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Don Auberry


May 29, 1948
October 11, 2018

Graveside Service 10:00 A.M. Monday, October 15, 2018 - Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia

Don L. Auberry Jr., 70, of Centralia, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia of a fatal asthma attack. He was born on May 29, 1948 the son of Donald Sr. and Grace (Wallar) Auberry in Centralia.

Survivors include his devoted mother, Grace Auberry of Centralia; special friend, Debbie McNeal of Centralia; sister, Nancy Stewart of Valley Village, CA; niece, Lisa Stewart; and several cousins.

Mr. Auberry was preceded in death by his father, Donald L. Auberry Sr.; and nephew Jamie Stewart.

Don served his country with honor in the United States Navy, completing two tours of duty in Vietnam. Don worked diligently for the City of Centralia, retiring after 24 years. He was a member of the VFW in Centralia and was confirmed at St. Peter United Church of Christ. He was an amazingly, friendly man, never meeting a stranger. Don had a compassionate heart and will be remembered as a graciously, caring son, always helping his mother. He loved the outdoors and spending time with Debbie, going for walks together.

Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, October 15, 2018 at Elmwood Cemetery in Centralia with Pastor Steve Upchurch officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Centralia VFW Post 2055 and the American Legion Post 446. Memorials may be made in Don’s honor to the Centralia Humane Society. Online condolences and memories of Don may be shared with the family at and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.