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Blue Ridge Parkway Former Superintendent Dies At 86


Last updated 12/30/2020 at 5:06pm

The Everhardt family. Back row: Phil Everhardt, Gary Everhardt. Front row: Karen Everhardt and Nancy Everhardt. (Courtesy photo by NPS)

Former National Park Service Director Gary Everhardt passed away on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, following a battle with COVID-19 and just days after his beloved wife, Nancy, died on Dec. 23. He was 86 years old.

"Our deepest condolences go out to Everhardt's loved ones, friends and all whose lives he touched through his service and mentorship," said NPS Deputy Director Shawn Benge. "Gary had a profound impact and lasting legacy on America's National Parks. His dedication to the National Park Service mission and service to the American public will be remembered for years to come."

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