Jackson resident Avery Leland Rogers died May 5. He was 33.
His family submitted the following.
Avery was born Dec. 12, 1985, in Laramie to Marty and Judy Rogers.
Avery grew up and was home-schooled in Conrad, Iowa. He was active in high school football, playing fullback, and wrestling, where he consistently competed in the state championships.
He received his associate’s degree in business at Northwest College in Powell, where he wrestled for three years. He worked various jobs in the Jackson area, becoming CEO of Nutech Roofing in 2016.
Avery loved people and especially children; if you were an older person that acted as a child, he loved you even more. Avery was a beloved member of the Jackson community. He donated his time to the Boys and Girls Club of Laramie and the Jackson wrestling team.
Avery was an avid pool player, as were his grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved to golf and of course snowboard — especially time spent snowboarding Jackson with his daughter, Halle.
Avery was a voracious reader, reading entire encyclopedias as a child. He was also enthusiastic about building Legos into adulthood, which definitely aided his successful roofing endeavors.
Avery is survived by his daughter Halle, 8, and son Theodore, 9 months, of Jackson; his parents, Judy and Marty Rogers, of Jackson and Union, Iowa; brother Mike (Jamie) Rogers and nephew Lane, of Leadore, Idaho; brother Chase (Sarah) Rogers and niece Lily, of Jackson; brother Levi (Olga) Rogers, of Prineville, Oregon; and paternal grandmother Mary Rogers, of Union, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jerry Rogers, of Union, Iowa; and his maternal grandparents, Ben and Betty Hammell, of Riverton.
A funeral was held Friday with a celebration of life on Sunday.
A fund has been established at Bank of the West for his two children, and contributions can be made to “Avery Rogers Child Education Fund” or at GoFundMe.com/averys-childrens-education-fund. Mail can be sent to attn: Chase Rogers, P.O. Box 13043, Jackson, WY 83002.
Valley Mortuary provided all funeral arrangements.
Avery did not know a stranger. He lit up a room with his constant smile and enthusiasm for life. He loved all and was loved by many more. He will be sorely missed by so many.