[Marin County Obit Board]

Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 04:42:20 :

Marin Independent Journal
Tuesday, December 29, 1998
Section B, page 2

Retired treasurer of San Rafael

John B. Averett of San Rafael, retired finance director and treasurer of the city of San Rafael, died at his home Dec. 22. He was 78.

He was born in West Monroe, La. He served in the military during World War II and the Korean War and remained in the Air Force until 1967, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

He settled in Marin in 1957 after being stationed at Hamilton Air Force Base.

He graduated from Golden Gate College and earned his masterís in business administration from Michigan State University. He worked for World Airways as chief account officer. In 1969, he became finance director for the city of San Rafael. He was later elected treasurer of San Rafael, retiring in 1977.

After retiring he enjoyed traveling, gardening and sports, and maintained an interest in economics and investment6s.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Herberta; a son, John; and a granddaughter, Lauren.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., corte Madera 94925.

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