Laurel "Laura" J. Avery


July 10, 1938 ~ October 9, 2021

Born in: Riverton, NE
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Laurel “Laura” J. Avery, 83, passed away Oct. 9, 2021. Survived by son, Keith Avery; grandchildren, Ashley (Michael) Griffin and Alex (Aliyah) Avery; great-granddaughter, Noella Avery; and sisters, Judy Morris and Ora Jacks. Preceded in death by parents; siblings, Phyllis Smalley, Charlotte Limburg, Charles Buswell and Owen Buswell; niece, Elizabeth McDowell; and brother-in-law, Ted Morris. Laura was born to Opal and Charles Buswell on July 10, 1938, in Riverton, Neb. She managed and operated the Silver Saddle in Pueblo and worked at Safeway, Woody’s and Subway. Laura enjoyed making people happy and was always on the go. She liked working and keeping busy and would do anything for anyone and give you the shirt off her back. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of life, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Keith Avery’s home. Please email Keith at for address and directions. Online condolences,

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  1. Keith so sorry for your loss!! You mom was an amazing woman! I was lucky enough to work under her! She caught me dancing on shft and had both hands on hips big smile on her face. All she said was “go back to work” never brought it up again.

  2. Keith,
    I want you to know how sad I am, for the loss of our sweet, but ornery, Momma A., but even more for the emptiness and anguish you are feeling, day to day, with her passing. I’m here if you need anything and I’m praying that the Lord will comfort you moment by moment.

  3. My Momma A,
    Oh how I love you! You were my best friend for many years and my other Mom you’ll always be. I truly cherish that we were able to have daily conversations the week before you were called home. I have saved every voicemail you sent that week and we will never forget your voice. You were an amazing Balloon Grandma 🎈and our kids love you so much! Noella was blessed to have met you and your memory will be carried on in our home forever. One day we will all be together again.

  4. My heart & prayers go out for you & family! I loved AUNT Laurel so much! She was like a mother to me!,She will be missed! FLY HIGH, AUNT LAUREL! LOVE YOU, PATTI, BILL, JESSIE & CURT – Sapp

  5. Keith, our most sincere condolences to you and your family. Losing a mother is so hard, it leaves such an awful void. I pray for strength for you all, cherish all the beautiful memories and all the moments spent together. Sending love your way.

  6. Keith, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing our Mother is one of the hardest things in life. Treasure all of those memories you have of her. Laura was a very special lady in my and Tom’s lives. Always there to talk and laugh. We loved her dearly.
    Tom and Grace

  7. Keith, Alex and Ashley, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom/grandma. I loved her! She was such a sweetheart, down to earth and a fun person. I am here for you all for whatever you might need.

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