A rosary will be recited for Francisco Avila, 47, of Dexter, NM on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Parish in Dexter. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Parish with Deacon Jesus Herrera officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery in Roswell, Nm. Francisco passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Francisco was the 8th of 10 children born to Francisco Avila Sr. and Guadalupe Quinones. He was born on June 25th, 1966 in Laguna Grande, Zacatecas, Mexico. There he learned the value of hard work and the importance of family. Francisco moved to Los Angeles, CA at the young age of 16 and soon after met Veronica, his wife of 30 years and started a family of his own. In 1991, the Avila family packed up and moved to Roswell, NM. Although there were some bumps on the road, together, Francisco and Veronica were able to turn a few empty acres in nearby Dexter into a place the family could call home. Establishing the family home along with other jobs granted Francisco the opportunity to learn and become knowledgeable in a variety of trades. In the 22 years since moving to Roswell, Francisco had made countless friends with whom he will leave an even greater quantity of cherished memories.
Francisco is survived by his wife Veronica of Dexter; daughters, Daisy Avila, Vanessa Avial-Talamantes and husband Jesus Talamantes, Lupita Avila and Angela Marie Avila all of Roswell; grandchildren, Isaiah Jovan Walker, Jaramyah Miguel Walker, Jesus Manuel Talamantes Jr. Julian Rey Talamantes and Elizabeth Mary Pino; his parents Francisco Avila Sr. and Guadalupe Quinones Avila of Laguna Grande, Zacatecas, Mexico; four sisters, Claudia and husband Juan Bonilla, Silvia and husband Pancho Sandoval, Lucia and husband Santiago De La Torre and brother Jesus Avila all of Laguna Grande, Zacatecas, Mexico; one sister, Margarita and husband Jorge Pacheco of Bell Gardens, CA; two brothers, Jorge Avila and wife Raquel of Bell Gardens, CA, and Alfonso Avila and wife Sofia of Bell, CA,; sister, Agueda and husband Elizer Soto of Compton, CA; brother Eduardo Avila and wife Jannie of Bloomindale, IL. He is also survived by a great number of nieces and nephews.
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Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.