Warren 'Butch' Wesley Avery
August 17, 1942 – July 30, 2010
Warren ‘Butch’ Wesley Avery, 67, passed away July 30, 2010 in Stanwood, WA. He was born to Warren Malcolm and Lucille Avery August 17, 1942 in Bruce, WI. He moved with his family to the Northwest where he graduated from LaConner High School in 1960. Butch worked as a mechanic for Twin City Foods and Stokley Van Camp retiring in 2010 after 31 years. He enjoyed fishing hunting, bowling, woodworking, and cooking. Butch loved to watch baseball and football. He belonged to the Eagles and Elks clubs. Butch was a loving husband and father. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Christmas morning he would treat the extended family with a home cooked breakfast. Preceding him in death was his father Warren Malcolm Avery in 1976, his mother Lucille Ione Benge in 1999 and his first wife Nancy R. Jenkins-Knapp. Surviving him is his loving wife of 27 years Rosemarie Almarette Avery of Stanwood; children, Russell (Ana) Avery of Mt. Vernon, WA, Ray (Katie) Avery of Sedro Woolley, WA, Jake (Sabrina) Reinard of Everett, WA, Kathy (David) Ross of Plain, WA, Kelly (Darryn) Meltzer of Arlington, WA; siblings, Joan (John) Church of Mt. Vernon, Darlene St. John of Burlington, WA, Vickie (Tom) Hall of Lynnwood, WA, Doug (Carol) Avery of LaConner, WA, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2010, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Skagit Valley Gardens – Garden Café, 18923 Peter Johnson Rd., Mt. Vernon, WA, 98273. Memorial donations may be made to the Stanwood Food Bank. Arrangements under the direction of Weller Funeral Home, Arlington, WA.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, August 7, 2010
Warren 'Butch' Wesley Avery
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August 10, 2010
Butch was my brother in law for many years. I loved playing cards with him and he taught me to play Pinochle although I don't think I ever could beat him.. He was always a winner.. If he went hunting, he got the most ducks, fishing, the most fish, playing cards, he would be the winner etc. Same with Bowling and everything else he ever tried. I enjoyed many card games, camping trips etc, over the years that he was my brother in law. I send out sympathy to his family who will miss his presence so much.
Mary and Theron Wing
August 7, 2010
Warren was a wonderful man and a hard worker, I am sure that everyone who knew him will miss him greatly.
August 6, 2010
Warren was never at a loss for a new joke. with his magical deep and inviting voice he would always attract a crowd. We will all miss his entertainment.
August 5, 2010
with great remorse as a good friend and former co worker at tcf at the great loss,at least we know that he is in good hands know a s gregg stanwood
August 3, 2010
Your loss is greatly felt even though we had not seen each other for several years. The time I did spent with you as we were both youth is very memorialable. May the good Lord bless and keep you and your famioly.
Jerry E. Whitney