John Anthony Avery, age 36, died suddenly of heart failure due to complications following a stroke.

Born May 3, 1954 in Salt Lake City to John G. and Diana Allen. Married Michelle Campbell, later divorced. Graduated from East High School, and attended the U of U. Prior to a debilitating stroke, he was a real estate appraiser for Summit County. He was an avid outdoorsman.Survived by father, John G. Avery, Salt Lake City; mother, Diana Bublitz, Livonia, New York; grandmother, Nonavie Allen, St. George; brother, Michael Sant, Boise, Idaho; sister, Andrea Avery, Salt Lake City; step sisters, Allyson Robinson, Salt Lake City; Julie Jones, Payson; Katie Oldroyd, Las Vegas, Nev.; step brother, Danny Oldroyd, Mt. Pleasant; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many, many friends.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, at Neil O'Donnell & Sons Mortuary, 372 East 100 South, where friends may call Thursday, at the time of service. Burial, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1342 East 500 South.T 12/26 N3 12/26