September 1, 1936 ~ July 15, 2022
Peggy Ann Navarre Avery, 85, a longtime resident of Ponchatoula, La, died peacefully Friday, July 15, 2022, surrounded by family at Harvest Manor Nursing Home in Denham Springs, La. Peggy was born in Donner, Louisiana September 1, 1936, to Adley and Mary Boudreaux Navarre. She graduated from Ponchatoula High School and enlisted in the U. S. Air Force. While serving in Hawaii, she met the love of her life, Rufus Avery, who she later married. They resided in Georgia before returning to Ponchatoula where they raised their family and were active members of the community. She was a member of the Ponchatoula Methodist Church, and the Community Garden Club.
Peggy is survived by her children, Wallace Avery (Laurier), Donna Delegal, Michael Avery (Sonya), and Eton Vicknair. Grandchildren Edward Avery, Meredith Avery, Dustin Bush, Brittany McAdams, Rodney Avery, Wesley Avery, Courtney Henson, and Cory Vicknair. Great grandchildren, Landon Thompson, Jayce McAdams, Brayden Bush, Braxton Bush, and Avery Henson. Siblings, Travis Navarre, Adley Navarre, Jr, Patsy Navarre, Myra Gaudin, and George Navarre.
She was preceded by her husband, Rufus Avery, her parents Adley and Mary Boudreaux Navarre, siblings Herman Navarre, Gloria Ballard, Lorena Schlim, Mary Lou Navarre, Emily Jones, Mary Alice Lott, and Roy Navarre.
The funeral will be a private ceremony with only close family members present.