DUNLAP, Everett Winston

July 25, 1919 - November 8, 2010

After many years of facing severe medical problems fearlessly and confidently, Everett Dunlap passed away peacefully in his sleep at Serenity House on November 8, 2010.

He was raised in Kingfield, Maine, attending college for one year at MIT and graduating from Worchester Technical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He was hired by the US Government as a flight test engineer upon graduation. It was the only employer he had throughout his career. His final position was at Edwards Air Force Base in Lancaster, California, where he served as Project Flight Test Engineer on several airplanes and became a member of the prestigious Mach 2 Club.

In 1980 he married Lillian Dunlap and they lived in Mission Viejo, California until three years ago when they moved to Carpinteria due to Everett's failing health, to be near Lillian's daughter and her husband, Vi and Woody White.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian, his sister Margaret O'Brien, and their families.

Email excerpt from Evertt to Larry Gorden, September 2009.

I settled with wife, Lillian, in 1980 in Mission Viejo.  We enjoy the moderate climate here.  Iíve had some serious physical problems, survived cancer, had two brain operations.  Although Iím feeling well, I donít get around much, but I still enjoy life and my environment here.

Following comments by Everett Dunlap:

I signed on at Wright Field in 1948, and for the next three years was assigned to B-36 projects, spending time in Fort Worth and in Dayton, assisting Charlie Oliver. Then in 1951 the Flight Test Division was moved to Muroc Air Force Base in California.