Robert L. Averill

Robert L Averill


On January 8, 2014, Robert L. Averill passed away peacefully at home after a long and productive life, surrounded by his loving family. He was 82. Born in 1931, and raised in Des Plaines, Illinois, Robert joined the U.S. Army and fought in Korea, traveling throughout the PacificOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA during his tour of duty. After the war, Robert settled in Seattle and married Audrey Lucille Rice, his loving wife and partner for 60 years. While simultaneously raising a family, Robert earned a Masters in Civil Engineering at the U.W., and launched a successful 35-year career at Boeing, where he worked on several key projects and mentored many young engineers.
In retirement, Bob traveled extensively throughout Europe with Lucille. Later, he divided his time between his Seattle home and Ocean Shores. He is survived by his wife Lucille, son Stephan Averill, daughters Laura Averill, Linda Averill and Jennifer Wilson, and by five grandchildren, Erin Averill, Abbey Averill, Aurora Averill, William Hardy and Tanner Wilson. He is pre-deceased by two daughters Elizabeth and Carol, and by his brother Richard Averill.
The family will have a private burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to a Remembrance Gathering at the family home in Seattle on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, please honor Bob by giving to the American Diabetes Association, the U.W. College of Engineering or your favorite charity.
Friends and family are invited to a Remembrance Gathering at the family home in Seattle on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM.  Call 206-524-8137 for information.


6 Responses to “Robert L. Averill”

  • Leslie Bartholomew says:

    Our love and prayers to you and your family
    Love Lonny and Leslie Bartholomew

  • Maurice Sabado says:

    bob averill had a profound affect on me and my career as an engineer. I was one of the young engineers he mentored. I gained much in engineering knowledge, skills, and ability. he taught me to think out-of-the-box. To him all problems have a solution, one just needed to focus on the real issues and barriers to successful solution. Bob,, Stan, and I worked at Boeing together on some very classified key projects. He was also a friend.

  • Brian & Elaine Seguin says:

    Lucille, may our Lord give you and your family peace and comfort at this very sad and difficult time. You and your family are in our prayers.

  • Tom Lavigne says:

    Bob has always been very engaging, unpretentious, thoughtful and welcoming to me and my family.

  • Linda Averill says:

    Thanks to all of you who have given your prayers and memories of dad. He pushed us all to be the very best that we could be, whether friend, offspring or colleague. He gives us the everlasting gift of the wisdom he passed along in his life. He was a brilliant man, and I’m glad that he was the one I got, when God was assigning out fathers.

  • Kent and Susan Beaudry says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you .
    Kent and Susan

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