Galen Phillipe Avery
1965 - 2014, Long Beach, CA
Galen A.K.A. “Zan Zalen” Avery passed away peacefully in the morning hours of July 5th, 2014. Born July 5th, 1965 in Long Beach CA, to Earl and Naomi Avery, the family then moved to Montecito CA. Galen was a resident of Montecito for over 25 years. He was well known as a surfer, skateboarder and “Cito Rat”. He worked as a tender on abalone and urchin boats in Santa Barbara. For the last few years he was well known as “Captain of the bait dock” in Santa Barbara Harbor.
Preceded in death by his mother Naomi just 2 years ago, he leaves behind his dad Earl “Oh God” Avery of Hawaii, his son Travis Avery of Santa Barbara, brother and sister in law Dorian and Mabel Avery, nieces Serena and Hannah and nephew Brandon Avery, also of Hawaii, his long time friend Leanne Marino of Santa Barbara and many countless friends.
Galen, you will be missed by all of us each and everyday.....see you on the other side.
A paddle out in Galen’s honor will be held on Monday, July 21st, 2014 at Butterfly Beach about 6pm.