Butch was a long time member of the Club and
actually joined twice. First in the 1970's
and again in 2010. Since rejoining he has been an active member
of the club working on much of the
electronics of the new layout.
Butch loved modeling in 'G' scale and helped run
the 'G' scale trains at the Club's annual Christmas Show.
He was a founding member of thr Broken Bush and
Round Top garden railroad, the 'G' scale model railroad
in my backyard. For ten years Butch, Bob Judge
and I built and ran the BBandRT and customized
many of it's locomotives and rolling stock.
He was one of my best friends and I miss him every day. - Jules Heiliczer
Butch on one of the Club's Turkey Trots
Butch and Bob relaxing on the BBandRT
Here he is working on the electronics of one of our
scratch built locomotives.
This shot was taken on our trip to Cresson Pa.
and Horseshoe Curve in 2014
Bob, Butch and George Speidel building the
Broken Bush and Round Top in 2010
Butch building his beautiful fire tower
Butch's scratch built 'Yard Engine'
Butch and wife Laura.
Butch and I in a reflective moment.
Butch, Bob Judge and I with my son Josh
on a railfanning trip in 2010.
Jules, Bob, Butch and Jimmy at a
Blueclaws baseball game.
West Allenhurst- Earle (Butch) Evernham, 80, passed away on
Saturday,June 19, 2021. Born at Jersey Shore Medical Center,
He lived his entire life in his childhood home in West Allenhurst.
After four years in the Air Force he went on to become a plant
electrician for several manufacturing plants before retiring in 2005.
He was a very active member of the Garden State Central model railroad club.
He spent all of his adult life and spent many rewarding hours
building and setting up model train exhibits.
Butch was predeceased by his parents, Edith and Earle Evernham
and his sister Nancy Pullen. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Laura Ellis Evernham,
and their families, Jeremy Ryan, Meredith Schwartz and their children, Pierson and Piper Ryan, and Darren and Rasa Ryan and their daughter, Ella.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Presbyterian Church on the Hill, 10 Cold Indian Springs Road,
Ocean Township, New Jersey 07711 on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Visitation will be held at 10:00 am with Service at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either Tunnels to Towers, 2361 Hylan Boulevard,
Staten Island, New York 10306 or Fulfill (Food bank of Monmouth and Ocean County) 3300 Route 66, Neptune, New Jersey 07753.
Buckley Funeral Home 509 Second Ave Asbury Park, NJ is in charge of arrangements. For condolences please visit www.buckleyfuneralhome.net