Howard 'Gene' Averett

8/13/1926 — 3/4/2016

Gene, beloved husband, father and friend to many, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016.

Gene was born Aug. 13, 1926, in Weiser, Idaho. His parents were Wallace and Nellie Averett. He had an older brother, Wallace, and two younger sisters, Doris and Mildred.

Gene attended school in Weiser and served in the U.S. Army. He was a World War II veteran. He also worked in the cattle and sheep industry.

Gene married Betty Lyle in 1952. He worked for the mill in Weiser and for several years for Morrison-Knudsen and traveled to several locations. In 1963, Gene and Betty moved to Orofino and later retired to Kendrick.

Gene was preceded in death by his son, Scott, who passed March 6, 2014; as well as his parents; brother Wallace; and sister Mildred. Gene was a character and he will be sorely missed. May your memory be eternal.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Riverside Cemetery in Orofino. A reception will follow at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Orofino. Donations may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3913, P.O. Box 14, Kendrick, ID 83537.

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Monday, March 14, 1:00 PM
Riverside Cemetery
10100 Highway 12
Orofino, Idaho 83544

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Reception will follow at the Orofino VFW Hall.

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