Everardo Navas de Molina 1921-
Orson Pratt Brown's son-in-law
Everardo Aureliano Navas de Molina was born November 1, 1921 in Toluca, Mexico, Mexico to Filiberto Navas de Valdés and Lucía Molina de Zaldivar.
Elder LaSelle Taylor and Elder Samuel Keith Bowman were tracting their first day in Toluca when they walked across the street from their "Casa de Oracion" to a large athletic park. They went into a big gymnasium and were greeted by Senor Filiberto Navas de Valdez, head of the Athletic Department of the State of Mexico. They told him they were missionaries. Bowman had made a name for himself by playing basketball on some local award winning teams. Senor Navas challenged the missionaries to throw a shotput. After some joustling and good humored competition Senor Navas told the Elders that he had a son that was athletic like them and that he wanted to introduce him to the Elders so they could associate together. "I want him to live a good clean life and be like you", he said. Elder S.Keith Bowman wrote that "When Aureliano Everardo Navas de Molina , nicknamed "Nano" came to meet us he was truly a good , handsome, big young man, physically fit, and very friendly. We became friends immediately and LaSelle and I took him home with us to talk and get better acquainted. He spent his free time with us and came to work with us in Toluca. Bertha and Nano really hit it off and fell in love. It was love at first sight."
After her release from her mission Bertha began to communicate through letters with the recently baptized "Nano" in Toluca. His name was Everardo Navas de Molina, nicknamed "Nano". They were both very much in love and made a very handsome couple. Orson was relieved to see his Berthita find a good Mormon man to marry in the Temple.
Within two months of this marriage, Orson Pratt Brown died at the age of 83. Bertha was devastated. She had been very close to her father all her life and would suffer terribly whenever he was gone from their home for any extended period of time. He was everything a father could be to a girl and her heart was partially buried with him.
Nano and Bertha returned to Mexico and Bertha soon took a job at a grand hotel where she made reservations and interpreted tourists in their needs. She had a tremendous salary for being bilingual and she was such an attractive young lady. Nano was with his physical education job. Soon Bertha found out she was pregnant. Their letters home were always about "Orhito", their expected baby's namesake for Orson (born "Lucia"). When Bertha had to quit her job in her 8th month, Nano took her to Toluca to live with his parents. She felt like she was a burden to the family especially when at dinnertime Nano's sister looked at her plate and said, "You sure eat a lot!"
Nano and Bertha were able to rent the living quarters that the elders and sister missionaries had and were not being used. That was the break Bertha needed. Nano was now working in Puebla and only came on week-ends. Here she was safe as the chapel was always having services of different kinds and missionaries were always around. Bertha kept busy, living in a courtyard apartment on Las Calles de Plutarco Gonzalez Number 22 in Toluca. She was teaching English to business executives from the United States who wanted to do business in Mexico. She also did sewing and tailoring.
A year after the wedding, Bertha and Nano were blessed with a little girl, not the little "Orhito" they were expecting. They named her after Nano's mother, Lucia.
Bertha was becoming dissatisfied with the living arrangements, she lived in Toluca while Nano lived in Matamoros. Bertha was used to being doted on by her father and her admirers. Now she was left alone to care for two babies. To make matters worse, her Nano's occupation kept him in the company of young girls in college that admired him. Some missionaries had told Bertha that he was escorting the queen of a certain event at the university where he taught. Mary came to visit her and insisted that Bertha, Lucy and she take the bus to Puebla to check things out. When they arrived at the University the guard opened the door to Nano's apartment and let them in. Bertha saw a couple of letters on the desk and she read them she confirmed what she was so worried about, Nano had an amorous admirer . When Nano came into the apartment he greeted her passionately, as usual he picked her up. They walked out hand in hand and Mary was furious with them. Bertha really loved him and didn't face him with the letters. After the visit Mary brought up the letters again and pressured her to rethink the marriage. She assisted Bertha in packing up her bags and daughters and moving to Dublán to live with her mother and grandmother Maria on the farm in Colonia Dublan. Bertha filed for a divorce, Nano would not agree. The divorce went through on July 4, 1952.
