Obituaries » Avery Elizabeth Kohl
September 10, 2007 - May 26, 2018
Burial Date: June 2, 2018
Funeral service will be Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11:00 am at Mountain View LDS Chapel, 105 West Fishburn Drive, Brigham City, Utah. A viewing will be held on Friday, June 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City and Saturday, June 2, from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the church. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery with her cousin, Lydia Jane Chaffin following the services for Avery.
BRIGHAM CITY, UT – Avery Elizabeth Kohl made her dramatic entrance into the world on September 10, 2007 in Logan, Utah. From the beginning, she seemed to know her mom and dad, and she would follow their voice when they were in the room. Her sisters adore her, and each of them loved to hold her.
Throughout her time on this earth, Avery’s infectious smile and zest for life were a source of joy to all who knew her. She was an artist and enjoyed drawing, designing, and creating. Right before the Memorial Day family reunion, she designed a car seat out of a shoe box for her American Girl dolls which featured separate compartments, handles, and seat belts. She was a dancer who brought expression and a sense of fun to every performance. Avery was an adventurer who was willing to meet new people and play all sorts of games. A family favorite was partner tag, and she loved playing it with her cousins, aunts & uncles, and grandparents.
In her ten years of living, she enjoyed many adventures with her family. There were cousin camps, mountain hikes, trips to Disneyland, musicals,
sleepovers on trampolines, movie nights, and much dancing. One of Avery’s favorite experiences was the talent show at the family campout where she and her cousins always created skits and performed them enthusiastically. Avery wrote, “At the talent show, everybody did something really funny. Susie and I did like three skits. They were really funny and everybody loved them. My favorite one was called, “Going to the Zoo,” I loved doing the Button song with Uncle Daniel. We had a yummy dinner, and it was really fun.”
Avery was known and loved for her tender and sensitive heart. Her sister, Becca, remembered waking up on Christmas mornings around 5:30 and
joking and watching TV until they could open presents together. She shared, “Avery knew how to love and be kind.” Amelia loved driving home from dance practice and seeing Avery skipping, singing, and picking flowers while she was walking the dog. Amelia would honk at her and Avery would stop and wave. Avery would always laugh at everyone’s jokes even if she didn’t get them, which added to the hilarity, because her laugh was contagious. Raygan, her oldest sister, remembered how when she would come home from college for a weekend, the moment Avery saw her was always her favorite. The enthusiasm and excitement at having the whole family together meant the world to Avery. Raygan shared, “I’m trying to follow in her footsteps: love deeply, make art, and help everyone you can.” Her mother, Jennifer reflected, “It has been an honor and privilege to have this beautiful, loving, generous soul in our home for the 10 years of her life. I feel peace knowing where Avery is…and that I will hold her in my arms again.” Jason, her father, noted, “Avery knew from the time she was a tiny child how to love deeply and well. Everyone, no matter their age, was her friend. She expressed her love in constant pure kindness and her gifts of creative art. I love her as deeply as possible, and what helps me, is knowing she loved me too.”
One of Avery’s final assignments in 4th grade was writing about what she wanted to do for her life’s work. She took the assignment very
seriously, and after much contemplation, finally decided that she wanted to be a humanitarian. She declared, “I don’t want to be able to walk around and see someone on the street starving. I want everyone to have a warm house and food to eat. I want to help them get to a warm place.” With her wishes in mind, the family set up a humanitarian GOFUNDME account to provide seed money to accomplish her dream.
She is survived by her mother and father, Jennifer (Chaffin) and Jason Kohl, her sisters: Raygan, Amelia, and Rebecca Kohl. Her grandparents,
Tom and Nancy Chaffin and Michael and Karin Kohl, her Great-grandmother, Kay Chaffin, and many, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral service will be Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11:00 am at Mountain View LDS Chapel, 105 West Fishburn Drive, Brigham City, Utah. A viewing will be held on Friday, June 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City and Saturday, June 2, from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the church. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery with her cousin, Lydia Jane Chaffin following the services for Avery. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com.