- 70 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 1, 1941
- Place of birth:
San Antonio, Texas, United States
- Date of passing: Dec 2, 2011
- Place of passing:
Masonville, Colorado, United States
"Thinking of my Dave on this day 5 years ago when he drifted away from us. Still missed and still loved and forever in my heart and memories. Remembering the smiles, the laughs, the hugs, the kisses, and the strength and wisdom he gave to me and his family. He was my rock and my soulmate, and I miss him so very much."
"I'm thinking about you Mary and wish you strength and the best possible side of warm memories of Dave. Xoo. Brenda"
"Forever in my heart and soul and forever missed. Thinking of many 10/1's past and still loving you."
"Thinking about you today, your birthday. And missing you."
"My birthday just came and now gone and I missed you being with me. My heart is still broken without you. I am only half a person without you."
"Too many sad memories today... I miss your laughter, your hugs, your voice... you left us too soon. Our family will never be the same without you. You are the missing link that tied us together as a family and you are in my thoughts and heart every single day and will be for the rest of my life."
"4 years since you left and I still think of you every day."
"Lighting this candle in tribute of your 70 years...and the years you shared with me and Matt and Michelle.....we still miss you and love you and you are in our hearts forever."
"Thinking of your crazy dad rap songs and missing you today. Miss you alot."
"Still sadness and emptiness in my heart and life without you DD"
"Remembering with sadness this day three years ago when you quietly slipped away from our world, but you have never left our hearts and memories. Still miss you so very much."
"Thanksgiving 2014...thinking of you and missing you -we received your sign and know you were watching over us as we shared our day and prepared and ate an upside down turkey with laughs and remembrances of all the wonderful meals you prepared for us."
"On this day, what would have been your 73rd birthday, I am thinking of you and all the many happy times we had together. You are still in my heart and will always be. missing you, and your smile and hugs."
"Dave and Mary, Matt and Michelle,
So many of the best memories in my life were with all of you. You were there for me when I really needed it and many of the times in between. You were as much my family as my own - and sometimes more. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. .
Dave - what an awesome human being! He made an impression on me I'll never forget and will always cherish.. He had a genuine love of laughter,fun, family and friends that was contagious.. It was a joy just be in his presence at times. I learned so much from him over the years.- a love of the land, gardening, the outdoors, fishing, to tease, joke, to truly enjoy life - and to laugh in a way that can shake your body and soul. I miss you Dave. I miss all of you. Thank you! Love Billy. ."
"Another year starting today without you.....you are still in my heart and I will forever love you and miss you."
"Missing you and wishing you were with us today on Christmas day 2013...you and our love for you still In our hearts forever."
"It is hard to believe that it has been 2 years since my BFF, David Avery, passed away. I have spent the last hour reading the tributes and looking at the photo album with both tears and laughter. I often think about how great it would be to go on just one more fishing trip and share one more meal with Dave & Mary. Dearest Mary, I hope and pray that God will give you peace as you continue to go through your grief. Your 'ole buddy, Bill"
"So sad - wishing you and your family precious memories and many blessings, Mary."
"Hard to believe it's been 2 years. Grief quietens but never really goes away. RIP, David."
"This little flower is for you my love.....remembering two years ago this day we were bringing you home for the very last time so that you would have the peace and quiet from doctors and hospitals....to be in the home you built....to be surrounded by those who loved you so very much and to say our thanks and goodbyes to you who enriched our lives.......we miss and love you still."
"Your birthday came and went and you were on my mind and in my heart as always..every day and every night I think of you and miss your smile...your hugs......your strength and encouragement....your love...not sure if I can do this without you......trying but it is very difficult and very lonely in my life without you....."
"New Year's Eve 2012...thinking of the "might have been" and the "never will be" - missing you so very much and looking at another year without you....as you always said.."it is what it is." and so it is and so I will be..without you."
"Dec.2012 - Christmas #2 without my Dave by my side. Many sweet memories of past Christmas holidays were on my mind. Each day, night, holiday - always in my heart with love....missing you so very much."
"Drinking scotch (well sort of scotch) at Bruce's Bar and dancing all night. Laughing crazily. Picture of Dave in a dress. Drawing the last card with his eyes closed and hitting the Royal in Blackhawk. Cooking wildly when his body was starved. Memories go on forever.
Betty and Gene"
"David (and Mary too). Just want to let you know you are always inu thoughts Over the years I have celebrated more thanksgivings and Christmases at your home than at my own relatives. Your place was always comforting, lively and full of great good and conversation . I too miss you , i like to thimkyou are just finishing up a great game of golf as we speak."
"My thoughts are with Mary and the rest of Dave's family on his yahrzeit. (Yiddish for memorial) Jews have a tradition I follow of lighting a 24-hour burning candle on the yahrzeit of a loved one. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahrzeit_candle.
Love and hugs, Leonore"
"Remembering December 2, 2011 with sadness in our hearts and love forever. Death ends a life but never ends the relationship, the love, and the memories."
"11/22/12..almost a year has passed since you went away. You are in our hearts and minds always & especially today on Thanksgiving. We are grateful & proud that you were part of our lives. Today,we talked & remembered lovingly of the many thanksgiving days in the past. You were always busy in the kitchen & making sure that our holiday was a special one to remember & sweetheart..we remember"
"Happy Birthday Dear David. We loved you and your family dearly."
"Remembering ... with love forever in my heart,,, Everyday in my thoughts, but today is really hard for me."
"Remembering Dave on his birthday and sending healing thoughts to his family. He had a good life and contributed a lot and he will be remembered."
"Still trying to find my way without you - you are on my mind and in my heart every day of my life and I do so wish you were here by my side to guide me."
