Olive Ernestine Avery
1923 - 2019
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Olive Ernestine Avery, 95 of Crestview, Florida, died January 11, 2019. Born in Newton Junction, New Hampshire, on June 9, 1923. She graduated from Maine General Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. She worked for the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts as a registered nurse for 40 for 40 years, retiring in 1986. She was a communicant at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Crestview. She enjoyed church activities and was involved in several church organizations. In her younger years she enjoyed the theater, opera, travel and crossword puzzles. She was loving and caring to her entire family and was a wonderful friend to many people.
She is survived by her nieces, Marie (St. John) Fortier and husband, Bill, of Crestview, Florida, Amy (Avery) DeSantis and husband, Robert, of San Jose, California, Joanna (Avery) Dumas and husband, Timothy, of Ayer, Massachusetts; sister-in-law, Dorothy Avery of Hampstead, New Hampshire; seven great nieces and nephews; eight great-great nieces and nephews; one great-great-great niece along with special friends, Helen and Denny Fontaine; and one cousin.
Olive is preceded in death by her mother, Jessie (Clark); and father, Ernest Avery; sister, Alice Belle (Avery) and husband, Rene St. John; brother, Wilton Avery; and niece, Christine (St. John) Rivers.
The Visitation and Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions be made to Emerald Coast Hospice, 550 W. Redstone Avenue, Suite 310, Crestview, Florida 32536, or to the charity of their choice.
The family wishes to thank Emerald Coast Hospice for support and care of their aunt in her final days. Aunt Olive was a resident of Safe and Secure Respite Care for two years. Thank you so much to the staff and management of that facility. The care was way beyond nurse patient. It truly was love to a family member. We will never be able to fully express our gratitude.
Davis-Watkins Crestview Memorial is in charge of arrangements. To share memories, express condolences and sign the guest book; please visit: www.daviswatkins.com


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Published in The Crestview News Bulletin on Jan. 19, 2019.
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January 17, 2019
My condolences to the family on the loss of your dear beloved one.May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together. May the hope that God's word gives us for those we lost in death be comforting, faith building and encouraging to you. Colossians 1:11. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
January 16, 2019
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the death of your dear love one may God give you strength to endure this most difficult time of your life please read John 6:40
January 16, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. She lived a full and satisfying life surrounded by many who loved and cared for her. She will be missed by all.
Tatiana B.
January 16, 2019
May your family feel comforted and loved by the tender mercies from our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

2Thessalonians 2:16,17
Stockbridge Ga
January 16, 2019
My condolences for the loss of your love one take comfort in God word that by mean of prayer we can find the comfort and peace of mind Philippians 4;6,7
January 16, 2019
May you all have the strength you need at this time of sorrow, Phillipians 4:13.- Philadelphia.
January 16, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in knowing that God collects our tears and is close to the brokenhearted ready to comfort us in our moment of need - Psalm 56:8
F&D
January 16, 2019
Dear Avery family,
So sorry for your loss. Please remember that the true God knows exactly how much pain you are in and wants to help you as you reach out to him through the Bible and prayers. May the God of all comfort bring you and your family peace and strength during this very difficult and sorrowful time. Philippians 4:6,7
January 16, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to the family. May you find comfrort from Gods words and promises for the future for our loved ones who have passed. Have peace and happiness in the memories you shared. (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17)
A.B
January 16, 2019
My sincere condolences for your loss. May the God of comfort give you strength and the memories bring you peace. Hosea 13:14
January 16, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. May prayer comfort you.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 "Pray constantly."
January 16, 2019
Sincere condolences to the family of Olive, May Gods loving kindness comfort the family and give them peace.(1Cor.1:3)
SAS
January 16, 2019
Our condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. Isa 61:1.
J
January 16, 2019
SHARON BOWDEN
January 16, 2019
May you remember your love ones love smile and laughter to give you comfort during this difficult time.
Neighbor
January 16, 2019
My sincere expression of condolences to the family and friends of Olive. May you find comfort in the words at John 6:40, of being reunited with your love one again.

MURRAY
January 16, 2019
I am so very sorry to hear about your love one please except my deepest heartfelt condolences may the love of God family and friends help you through all your grief. Php 4:6,7
January 16, 2019
Truly sorry for the loss of your loved one may the words of Isaiah 57:15 bring comfort at sad time
January 16, 2019
My deepest condolences are with the family and friends during this difficult time. May the comfort from our loving God bring peace and warmth. Continue to cherish the wonderful memories. (Jeremiah 29:11 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17.)
January 16, 2019
My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your treasured memories of olive and gods promises to return your loved ones who passed away in death. 1thessalonians 4:13,14
January 16, 2019
We would like to extend our condolences to the family. May our Heavenly Father put his loving arms around you and comfort you (Isa 41:10)
January 16, 2019
When someone we love falls asleep in death the memories we have of them become our treasure, may those cherished memories of a life well lived and Gods promise at John 6:40 bring you a measure of comfort. My condolences to the family.
January 16, 2019
Im so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences go out with your family. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn," strengthen you during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1, 2. And May the beautiful hope of everlasting life give you comfort. -1 John 17:30
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