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Larry Averett

March 24, 2023


Larry Gene Averett, age 74 passed away on Friday March 24, 2023 at Brownlee Reservoir near Cambridge Idaho.

Larry was born on August 18, 1948 in Weiser, Idaho to Wallace E. Averett and Berta M. (Hummel) Averett. 

He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the South German Mission from 1967-1969.

Larry married Julia Ann Benson in the Idaho Falls Temple on August 27, 1970. They had three daughters, Trina Ann, Cheri Lynn and Tammy Jean.

Larry worked as a Head Sawfiler for most of his life and retired in 2010. He and his wife lived in Lapine Oregon until her death on Aug 25, 2020. A year later he sold his home and bought a travel trailer to spent the last few years of his life fishing and enjoying nature with his dog Maverick. Larry enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a wealth of knowledge about both. He is survived by his daughters, Cheri Chaffey (Jason) and Tammy Mastrullo(Sal), grandchildren, Katarina Onorato (Kyle), BenWallace Chaffey, and Noah Mastrullo, his brothers Guy Averett (Barb) and A.W Averett(Lisa). He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Jennifer Helberg, Joshua Averett, Kanita Benson, Chadwick Averett, Nicholas Averett, Rachel Averett-Ritchey and Sarah Van Brunt. 

He is predeceased in death by his wife, Julia Benson Averett, his daughter, Trina Averett, his parents Wallace and Berta Averett, and his brother, Gerald Averett.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1 pm on April 22,2023 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in St. Maries Idaho. 





If someone should ask for me,

tell ’em heaven is where I’ll be.

I’ve finished all my life’s chores,

and now I fish on heaven’s shores.


The view is grand and the fishing’s great,

but I yearn for you as I wait.

I’ll save a spot on the river's bend,

for all those I call family and friend.


But for now head to the lake

and make a cast in memory,

to all the good times that you had,

with me- your brother, uncle, friend, your grandpa...your dad.


And if the fish no longer bite

or seem no longer worth the fight,

’cause it’s me that you are missin’,

don’t worry - be happy - I’ve gone fishin’.




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