Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

6601 South Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO


Anthony "TJ" Jacob Avery

June 26, 2000August 30, 2019

Anthony “TJ” Jacob Avery, age 19, of Centennial, Colorado passed away unexpectedly after an accident on Friday, August 30, 2019. TJ was born June 26, 2000 in Littleton, Colorado.

This young man was beautiful inside and out. A man of faith. He had a big heart and a big laugh. He was funny, smart, and caring. A great family member and loyal friend. He loved soccer, skiing, archery, video games, mountain outdoor activities, and food. A lover of history. He loved many and he was well loved.

TJ graduated from Arapahoe High School in 2019 with academic honors. During high school, he played a lot of soccer, was a member of the National Business Honor Society and developed an interest in computers and technology. TJ was accepted into Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, as a freshman, majoring in Computer Information Systems. He entered the school’s ROTC program with a desire to join the cyber branch of the United States Army.

TJ was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. He will be truly missed but know we will see him again in heaven. TJ is survived by his parents, Tony and Jill Avery; his sister, Kristin Avery; his grandparents, Lloyd and Jeanne Avery, Ken and Terri Kearney, and Robert and Donna Murphy; his aunts and uncles, Jeff and Angela Bell, Steve and Cheryl Kearney, Andy and Jennifer Blaszak, Phil and Christy Cruz, Robb and Karen Murphy, and Lindsey Kearney; and his cousins, Mackenzie and Jeff Bell, Emily and Ben Kearney, Nathanael and Kariana Blaszak, Caleb and Asher Murphy, James, Hunter and Victoria Cruz, Londyn Kearney, and Mason Barton.

A Celebration of TJ's life will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Mission Hills Church, 620 Southpark Dr, Littleton, CO 80120. TJ will be laid to rest, privately, at Olinger Chapel Hill Cemetery, Centennial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in TJ’s memory to North Littleton Promise, online at https://www.northlittletonpromise.org/.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.olingerchapelhill.com for the Avery family.


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, September 12, 2019


Anthony "TJ" Jacob Avery

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Heidi Meyers

September 12, 2019

Dear Avery Family,

My son is a sophomore at CSU. We, unfortunately, never had the opportunity to meet T.J. but were deeply saddened by his tragic death,

Please know that the CSU Ramily is in your thoughts,

Heidi Meyers

Cyndi Stetson Stetson

September 12, 2019

To the Avery family ....
Goodness, words cannot describe how I felt when I learned of your loss, and this tragic accident the day after his passing. The entire community of CSU parents are behind you and want to hold you up in strength and love as you go through this terribly difficult time. All parents who left their children at this or ANY campus on the day that you did, can obviously wholeheartedly sympathize with your grief. Please know that he was loved, will be missed and thought of so very often by each and every one of us tomorrow and for your entire lives, as his loss created a hole in all of our hearts. Cyndi Stetson - a parent, a mother and a friend

Dede Ortiz

September 11, 2019

Tony, Jill and Kristin,
I am so very deeply sorry that you are going through this difficult time right now. I cant begin to express the deep sadness I felt when I heard the news. What happened to T.J was tragic and simply unfair. I am so glad I got to know him over the years and the sweet young man he grew up to be. I will continue to pray that you find some strength to face the days ahead of you.
Thinking of you all,

Natalie Chrastil

September 11, 2019

Dear Family of TJ

We do not know you nor did we know your beloved TJ. Our son is s freshman at CSU and our hearts ache for you. You are in our prayers.

The Chrastil Family

Christopher Grisanti

September 11, 2019

Dear Avery Family,
My son is a student at CSU. Though I did not know TJ, my heart broke when I first heard the news about your loss. It's unimaginable. These words seem meaningless, but I want you to know you've been in my prayers. I hope that God brings some sort of comfort and peace to your lives as you navigate through this difficult period. May you be forever blessed with many great memories of TJ's life.