.

People's Co-operative Funeral Home, Lone Wolf