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1932 Sunny 2023

June Avery

June 27, 1932 — November 29, 2023

June LaMoyne Avery age 91, passed away on November 29, 2023.  She was born June 27, 1932, in Salmon Idaho to Ivan and Adeline Thurman.   Heaven received another beautiful angel as she was greeted with love by her eternal sweet “Deano," her beloved mother and father (Ivan and Adeline) and her three amazing children who passed away too soon (Susan, Kim and Pamela).  Sunny was looking forward to this day as a day of celebration as she had lived a beautiful, rich, full life of good health and wonderful memories. 

Sunny had such a lovely simple childhood growing up in Gibbonsville, Idaho.  She lived in a log home with her parents and younger brother Brad without any electricity until she was 17.  Running water was also not a luxury as she had to get what they needed from a ditch that ran along the hillside.  It seemed like a fairytale as she told stories of heating up the water on the stove and pouring it in a tin tub to take a bath, curling her hair with bobby pins, and having an outhouse up the hill as a bathroom.  She attended school in a classroom where there were only 8 students.  She loved music and dancing and had a radio that she used sparingly because of the cost of the batteries . She said her mother told her they lived from coyote to coyote  when she was younger as her Dad would trap in the wintertime.   After graduation she moved to Lava Hot Springs where she was introduced to the love of her life (Dean Willard Avery) and fell in love to complete her fairy tale.  They were blessed to enjoy 68 magical years together.  They enjoyed  a wonderful marriage of going from sporting event to sporting event with active children and grandchildren and were the best fans.

Sunny possessed so many talents and gifts.  She was very artistic and shared her pictures with loved ones and friends.  We are so fortunate to have so many lovely pieces to remember her by.  She learned how to be the best cook .  She will always be known for her Christmas No No’s, O’Henry’s , peanut brittle, fudge, cinnamon rolls and more.  She decided to share her cooking talents by becoming the head lunch cook at the local jr. high school.  There she made so many dear friends that she enjoyed throughout the years.  She was always active in doing things.  She had a hard time sitting still.  She spent some younger years in a golf league, she crocheted and made quilts for just about every child and grandchild making sure they could have a little touch of her home hearted love.  Sunny was a giver!   She loved to send you home with something whether it was homemade jam, book marks that she painted, crocheted dish rags , treats that were endless in the drawers,  or toys that she would buy to have around for kids.  Her love language was giving.  She will be remembered for years to come with her beautiful homemade gifts. 

The family is deeply grateful for the Legacy house where she was deeply cared for and so dearly loved.  It was a blessing to have a home for her to live that gave her great care and provided activities and care support to help her during her last few years.

She is survived by her two beautiful daughters, Jan (Doug) Lee and Jill (Clair) Asay, 20 grandchildren  and 39 great grand children.

Funeral services will be held privately with the family at Russon Mortuary on Tuesday, Dec. 5th.  

In lieu of flowers please donate to your local charity of choice.

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