He was born on January 23, 1946 in Wagner, MT to John Azure Sr. and Beatrice Young.
He entered into the Army in 1966 and served his country until 1972.
Soon after he moved to Spokane, WA and met his wife Jackie.
Together they raised five children.
He worked as a tradesman.
To his kids he knew everything and could do anything he put his mind to.
He loved to fish and spend time on the water.
He loved his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by sons Chuck (Joni) Azure, Eugene (Kelsey) Azure Jr.; daughters Regina Azure, Dawn (Mike) Schmitz, Janell (Nick) LeBret; brother Tom (Vickie) Buttolph; sisters Gladys Champagne, Pat Piapot, Carla (Wayne) Day, Linda Deserley; numerous grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by Beatrice Young, John Azure Sr., Lester Buttolph, John Azure Jr., Greg Buttolph, Wesley Buttolph and Jeffery Buttolph.
A time of visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 10 am to 5 pm.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 12:30 pm in the Heritage Chapel.