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Obituary: Robert E. Avery

Robert E. Avery 1924 ~ 2005 Bob began life in Pasco, Washington on October 21, 1924. He was born to Adelbert Henry and Violet Gean Avery. The youngest of seven, Bob graduated Pasco High School and went on to University of Florida. While attending University, Bob was called to duty in the Air Corps as a World War II bombardier navigator. Upon his return Bob married his high school sweetheart Joyce L. Perry and became the proud father of two daughters, Bobbie Jo and Becky. Bob began his career in business and after moving to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1967 he founded General Distributing Company with a workforce of only 10. Bob's skill and keen business sense led his company to become one of the top distributors of Anhueser Busch products. He remained in the top 1% of distributors until his retirement in 1998. Bob's most cherished honor was becoming one of the original five Anheuser Busch Ambassadors. He was greatly admired and respected by his fellow distributors. General Distributing has now been handed to his daughters and employs over 100 people. In September of 1993 Bob married Suzanne Wade. Together they traveled the world, constructed new homes and spoiled, loved and catered to Frisco, Diego and Taz, their three impossible poodles. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife Suzanne, her daughters Michelle! Watkins and husband Rob and Stephanie Parrish and husband Terry, their children Ariana, Gabreilla, and Alexandria. Bob's daughter Becky Brennan and fiance Glen Hill, grandson Michael Brennan and wife Lisa, their children Robbie and Taylor, granddaughter Kim Zweber and husband Andy, their children Alyssa and Sydney, grandson Jay Avery and fiance Reanna Dineen, sister Helen Parkinson and brother Don Avery and wife Lois, cousins Phil Craig, Barb Peterson and husband Steve, and Lori Craig. He is preceded in death by his daughter Barbara Jo Tyacke. Bob was a 32 degree Mason and Shriner. A most loving and generous husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Bob will be missed beyond comprehension by all who knew him. Services have been held. Arrangements were entrusted to Messinger Indian School Mortuary, Scottsdale, AZ.