On October 31, 1952 Everardo married Norma Graciela Young in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
From "Tribute to the Teacher - Secondary Schools of the City of Toluca"
15 de Mayo de 1989 - Delegations 1,2, and 3
Translated and Compiled by Lucy Brown Archer
Chapter 6: Professor Santo Aureliano Everardo Navas Molina
There is nothing more difficult than to mold yourself to the spirit of children and youth: there is reason Montaigne said that "Tis the effect of a high and well-tempered soul to know how to condescend to such puerile motions and to govern and direct them."- (See Montaigne below)
"IT IS EASY TO MAKE MORAL SPEECHES DURING ONE HOUR BUT VERY DIFFICULT TO INCULCATE THEIR
EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA:
----Founder of the Department of Scholastic Physical Education.
Collegiate Professor EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA: we have ascertained that the typical approach of communication intends to make us feel safe to advance towards healthy intentions with the magisterial base of the S.M.S.E.M, to which we have the honor to belong and to be UNION DELEGATES 1,2, and 3 of the Secondary Schools of Toluca, this act of full recognition resulted in merits that this Professor of Physical Education will leave as an inheritance to many generations in its constant task in the Normal Schools of this city by PROFESSOR EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA, until obtaining his deserved retirement.
EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA was born in the city of Toluca, State of Mexico, Mexico, on November 1, 1921. His father is the distinguished and prominent
Everardo had one brother, Filiberto "Beto" Navas Molina, who died October 10, 1947. He also has four sisters, Eugenia Navas Molina Nava, Enriqueta Navas Molina Bernáldez, Ascensión Navas Molina Breitfelder, and Socorro Navas Molina Torrealba.
In Toluca: Everardo Molina, Dr. Everardo Molina Enriquez, Lucía Molina Zaldivar, Agustin Molina, Concepcion Zaldivar on September 8, 1914
THE SCHOOLING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF
---- 1931-1936 - Received Primary and Elementary Education in "Urbano Fonseca" School in Toluca, first through sixth grades.
---- 1937-1941 - Passed BASIC EDUCATION in the Boarding school for Children of Workers No. 2, in Zamora, Michoacán.
---- 1944-1945 - President of the Mexican Mission Arwell Pierce ordained Everardo Molina Navas to the Aaronic Priesthood on November 26, 1944 at the Toluca Branch. President of the Mexican Mission Arwell Pierce ordained Everardo Navas M. to the Melchizedek Priesthood on December 24, 1945 at the Ermita Branch.
---- 1945-1947 - SUPERIOR EDUCATION in the National School of Physical Education in the Federal District of Mexico.
OVERCOMING SEVERAL DISCIPLINES AND ACQUIRING KNOWLEDGE OF THE FRAMEWORK OF LABOR.
Everardo Navas Molina shows to us that, "sports are a substitute for work (physical activity), subsequent in the chronology and the dignity he sees two reasons: first, to compensate the damages that physical inactivity has on personal health, and second, to maintain life in the struggle of attraction between the sexes."
RECOGNITIONS: APPOINTMENTS, REPRESENTATIONS.
---- 1951 - Certificate from the Secretary of Communications for sport columnist and narrator.
---- 1960-1981 - University Professor of Physical Education in the Normal Schools of Toluca (Normal of the State and Young Ladies).
---- 1961 - Initiator of the Scholastic Sport Organization in the State of Mexico, culminating in the First Sport Games (Systems of the State and Federal Governments).
Parade of November 20, 1961 in the city of Toluca, commemorative of our revolution. The integrater and discoverer of this parade professor Filiberto Navas, Federal Director and State Director of Physical Education and delegate of the C.D.M. in the State of Mexico .....along with his son, Professor Everardo Navas Molina, at his return from the State of North Baja California.
---- 1962-1964 - Special course in 17 actual matters of the Basic Professional Picture in the National School of Physical Education in Mexico, D.F.
---- 1966 - He was presented with a Reception Examination for Professor of Physical Education of the E.N.E.F, Professional Certificate No. 240602; registered in the Main Directory of Professions SEP and in the Department of Professions of State 2665.
POSITIONS, APPOINTMENTS, AND SATISFACTIONS OF PROFESSOR EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA
---- 1962-1964 - Founder of the Department of Scholastic Physical Education under the Direction of Public Education of the State.
---- 1965-1966 - First Preparer of the Physical Sports Club in Toluca in soccer.
----1969 - Member of the Administrative Technical Council of the Direction of Public Education.
---- 1970 - Head of Sport Technique in the Worldwide Championship of Soccer hosted in Toluca.
---- 1971 - Federal director of Physical Education in the State of Mexico (by a scaled judgement).