"missing you so deeply"
"We miss you......now more than ever; please send us a sign that you are watching over us. Love you!"
"Dad, I wish you here to share the experience, the wonder, the worry and the heartache of lost homes, wildlife and forest land due to the High Park Fire. The Poudre, The Buckhorn and Rist will be forever changed in the wake of this fire! It's a reminder of just how powerful mother nature can be. I will think of you throughout the lifetime of this wicked wonder of nature."
"Missing you dad, yesterday was Father's Day and without you here.....well, it was just another day. I'm proud of mom....she's trying to go on as best she can and she's doing pretty well-just as you would want and expect her to. I miss you so very much and wished I had the chance, one again to hug you and kiss you and wish you a happy Father's Day. Dad, you are in my thoughts and prayers"
"Thinking of you on this first "dad's" day without you here with us, & remembering many beautiful, fun memories of you and I with Shelly & Matt. I am so grateful for the time we had together with our two very special luvies. Thank you my love."
I miss talking to you....I just want to talk to you. Nothing, no nothing will ever be the same without you. However, we are trying to adjust, trying very hard because we know you would want us to. No words can express how much I appreciate the time we had together."
"It's almost now six months since you left us & we are all still missing you so very much - still loving you, still thinking of you, & wanting you to be here with us again. Not a minute goes by in the day that you are not in our thoughts. We have beautiful memories, yes; but the thought that there will be no more memories to make with you & no more plans to make with you is unbearable."
"Dad, its not the same without you......you were taken too soon from us; as the saying goes..."Only the good die young!""
"No one know the tears still inside me. People think it's all past. They think I'm better. Every once in a while I think, I hope, I pray that things will be better too. But then I remember & the pain floods back & the bottom falls out, and I fall & fall and I know again that things aren't better; you are gone & I cry alone. You are always in my heart and thoughts and I miss you."
"Loving you, missing you and wondering if this sadness, emptiness without you will ever go away."
"I am asking God everyday "Why did you have to leave us." So far, I have no answer."
"Thinking of you everyday, every night and holding you close to my heart. Missing your smile, your laughter, your hugs"
"I considered David my surrogate dad from the first time I met him. He and Mary both ALWAYS opened there hearts and home to myself and my son. We were always welcome at their holiday meals as we had no family of our own here. He was a warm , caring , highly intelligent man and will be missed by many...to this day Michelle I too say BIIIIIIIG WYOMING da de dah da daaaaah."
"I remember you both as very warm and wonderful people - appears you stayed that way - my thoughts and prayers are with you."
"I remember that first picture of David in the EHS newspaper. A football player and straight A's. What a guy, and then came Mary. The two of you were so in love and made a beautiful life together. I know your heart is broken. Your children, Michelle and Matt and their love for you will help give you the strength you need until you and David are together once again, Much love to you."
"Mary my heart hurts for you and your family at this time, if i can help with anything, please let me know."
"New Year's Eve 2011
Missing you and thinking of you 24-7. A New Year without you in my life is about to happen. Remembering all the good times and keeping you close in my heart."
"I recently learned of Dave's passing and long ago memories of his kind and gentle nature surfaced. I worked for Dave at CSU several years ago and enjoyed his "laid-back" personality and relationship with his students. I am sure he will be missed by many."
"DAVE'S WIFE, MARY, WORKED FOR ME IN MYCPA PRACTICE FOR OVER 25 YEARS. AS A RESULT OF THAT I HAVE KNOWN DAVE FOR ALL THOSE YEARS, AND ENJOYED HIS FRIENDSHIP. THE TWO OF THEM AND MY WIFE AND I ENJOYED MANY DINNERS AND TIMES TOGETHER. DAVE WAS ALWAYS A NICE PERSON TO BE WITH. HE HAD A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR, AND MUCH HONESTY. ALL OF US WILL MISS HIM SO MUCH."
"I'm positive that Davids quiet gentle strength and kindness will be missed so very much by all who knew him."
"Dave was a wonderful man with a wonderful family. He will be missed, but not forgotten. I'm glad we were able to spend time with him and Mary during our trip to Colorado. Love - Karon & Robby"
"So sorry to read about Dave in today's paper. We had a lot of good times over the years. Doug and Joyce"
Today I brought your ashes home to Mom. I listened to Waylon and Willie and Jimmy Buffet....and John Denver and I cried; tears of happiness as I remembered all the time we spent listening to music as we drove to our wilderness destinations. I will always have those memories. They are better than anything I know. ANYTHING!"
"I am thinking of you today. Thinking that you drove Grizzly Blue to some beautiful, secluded lake... and the fish are biting like never before. I miss you very much Dad and I always will."
"BIG WYOMING......DA DE DAH DA DAH"
"My dad...well, there are no words that could possibly express my sense of loss, my sadness and my longing for my dad. I've had friends who have lossed their fathers. I can't help but feel that it is different for me. I can't help but feel that the relationship I had with my dad was closer, deeper and more meaningful than others. Then I wonder if I'm selfish. He was beautiful & mine."
"He encouraged our family to speak their minds with honesty, to be passionate about our lives and compassionate about people. He encouraged us to always ask questions and be logical about the situations we found ourselves in. He was our rock to touch and bring us back to reality when we drifted. We miss him so very much and our hearts & minds are filled with a deep sadness and hurt."
"He was my guardian, my protector, my love, my friend, the father of our children, my husband of almost 50 years He was a strong, but simple man. He never gave much thought to material things. The important things in his life were giving his family a happy home, helping them build strong characters, and encouraging them to love and give their hearts freely."
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