Geraldine "Jeri" (Averett) Ashby

February 7, 1939 ~ October 24, 2019 (age 80)


Geraldine “Jeri” Averett Ashby

February 7, 1939 ~ October 24, 2019

Jeri Averett Ashby, age 80, passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, October 24th 2019.  She was born February 7th, 1939 in Ogden, UT to parents Jay and Agnes Averett.  She has been a lifelong resident of the Ogden area.

Mom married the love of her life, Ronald “Spud” Ashby on May 25th, 1956 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  They were happily married for 60 years and traveled extensively, always making lifetime friends wherever they went.  She loved planning trips and never missed a detail, and found new adventures around every corner of the world. 

Jeri had a special place in her heart for children, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; she would light up when speaking about them. Mom started her days reading the newspaper and playing Soduko with a warm cup of coffee in her hand.  She always had her beloved dog Casper at her side.  She has many life-long friends, too numerous to mention.

She is survived by her three daughters, Teri Ashby, Ogden; Kim (Jerry) Ward, Kaysville; Katie Neilson, Roy;  eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren with two more soon to arrive, and her sister Faye Thornock.

Jeri was preceded in death by her husband, “Spud”, parents Agnes and Jay Averett, Sisters Lavon and Onadel, brother Jay, and her son-in-law Randy Neilson. 

A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 4th, 11:00 am at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 514 24th Street, Ogden.   A Friends and Family gathering will be held on Sunday, November 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, UT  84403, with Holy Rosary at 7:30 pm.

Interment at Ogden City Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Dr. Brent Williams for his compassionate care over the years. 

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Gathering of Family and Friends
November 3, 2019

6:00 PM
Leavitt's Mortuary
836 36th Street
Ogden, UT 84403

Recitation of the Rosary
November 3, 2019

7:30 PM
Leavitt's Mortuary
836 36th Street
Ogden, UT 84403

Funeral Mass
November 4, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
514 24th Street,
Ogden, UT 84401

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