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Jerald 'Jerry' P. Avery, 82

| March 18, 2021 10:10 AM

Jerald “Jerry” P. Avery, 82, of Pinehurst, Idaho, passed away March 12, 2021, at his home. Jerry was born on May 3, 1938, in Kellogg, Idaho, a son of the late Joseph and Dorothy Stallcup Avery.

Jerry graduated from Kellogg High School in 1956 and in 1957, he met Joanne Peterson. The two were married soon after in September 1957. Their son, Joseph, was later born in 1959.

Jerry was a logger all of his life and started Avery Logging. He and Joanne worked together to build their business with Joanne running the jammer while Jerry sawed, hooked on the jammer and drove the logging truck. Joanne also kept the books for their business.

Joanne died on May 4, 2012, and Jerry lost the love of his life. Jerry became a Jehovah’s Witness in 1973 and later became an elder until he stepped down because of his health.

In addition to his parents, and wife of 54 years, Joanne, Jerry is preceded in death by his stepfather and grandparents who raised him.

Jerry is survived by his son, Joe; and his girlfriend, Lydia of Pinehurst; a granddaughter, Vanessa of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; two great-granddaughters, Ensley and Via; and two sisters-in-law, Phyllis (Bob) Barker of St. Marie’s, Idaho, and Doreen (Ted) Choate of Dahlonega, Ga.

Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held via Zoom at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2021. For Zoom login information, please contact Joe Avery or Phyllis Barker.

Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at