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Anson Terril Avery

August 24, 1938 March 25, 2021
Anson Terril Avery
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Anson Terril Avery, age 82 of Spokane, Washington, was born August 24, 1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He passed away on the morning of March 25, 2021 after fighting a courageous battle with bone cancer. He was preceded in death by two daughters, the last being Alison Danielle Avery. He is survived by his wife, Napat Somyana (known as Anne Avery), two sons, Anson Fletcher Avery and Bryan Altus Avery and his stepbrother Don Christensen.

Anson graduated from Cal Western University with a degree in Accounting, Business and Management. While at Cal Western he played varsity football and was their star running back, scoring the winning touchdown against Cal Poly University in 1964.

Anson practiced accounting in California and Oregon before starting his well-known Spokane, Washington based CPA practice in 1982. During the 1980’s he created and starred in the popular radio talk show, ‘The Tax Quarterbacks’. He never retired and was a fierce taxpayer advocate taking on hundreds of cases that he challenged and won against the IRS.

Anson loved sports, especially Football. He was also an excellent rifle shooter and was skilled with high performance motorcycles both in the dirt and on the street. He worked out and stayed in shape. When he turned 60 years old, he skated 60 miles on roller blades.

Anson was always a fighter as proven by his singlehandedly opposing the cavalier placing of cell towers in residential neighborhoods by starting an organization called CATT, Citizens Against The Towers. He then lobbied Spokane City and County and helped write regulations on the placement and size of the towers.

As per the family’s wishes there will not be a ceremony during COVID.

Friends of Anson Avery who wish to honor his memory may contribute, in his name, to the Second Harvest Food Bank or to their favorite charity.
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