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 by The Crestview News Bulletin on Jan. 19, 2019.