n Loving Memory Jerry Averett
Hurricane, Utah – Jerry Woodruff Averett, 66, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. He was born October 15, 1949, in Cedar City, Utah to Harry Woodruff Averett and Selina Caroline Atkin. He married Jolene Cox on March 29, 1969. To this union were born two children: Brandon Jerry and Kimberly. Jerry and Jolene were later divorced. He married Judith Lynn Spila Durfee on May 12, 1990, and was a loving father to her children: Jaelin and Tylor Jay. Jerry and Judy later divorced.
Jerry was raised in St. George, Utah and graduated from Dixie High School. He enjoyed traveling, boating, horses, marksmanship and Kolob Mountain. He was a general contractor for 30 years in the southern Utah area, and was well known for his excellent craftsmanship. He had many good friends and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his foster mother, Mary Christensen, Delta, Utah, ex-wife Judy Averett, Hurricane, Utah, children Kimberly Chadwick, Twin Falls, Idaho and Brandon Averett, Riverton, Utah; stepchildren Jaelin Durfee Fjermestad (Jason), Hurricane, Utah, and Tylor Durfee (Monica), White Earth, North Dakota. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters James Averett (Jeanelle) Central, Utah, June Bond (Dennis), Joyce Jones (Steve-deceased) both of Tacoma, Washington, Wesley Wright (Mary Jo) Avondale, Arizona, John (Fran) Holt Tonto Basin, Arizona and LaDonna Phillips, Mineral Wells, Texas. He leaves behind 13 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 9, 2015 at 2 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary 110 S Bluff, St. George, Utah with a viewing prior to the service at 12:30 pm. Interment will take place in the Washington City Cemetery following the services.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454.