Obituary for AVERY

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Tuesday March 09, 2004

Mary Dell Avery, 87, a resident of Albuquerque for 58 years, died on Saturday, March 6, 2004. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Centers and husband, Carl; son, Bob Avery and wife, Maxine, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Lucille Garcia, Jeff Centers and wife, Lori all of Albuquerque, Chris Centers and wife, Melanie of Phoenix, AZ, Carol Lee Johns and husband, Jeremy of Houston, TX, and Ryan Avery of Albuquerque; great-grandchildren, Aaron Johns, Alyssa Johns, and Avery Centers; sisters, Sibyl Slocomb of Texas, and Dorothy Hayman of Albuquerque; brother, Warren Graybill of Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Ray Avery on September 16, 1977, two brothers and a sister. Mary Dell worked at Lovelace Hospital for 27 years and was a long time active member of Grace Church. Memorial services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio NE, with Pastor Edwin Shepperson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missionary Committee of Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio NE, 87109. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333

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