---- 1972 - Attended the Second National Course in Pachuca, Hgo., organized by the Director Generalof Physical Education.
---- 1973 - Attended the Third National Course of Professional Improvement in Oaxtepec, in the State of Morelos.
---- 1973 - Attendance to the First National Clinic to update sports and athletics, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Swimming, and Gymnastics, organized by the Main Board of Directors of Physical Education in Toluca.
---- - Attendance to the Clinic for Football and Soccer conducted in Mexico with the Brazilian Professor Julio Mazzei. Organized by the D.G.E.G.
---- 1973-1975 - Member of the Board of Directors of the National Directors and Inspectors of Physical Education and entrusted to perpetuate the group.
---- 1975 - Official Envoy and observer to the Sports in Czechoslavakia in the City of Prague on behalf of the Government and the President of Mexico, Lic.Luis Echeverria Alvarez.
---- 1976 - Assistant to the Professional Labor Union in the matter of Physical Education, at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, U.S.A. (from 20 to 23 of December).
---- 1977 - Scholar by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, participated and approved a training program ( September 20, to November 20, 1977) in Berlin and Kolonia-Munchen and Frankfort.
---- 1977 - Received a Diploma when attendanced the First National Course of Professional Improvement in Toluca, organized by the Main Directorate of Physical Education.
a). Active member of the F.I.E.P (Federation of International Physical Education).
GENERAL ASPECTS OF THE SPORT LIFE OF PROFESSOR EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA.
"HAPPINESS IS WHERE YOU FIND IT, SELDOM WHERE YOU LOOK FOR IT, AND THE DAY IS EXCESSIVELY
EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA "NANO" emulates a great man of tradition and legend, son of Mr. , he was born, grew up, and appeared in sports similar to his father who served as an example and permanent dimension in sport history of the State of Mexico.
EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA "NANO" emulator of other great men of tradition and legend, great friends from his childhood, Everardo Navas Molina brought his friends into sports, mainly to soccer, since he was an integral part of, and a representative of the infant industry of sports equipment to the School "URBAN FONSECA". He had companions that were ardent "network breakers", Serapio and Antonio Padilla, Porfirio Peña, Manuel Solís, ALBERTO "CABALLO" MENDOZA, José Luis Cano, Raúl Hurtado, José Luis Estrada, Manuel Hinojosa, Raúl Arizmendi, Gustavo Vargas, Manuel Zarco, Carlos López, among others; this occurred by the years of 1930-1935; many of these athletes appeared at local, state, national, and international levels, like the popular soccer player "EL CABALLO MENDOZA".
From 1937 to 1941, Everardo Navas Molina, while attending secondary school in Zamora, Michoacán, had the opportunity to continue practicing football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and other athletics. His sport feat was to be crowned champion of racquetball in Michoacán.
In 1941, also in the beautiful city of Zamora, one Saturday, the 30th of August, there was organized a special program to box sports stars in the Opera Theatre, to raise money for charity.
By the years from 1942-1944, Professor Everardo was honored as a racquetball player, being integral to the team of his gentleman father Ricardo Barraza, Eduardo López, Héctor Rocha, Guadalupe Jaimes, Luis Téllez, Juan Rodríguez, Carlos Zarza, David Pérez, Agustín Cejudo, Carlos Téllez, Albino Fabila, Herón --Blanquel, Juan Albarrán y Pedro Escudero, among others. He persistently practiced basketball constituting part of the selection of the State.
IMPORTANT SATISFACTIONS IN THE LIFE OF PROFESSOR EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA.
"DESTINY NEVER CONTRADICTS THE MEN WHO HOPE AND ALWAYS FULFILLS THE PROMISES THAT IN THEIR NAME ARE MADE STRONG" - Amado Nervo
FACTS AND SITUATIONS (ANECDOTES)
"In the year 1940, I, NANO found myself in a sports club in Guadalajara, after I was crowned champion of racquetball in Jalisco, here I had the greatest surprise of my life, to see at that moment "Caballo" Mendoza in his Atalante soccer uniform, my companion from childhood. We shared our joy. Two goals he made defeated the "ATLAS" team. We congratulated our Mexican countrymen mutually and we celebrated the shining event in the company of our friends."
We received enormous satisfaction in 1962 when the Board of Directors of the Delegation of the State of Mexico obtained the VII National Games for Children and Youth in San Luis Potosí; Professors Everardo Navas Molina and Alfonso Ramirez Rodriquez went as representative of the Delegation.
