GARY LEE AVERY ~ Class of 1969
January 3, 1951 - March 25, 2010

Gary Avery - recent

Gary passed away in Richland at the young age of 59 on March 25, 2010 from cancer. He was born in Pasco, and was a lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities who worked on the Hanford Reservation Site for over 30 years.

He was known for his genuine, caring heart and his willingness to help those in need. Family was very important to him and he had valuable morals which he passed on to others and appreciated those who respected them. He married his teenage sweetheart Kay in November of 1969. Being his true love, he always let her know that he would love her forever.

Gary and Kay had one daughter Shelly and two grandchildren Justin and Talia. His grandson Justin preceded him in death. He was proud of his daughter and cherished the fact that she chose a career following in his footsteps. He treasured his grandchildren with all of his being and it showed in his face when he would talk about them with others. Gary was a very strong, caring man and will be missed by numerous family members, friends, and his many adopted grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2010.

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