In memory: Anthony ‘TJ’ Jacob Avery

Anthony “TJ” Jacob Avery, age 19, of Centennial, passed away unexpectedly after an accident on Friday, August 30. TJ was born June 26, 2000, in Littleton.TJ Avery

This young man was beautiful inside and out. A man of faith. He had a big heart and a big laugh. He was funny, smart, and caring. A great family member and loyal friend. He loved soccer, skiing, archery, video games, mountain outdoor activities, and food. A lover of history. He loved many and he was well loved.

TJ graduated from Arapahoe High School in 2019 with academic honors. During high school, he played a lot of soccer, was a member of the National Business Honor Society and developed an interest in computers and technology. TJ was accepted into Colorado State University in Fort Collins, as a freshman, majoring in computer information systems. He entered the school’s ROTC program with a desire to join the cyber branch of the United States Army.

TJ was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. He will be truly missed but know we will see him again in heaven.

TJ is survived by his parents, Tony and Jill Avery; his sister, Kristin Avery; his grandparents, Lloyd and Jeanne Avery, Ken and Terri Kearney, and Robert and Donna Murphy; his aunts and uncles, Jeff and Angela Bell, Steve and Cheryl Kearney, Andy and Jennifer Blaszak, Phil and Christy Cruz, Robb and Karen Murphy, and Lindsey Kearney; and his cousins, Mackenzie and Jeff Bell, Emily and Ben Kearney, Nathanael and Kariana Blaszak, Caleb and Asher Murphy, James, Hunter and Victoria Cruz, Londyn Kearney, and Mason Barton.

A celebration of TJ’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 12, at Mission Hills Church, 620 Southpark Dr, Littleton, 80120. TJ will be laid to rest, privately, at Olinger Chapel Hill Cemetery, Centennial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in TJ’s memory to North Littleton Promise.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.olingerchapelhill.com for the Avery family.

Obituaries compiled by CSU Public Relations Staff