In order to seal these sports events they have been engraved in the mind of Professor Everardo Navas Molina, inserted with the special distinction of the "MEDAL IGNACIO MANUEL ALTAMIRANO", on the 15th of May 1988, "HONOR TO HE WHO MERITS HONOR."
The Government of the State of Nuevo León and the Secretariat of Public Education granted the past 15 of the normal, "DAY OF THE TEACHER", in the Grand Lecture Hall of the Independent University of Nuevo León in the city of Monterrey, "HONORABLE KNOWLEDGE TO THE PROFESSOR EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA for his outstanding services in the FIELD OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION, AND NATIONAL SPORTS during more than the last forty years.
The Governor of the State of Nuevo León, George A. Treviño, accompanied by education and sports authorities, and many from the federal system of the state, made a solemn delivery to PROFESSOR EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA by the PRESEA NACIONAL, IGNACIO MANUEL ALTAMIRANO", with a special diploma subscribed by the President of the Republic, Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, "FOR THE EXCELLENT EDUCATIONAL LABOR REALIZED WELL BY THE CHILDREN
The Magisterial Union and Delegations 1,2, and 3 of the Secondary Schools of the City of Toluca, recognize the Government of Nuevo León, and in particular to the Lic. Jorge A.Treviño, as well as to the Secretariat of Public Education, have taken into account Professor EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA, since, until recent time, he carried out the important commission in the Federal Organization and has carried it with distinction.
THE SUCCESSES AND THE TRIUMPHS MUST ALWAYS LEAN ON THE CONTEXT OF INDIVIDUALS BY MEANS OF THE PREPARATION IN THE GENERAL CULTURE AND THE UNFOLDING OF THE ACTIONS AND THE UNFOLDED LABOR CROSS YEARS TO BENEFIT THE GREAT MEXICAN FAMILY AFTER AN ARDUOUS LABOR WELL DONE. IT IS HERE THAT WE PAID AND WE VALUED WHAT IN TRUTH I REALIZE IS A GREAT COMPANION IN MEXICAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION.
IN PRIVACY OF THE HOME OF THE SPOUSES EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA AND NORMA YOUNG GARCIA.
"What perfectly orders the overflow of beauty and the divine works, is that universal march, incessant and with the freest movement towards a more complete order of things."
This couple, NAVAS-YOUNG, integrate an ideal family.
Professor Navas Molina has two daughters from his first marriage to Bertha E. Brown of Colonia Dublán, Chihuahua, Mexico, the first daughter, was named after his mother, Ana Lucía Navas Brown.
Everardo and Bertha received a civil divorce on July 4, 1952.
Professor Navas Molina remarried on October 31, 1952 to Norma Graciela Young Garcia. They have one son, Dr. Carlos Navas Young, and one daughter, Norma Navas Young Lezama.
Grandchildren include: Karla Elena Navas Becerril Amneris, Everardo Carlos Navas Amneris Becerril, Rodrigo Navas Amneris Becerril, Norma Alejandra Lezama Navas, Brenda Lezama Navas, David Lezama Navas, Total of fifteen grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.
"THE OPTIMIST BY HIS SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE AND FORESIGHT MAKES HIS OWN GLORY AND IN THE DEGREE THAT HE RENDERS AIDE TO OTHERS HE AIDES HIMSELF." -- Trine (Ralph Waldo Trine?)
On this occasion the Executive Committe of the S.M.S.E.M., with the brotherly intervention of UNION DELEGATIONS 1,2,and 3 of the SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF THE CITY OF TOLUCA, sincerely congratulate our companion professor, EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA, to his much deserved retirement, wishing him success and prosperity on this occasion on the 15th of May 1989!!!!
THE DAY OF THE TEACHER ! !
NIETOS: KARLA, EVERARDO Y RODRIGO NAVAS BECERRIL. ALEJANDRA, BRENDA Y DAVID LEZAMA NAVAS.
"EL OPTIMISTA, POR SU SUPERIOR SABIDURIA Y PREVISION, HACE SU PROPIA GLORIA Y - EN EL GRADO
QUE LA HACE AYUDA A LOS DEMÁS A HACER LA SUYA". Trine -.
