Everett Lawrence Largo
Everett Lawrence Largo, age 57, of Goodyear, AZ died February 26, 2019 in Goodyear, AZ. He was born February 15, 1962, to Sarah Lapahie and Lawrence Largo Sr. in Phoenix, AZ and was raised on the Navajo Nation near Hogback, NM. He graduated from Shiprock High School in Shiprock, NM.
In 1995, Everett graduated from DeVry University in Phoenix, AZ. He was employed as a Metrology Technician at Palo Nuclear Generating System for almost 30 years. Everett also coached basketball at St. Mary’s High School in Phoenix, AZ from 1994 to 2007. During his thirteen year tenure, at St. Mary’s, Coach Largo was the Assistant Basketball Coach for the Girl’s 5A-Division 1 Varsity Basketball team. Under his guidance, the St. Mary’s Knights girls basketball team earned two AZ State Championships, one AZ State Runner-Up and ten Regional Championships.
Coach Largo began the Native Stars Basketball (NSB) Program in 1999 where he taught middle school/high school boys and girls the fundamentals of basketball. He had a love of teaching and could break down complex ideas into simple concepts. He created the www.nativehoops.com information website to promote basketball tournaments, camps, and clinics throughout the United States and Canada. He freely gave his time for nineteen years as a volunteer to the NSB program as well as in camps and clinics, helping hundreds of girls and boys to improve their basketball skills and grow in confidence.
Humble, simple and honest, Everett did not like a lot of recognition. He spent his life volunteering and working hard to support seven children. He taught his children about discipline and to always give back to the community, using their education and abilities. Loving and caring, he met his wife Norma in high school where they were sweethearts. Though he was often serious, he had a unique sense of humor. He loved fishing, taking photos, and enjoyed traveling all over the U.S. for work and basketball tournaments.
Everett is survived by his wife, Norma Largo; daughters, Melissa, Chrissy, Rainelle, and Lynnelle Largo; sons, Lionel, Michael, and Bryson Largo; brother Lawrence Largo; and one grandchild. A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 4, 2019 at Truth Tabernacle Apostolic Church, 825 N Central Avenue, Avondale, AZ 85323. Burial will be in Table Mesa, NM at a private family burial plot.