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In Loving Memory of Evetta Sue Averett September 8, 1938 – January 24, 2024
In the gentle embrace of time, we gather to honor and celebrate the life of our cherished mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Evetta Sue Averett, who peacefully departed this world on January 24, 2024. Born at home in the town of Laramie, Wyoming, her journey through life left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Sue, as she was affectionately known, was a proud graduate of Laramie High School, Class of 1956, where she laid the foundation for her future. It was shortly after her 18th birthday that she embarked on a journey of love and companionship, marrying her eternal companion, Wallace J. Averett. Their union was a testament to their enduring love, lasting more than 47 years. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake temple. Her pursuit of knowledge led her to Metropolitan State College of Denver, where she graduated with dual majors in English and Business Communications. Her academic record was exceptional, and she was recognized by being awarded the prestigious title of Colorado Scholar. She also received the highest academic honor of Summa Cum Laude. Sue’s dedication to excellence earned her a place of distinction within the Golden Key national honor society. On May 15, 1988, she proudly received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Beyond her academic and professional pursuits, Sue possessed an inspiring zest for life. With an innate talent for interior design, she transformed spaces into beautiful works of art. Her fondness for collecting center-handled sandwich plates and nativities reflected her keen eye for beauty. She also had a beautiful soprano voice and shared her musical gifts with many over the years as a soloist, a conductor and a director. She had an unwavering faith in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and Sue’s commitment to her beliefs brought her boundless peace and comfort throughout her life’ journey. Shewas a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving in many callings throughout her life and diligently studying the Come Follow Me program in her later years. She was a gifted writer and the author of several books detailing her spiritual studies and her life story. Our sweetmemories of her faithfulness and her talents bring us joy in this difficult time. Sue was a beacon of love and wisdom to her four children, a cherished grandmother to 13 grandchildren, and a proud great-grandmother to 14 great-grandchildren, with two more blessings on the way this summer. Her family was the center of her world, and her legacy of love, kindness, and wisdom will endure forever. She is survived by her dear sister, Beth Black, her four children, Andy (Debi) Averett of Spring Branch, TX, Annett (Jim) Loveridge of Orem, UT, Jay (Tammy) Averett of Needville, TX, and Julie (Mike) Cox of Vineyard, UT. Sue was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and three older siblings. She also held a deep love and commitment for her cherished dog, Gizmo, who passed away in June of 2023. In her final years, Sue found joy in being able to reside with her daughters Annett and Julie, and spending time with her devoted younger sister, Beth Black. After the loss of her dear husband Wallace in 2003, Beth provided unwavering support, love, and companionship. Their sisterly bond served as a source of strength and comfort, a testament to the enduring power of family. Today, we remember our mother not only for her remarkable accomplishments but also for the warmth of her love, the kindness of her heart, and the boundless joy she shared with all fortunate enough to know her. She leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and devotion that will forever be cherished. As we bid our earthly farewell to Sue, let us find solace in the knowledge that her spirit continues to abide in the hearts of those she touched. Her memory will forever be a wellspring of inspiration and love for generations to come. Funeral services to honor and celebrate her remarkable life will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, in Lovell, Wyoming. We take comfort in knowing that she has been joyously reunited with her eternal companion and loved ones on the other side of the veil, where she will find eternal peace and rest in the loving embrace of her Heavenly Father. Sue will be profoundly missed and eternally loved.