En esta ocasión, el Comité Ejecutivo del S.M.S.E.M., con la intervención - fraternal de las DELEGACIONES SINDICALES
l, 2 y 3 de ESCUELAS SECUNDARIAS DE LA CIUDAD DE TOLUCA, felicitan cordialmente al compañero Profr. EVERARDO NAVAS MOLINA, por su merecida jubilación, deseándole éxito y prosperidad con motivo del -
15 DE MAYO 1989.>••••
D I A D E L M A E S T R 0 !
- A Favorite Poem of Everardo Navas Molina -
Filiberto Navas Valdés with his son
Por tu infinite bondad, ya he llegado a esta epoca de mi vida ques es: la última edad.
Desde esta altura, a la qué muchos no han podido llegar, que distinta veo la vida que ha recorrido año tras año ascendiando en cada uno de ellos, como si fueran peldaños para llegar, de mi vida hasta este lugar.
A esta altura de mi vida debe ser precioso, dedicarme a dar te gracias, Señor, por todo lo que me has debo y lo que aún me das, en esta última edad.
Este debe ser tiempovivo de oración, tiempo vivo de amor y comprensión.
Líbrame, Señor, de emplear este precioso y bravísimo tiempo en discutir, en reñir y en faltar a la caridad.
Que jamás exija que me soportan las demás, cuando yo, Señor, con amor, con paciencia y con amabilidad debo tratar a las personas que cerca de mi, tú me das.
A esta hora de mi vida, más que nunca, agradecído, debo aquilatar la generosidad de quienes dedican los días o las horas de su vida en atenderme, en este tiempo que, aunque yo no quiera ha llegado a ser de ancianidad.
Que convierta estas horas de mi última edad, en horas bellas que por tu gracia se transformen en estrellas de distinta intensidad, en la galaxia que he recorrido en mi vida, por tu bondad.
Que en este ultimo tiempo presente, no tenga yo signo de enojos sino signo de bondad, que toda exigencia se convierta en paciencia para saber sufrir y callar.
Si de misojos, una lágrima brotara, que sea fruto de cristiano amor para los que generosamente me dan sus cuidados en esta última edad.
Y que al llegar al final, los últimos momentos de mi vida sean para creer, para amar y esperar, y que la última frase de mis labios sea para orar, bendecir, podir perdón y perdonar.
By your infinite kindness, I have arrived at this time of my life, which is: The last age.
(The last stage of life.)
To this height, many have not been able to arrive, how different I see the life that I have traversed year after year as if there were steps ascending for each one of them, to arrive in my life to this place.
At this height of my life it is necessary to dedicate thanks to you, Sir, for everything I have and for what you continue to give me in this last stage of my life.
This is the time of life for prayer, the time of life for love and understanding.
Exempt me, Señor, to spend this precious and bravísimo time to discuss, to share and to need charity.
That I may never be demanding of others, when I, Sir, with love, with patience and with amiability, must deal with the people near me, whom you gave to me.
At this time of my life, more than ever grateful, I must assay the generosity of those who dedicate days or hours of their life to taking care of me, in this time, although I do not want it to arrive, has become my old age.
The beautiful hours of my last age turn and are transformed into stars of different intensity, in the galaxy which I have crossed during my life, by the grace of kindness.
That in this last and present time, I will not show signs of anger but show kindness, that all exigency becomes patience to know how to suffer and to hold my tongue.
If from my eyes, a tear appears, it is fruit of Christian love for the generosity and care given to me in this last age.
And that when arriving in the end, the last moments of my life are for believing, to love and to hope, and that the last phrase from my lips is for praying, blessing, to request pardon and to pardon.
PAF - Archer files = Orson Pratt Brown + Angela Gabaldon > Bertha E. Brown + Everardo Navas de Molina
Books Authored by Everardo Navas Molina:
---!Animo! El Ave Canta - Aunque La Rama Cruja: Vida, Accion Y Trayectoria de Filiberto Navas Valdés. First Edition January 1991.
-- Antologia Del Deporte Del Estado De Mexico: 1893-1993. Instituto Mexiquense de Cultura. Published in January 1995.
"Homanaje al Maestro - Escuelas Secundarias de las Ciudad de Toluca",15 de Mayo de 1989 - Delegaciones 1, 2 y 3; Semblanzas Biograficas de Maestros Jubilados, 6 pages.
Lucy Brown Archer added photos and translation and some additional information to the "Homanaje Al Maestro" article.
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