Jodi Kim Crooks



Jodi Kim Avery Crooks entered into her sacred rest Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Preceding Jodi in death were her parents, Wayne LeRoy Avery and Jeannette Marie “Jean” Bear.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Anthony “Tony” Crooks; daughters Katelyn, Shannon and Irene Crooks; her sister, Jamie Lynn Avery Lusk; and her nieces, Paige Lusk and Paris Avery-Smith.

Following her high school graduation in Kennewick, Washington, Jodi joined the U. S. Air Force where she served as a medic in San Antonio, Texas, Adana (Incirlik AFB), Turkey, and Tucson, Arizona. After her military service she earned her bachelors of science in nursing at the University of Arizona. There in Tucson, she met and later married Tony. Her life was a life of service dedicated to healing and to the complete well-being of all around her. During her professional career, the family lived in Tucson, Arizona, St. Paul, Minnesota, Fort Collins, Colorado and Stafford, Virginia. Her nursing care, was an ever widening span of disciplines including labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, and home health. Her ultimate position was as a case manager, primarily in oncology with Mary Washington Healthcare. Her final case, perhaps not officially, was surely her own, receiving the same careful attention and singular standard of care, from diagnosis to final discharge, as with everyone before.

The family is exceedingly grateful to Jodi’s extended work family at Mary Washington Healthcare and Stafford Hospital for providing to her a continuous and unsurpassed standard of capable, loving care.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 19, at Covenant Funeral Services, 1310 Courthouse Rd., Stafford, Va. 22554.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in honor of Jodi to either Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Vietnam Veterans of America or Wounded Warriors Family Support.