Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY - AVERY DAVID MICKAEL
Avery David MICKAEL, son of James Franklin and Weltha Olive (TAYLOR) MICKAEL, was born July 11, 1906 in
Ringgold County, Iowa, and died August 20, 1986, at Maitland, Florida, at the age of 80 years, one month and
On October 25, 1939, he was united in marriage to Merle HOLDRIDGE in Yuma, Arizona.
preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, one of whom died in infancy.
He is survived by his wife
of Mount Ayr, one niece, one nephew, many relatives and a host of friends.
He was involved in varied
occupations during his lifetime, as well as being a veteran of World War II. Avery farmed, was a policeman,
and a security officer, of which he still held a position with Miracle Equipment of Mount Ayr.
He was most
readily identified by his untiring efforts as a gardner. Following his hours of toiling the soil he delighted in
sharing with others the fruits of his labor.
Avery was a member of the American Legion and Odd Fellows
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.God in His
wisdom has recalled
The boon His love had given
And though the body slumbers here
The soul is safe
Services were held August 26, 1986, from the Wilson-Watson Funeral Home in Mount Ayr,
Iowa, conducted by Pastor Phil KINTON. Music was provided by Mike GREENE, Mrs. Gary BICKERS and Mrs.
Casketbearers were Jim BROWN, Lyle MINNICK, Jerry TOWNSEND, Kenneth MICHAEL, Charles
YOUNGMAN and Robert HIGHTSHOE. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa. Military graveside rites
were conducted by Ringgold Post #172, American Legion.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010