OBITUARY

Edward C. Avery

December 15, 1958September 7, 2018

Edward Carl Avery left this world to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on September 7, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. Ed was born on December 15, 1958 in Upland, California, the only son of 5 children born to Carl Avery and Emily Avery. Ed spent his childhood in Ontario, California, and attended Episcopal Day School in Ontario. The family moved to Armona, California, where Ed attended Armona Parkview (where he would later teach) and graduated from Hanford High School. Ed would later receive his teaching degree from Fresno State. Ed is preceded in death by his father, Carl Avery, his mother, Emily West, and his sister, Rosemary Avery. Ed taught at Armona Parkview Middle School for 25 years, and was loved and adored by his students and fellow faculty members. If you knew him, you knew he was always the smartest man in the room. Ed enjoyed keeping busy and staying active by cooking, gardening, reading, fishing, playing baseball & basketball, playing poker with friends, making people laugh, and spending quality time with family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Pilar Avery, his son, Ethan Avery, his daughter, Madison Avery, his sisters, Pat Leasure (John), Pauline Avery, Lilly Chacon (Greg), and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed's impact on his family, friends, and students will be cherished forever. His passion for education was admirable and he always pushed both his students and his children to do their best and to not give up on their dreams. He planted seeds of hope in many hearts and never failed to be understanding and open minded. He will be greatly missed; however, this is not a goodbye, but a see you later.

Services

29 September

Graveside Service

10:00 am

Hanford Cemetery

10500 S 10th Ave
Hanford, California

29 September

Life Celebration

Parkview Middle School

Gymnasium

11075 C St
Armona, California

REMEMBERING

Edward C. Avery

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Frank Fewster

September 20, 2018

My favorite memory of Mr Avery was when i was attending Parkview way back in the early 90's and i had challenged him to a game of basketball..he told me if i could score just 1 point on him he would give me extra credit.I accepted..and after he totally destroyed me on the court and i did not even score a point he still gave me the extra credit.Great man..great teacher..the world lost a great one...R.I.P.Mr Avery.

Matthew V

September 19, 2018

So sad to hear about Mr. Avery. He was a great teacher and one of my favorites at Parkview. He was funny in a sort of dry, sarcastic kind of way, that I'm not entirely sure everyone in the 8th grade fully appreciated. I ran into him again about 3 years ago at the store and he remembered who I was after I told him what he wrote in my year book. He seemed to be doing well, and was happy, and was happy for me that I had snapped out of my teenage funk and grown up.


He will be missed.

Rose Rossel

September 18, 2018

Mr. Avery was my daughters teacher, he had my daughter Alexis first, then Mercedes. I got the pleasure to meet him. He was a very nice teacher and spoke well of my girls. Telling me how much he enjoyed being their teacher and how different they were as students. I'm thankful for the impact he had on my girls and how he was their favorite teacher. My deepest condolences extend to his family. We are deeply saddened by your loss. And because of the teacher he was, the loss is great and felt and shared by so many people. Prayers for strength for you all. God be with you, his family and friends.

Adam Soto

September 17, 2018

I had Mr. Avery as my 8th grade math teacher in 2004. Till this day im still in awe when he would challenge the class for an armona buck if they could find a word in the dictionary that he did not know the definition to . RIP MR AVERY

Erika Encinas

September 14, 2018

I remember you as a cool funny math teacher eating beef jerky during class with a bottled water. I hated math and still do but you were fun. I was in your class in 1998.


RIP Mr. Avery

Jay, Jill, & Jenna Rubalcava

September 14, 2018

Keeping your family in our prayers

Jennifer Silva

September 12, 2018

I was blessed enough to have Mr. Avery as a teacher my 7th & 8th grade year. Whether you were rich, poor, popular, the geek or anything inbetween didn't matter when you walked into his class cause each and every person was the same and he loved and cared about each of us with the same love and kindness he had for his family. My fondest memory is of the science comp we had against Mr. Z..... The look of pride he had for his class (we won and he got his head shaved) was the most amazing feeling. Whatever issues u were having or whatever acceptance you wernt getting whether at school or at home you got the moment you stepped foot in his class. He was the only teacher that taught me math and I understood it (which ain't a easy task to accomplish). Frowns or bad moods were not only not allowed but impossible to have in his presence. He taught so much more than math or writing..... He taught me about accepting people for who they are and being kind and loving even when it's difficult..... When he talked about his beautiful wife (he talked about her often and us as students felt as if we knew her) you could feel the love he had for her and for his kids..... He would get this twinkle in his eye and get blushy. Mr. Avery will FOREVER hold a special place in my heart and I will miss running into him in town and getting that Avery smile that only he can give. He was the most AMAZING teacher but also a great man, father, husband, uncle and friend.... My thoughts will be with Pilar, Ethan and Maddison along with the rest of his family during this tough time. There will NEVER be another like him I love you Mr. Avery you will sorely missed.... Fly with the angels and rest in eternal peace. 🕊️

Nadine John Hielscher

September 12, 2018

Pilar, Madison & Ethan,

Our prayers are with you in this deep valley of sorrow. Ed was an extraordinary husband, Father, brother, son, teacher, friend & child of God. His presence is already missed. We are only consoled by knowing he isn't hurting anymore & that he is in heaven awaiting the family reunion. His love for his family was always evident. You blessed each other at all times, that's true love. Live in the love & memories you shared.
Ed was my favorite nemesis (7th & 8th grade). In truth, we became friends of the heart as we both got older & mellowed a bit. I feel blessed to have known him & to say he was my friend. I last saw him the night of our benefit dinner 9/21/2012. I asked him to look at me like he did in the 7th grade. He nailed it & that was a highlight for me. Underneath his gruff, no-nonsense exterior, there was a loving & compassionate heart. His passion for proper education is unequaled. God bless you all; feel the love. Should you need anything, please reach out, we are here.

Sherry Barragan

September 12, 2018

Pilar, Ethan, & Maddy,

This is such a difficult time for your family. Ed was such a wonderful husband, father and friend. Remembering our trips to the cabin, getting together as family, and your support when my family needed it. Ed is resting, and God is there with you all for comfort.

God bless you,
Sherry, John, Lynn and April Barragan

FROM THE FAMILY