He was born December 4, 1936 in Watertown, NY.
Donald was a 35 year resident of Spokane.
He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years.
Achieving the rank of SMSGT, serving in Korea and Vietnam; from July 1954 retiring in September 1978.
He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Donald was a member of the Eagles.
He enjoyed cooking along with being a master gardener.
He was also a member of the singing group the “4 Singing Sargents.”
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; son, Wayne (Jody) Avery of Spokane; daughter, Rose (Nelson) Tharp of Gilbert, WA; son, Steve Avery of Seattle, WA; stepdaughter Lisa (Jon) Spanjer of Cashmere, WA, stepson Jay (Julie) Warling of Portland, OR; five grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 12th, at 1:30p.m.
at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Road, Medical Lake, WA, 99022.