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Earl Jewell Lavery Jr.

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Earl Jewell LAVERY Jr. July 1928 ~ April 2011 Resident of Edmonds, WA. Earl J. Lavery, Jr. passed away April 18th after 82 years of a family filled and spirited life. He will be greatly missed and remembered with love and affection by his wife Madeline; five children: Terry, Pat, Phil, Brian, and Jeanne; and his sister, Donna Wilwerding. He was admired as 'Papa' by six grandchildren and leaves 10 nieces and nephews. Born July 2, 1928 in Seattle, Washington, he was in the first graduating class of St. Catherine's Grade School. He attended Seattle Prep and cherished his lifelong friendships from the class of 1946. A die-hard proud Cougar, he received a BA in Pharmacy from Washington State University. He served in the US Army in the Korean war, then worked 30 years for ER Squibb & Sons as a pharmaceutical salesman. In 1956 he married Madeline (Hopper) and together embarked on a journey of 55 wonderful years. They started their family in Wenatchee, WA, resided in North Seattle for 32 years, and lived and enjoyed the beauties of Puget Sound from Edmonds, WA the past 18 years. Earl was a true loyal friend to so many of all ages, always accepting and sincerely interested in the well being of others. He loved playing and watching baseball (an avid Mariner fan), salmon fishing in Puget Sound, and 18 story-filled holes of golf. He was active in St Matthew's parish for 20 years where he mentored many as a great CYO coach. His family and children always his inspiration, he treasured every gathering and event, small and large. He will be missed and loved forever. A celebration of Earl's life is scheduled Monday May 2nd, 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church. 630 7th Avenue North Edmonds, WA. Remembrances may be made to Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave N. Seattle, WA 98103. 206-297-2100. http://www.cancerlifeline.org
Published in The Seattle Times from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2011
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