Everett J. Henry

Everett J. Henry

February 1, 1997 – September 9, 2022

VISITATION: Thursday, September 15th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, September 16th at 10:30am, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3122 S. 74th St.  Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family.

Everett James Henry was born Saturday, February 1, 1997 at 4:30 p.m. at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born on the prettiest day in February! He was the first-born son of Doug and Vikki (Czaplewski) Henry. Everett was named after his grandpas – Wesley Everett Henry and James Robert Czaplewski. He was always a happy kid who loved spending time with his family, playing outside, solving puzzles and teaching himself new skills on the computer. From an early age he volunteered with his family around Omaha helping people and animals alike. He took his role as older brother to Darien and Erik very seriously.

He was a part of the Douglas-Sarpy County 4-H program since he was 8 years old. He spent many years working on 4-H projects and exhibiting them at the Sarpy County and Nebraska State Fairs. Everett participated in Plant ID contests at the State Fair and was on the team, along with his brother Darien, that went to Nationals and won 2nd place! He was also an instructor for the 4-H Shooting Sports program which led to him getting a job with the City of Omaha’s Outdoor Ed program. He worked at Hummel Park for three summers and became known to all as “Archery Everett”. Even after his time at Hummel ended his impact was lasting. Former campers would see him around town, run up to him, hug him, and would be so excited to see Archery Everett!

Everett attended Loveland Elementary School, Westside Middle and High Schools where he graduated in 2015. He was awarded a Regents scholarship and spent a year at UNL, then returned home where he completed his Associate’s Degree in Horticulture at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha. He was finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Urban Forestry from Oregon State University.

He started working at Boys Town in the Grounds Department as an Equipment Operator in November of 2018. He was excited for his first full time job, and wanted to learn all that he could. He taught himself GPS and drone mapping to better learn about all the trees in his care. He not only operated all kinds of equipment, he loved learning how to fix each machine himself. He even took those skills a step farther and was restoring a vintage VW bug! Everett took great pride in knowing every inch of Boys Town was cared for.

Outside of work he studied hard and passed his exams for both the Nebraska Arborists Association license and the International Society of Arboriculture. He loved trees and the challenge of climbing and caring for them. You would often find him up in the trees at friends and family’s houses. His pursuit of knowledge was endless and his adventures were boundless. On any given week you would find him taking pictures of stars and nature, discovering a new ice cream shop or winery, and simply loving life.

Everett left us on Friday, September 9, 2022 at the age of 25 years, seven months and eight days. He was very loved by all of his friends and family and will be missed every day until we meet again. He loved flannel – feel free to wear flannel to the visitation and/or the funeral.

He is survived by his parents, Douglas and Vikki Henry, his younger brothers Darien (wife Allison) and Erik; his best friend, Jessica Dunning; maternal grandmother Arvada Czaplewski; uncle and aunt Allen and ReNee Henry; friends Mary Grace and Greg Hansen; uncles and aunts Vivian and Dennis Runnels, Wanda Clements, Russ and Peggy Czaplewski, Rick Czaplewski, Rob and Amy Czaplewski and Valeri and Ryan McMahon; cousins Kiersten, Jordan, Nathan, Andrew, Joel, Joy, Chet, Jenna, Erin and Breckyn; and many special family and friends who loved him and he met along the way. Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents Wesley and Viola Henry and his maternal grandfather James Czaplewski who we are sure welcomed him with open arms when he arrived in Heaven.

His visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 from 5 – 7 p.m. with a wake at 7 p.m. This will be held at Heafey Hoffmann Dworak & Cutler’s West Center Chapel at 7805 W Center Road in Omaha. His funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 at St. Joan of Arc Church at 3122 S 74th St in Omaha, burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. There will be lunch at the funeral home afterwards.


To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.



  • David and Marion Henry Posted September 11, 2022 6:45 am

    We were so sorry to hear of Everett’s death. Our prayers are with you during this time.

  • Ann & Rod Myers Posted September 12, 2022 8:18 am

    We are so sorry and sending our love and hugs.

  • Susan L. Gloe Posted September 12, 2022 1:19 pm

    It is an extremely difficult time when a parent loses their child. My heart hurts for you and your family.

  • Loma Garland Posted September 12, 2022 1:22 pm

    May your family find peace and comfort in the many memories of this amazing young man, I didn’t know of the family until now but we are one big family here at Boys Town and he was one of our own. Sending up prayers for comfort and peace for our famiy

  • Pamela Austin Posted September 12, 2022 1:39 pm

    Sending my condolences to the family during this difficult time.

  • Denise Pratt Posted September 12, 2022 2:37 pm

    What a loss for both your family and ours at Boys Town. Know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  • Karen Kuhl Posted September 12, 2022 2:47 pm

    I”m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  • Tina Thomas Posted September 12, 2022 3:07 pm

    We are here for you at Boys Town Central Florida praying your strength and endurance through Everetts Homegoing.

  • Javarrow Rooks Posted September 12, 2022 5:37 pm

    deepest sympathy

  • Michael and Susan Dux Posted September 12, 2022 6:25 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. God bless your family.

  • MARGIE RICE Posted September 13, 2022 7:02 am

    Beautiful boy! An amazing young man. Much of that sweet personality had to come from being raised by such loving, giving parents & having such wonderful brothers. A true example of a caring and loving family. Please know my heart goes out to you all, my dear Henry family.

  • Paul Pridham Posted September 13, 2022 8:49 am

    Everett was a really good guy. Always looking for ways to help. He was the guy you could count on to get the job done and with excellence. He always went above and beyond. Everett had a kind and gentle spirit that brought joy wherever he went. He was loved by so many and will be missed by so many more. He was truly one of the kindest guy I knew. I pray for peace and comfort for all who had the pleasure of knowing him. I send my deepest condolences to his parents and brothers during this difficult time. May God give them supernatural strength during this time of sorrow. Because Everett was so attached to nature. Let us celebrate Everett by planting a tree somewhere. Maybe we can even get Boys Town to make this happen on Campus somewhere in honor of him.

  • Rachel Wright Posted September 14, 2022 12:26 pm

    The Douglas-Sarpy 4-H program is heartbroken for your family. We are honored to have had him in our program.

  • Martha Grenzeback Posted September 14, 2022 2:44 pm

    What a terrible loss! I was so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news–I did not know him but he was clearly an amazing person.

  • Ira Nathan Posted September 14, 2022 6:32 pm

    I want to express my deepest condolences for the loss of your son. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Ron Niederhaus Posted September 16, 2022 11:36 am

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. What a tragic way to leave this world. Prayers for comfort and peace and the unending love of Christ

  • Monica and Dan Witt Posted September 17, 2022 12:03 pm

    Vikki, Doug, Darien and Erik
    Everett will never be forgotten. His impact on the lives of so many was immeasurable and we will be forever thankful for his generous care and friendship to my parents. You must feel so proud to have raised such a wonderful person.

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