In Loving Memory of Lorenzo “Shorty” Avila

Lorenzo “Shorty” Avila, age 84, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his home in Texline, Texas.

Rosary was recited at 7:00 P.M. Central Time on Monday, June 26, 2017 and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Central Time on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Texline, Texas with Monsignor Michael Colwell as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Texline Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

avila lLorenzo “Shorty” Avila was born on March 20, 1933 in Guadalupe y Calvo, Chihuahua, Mexico to Pedro Avila and Simona (Pena) Avila. He married Maria (Estrada) Avila in 1979 in Clayton, New Mexico. Lorenzo loved farming and ranching, tractor work and cattle work. He loved to have his friends and family over to visit, reminisce and tell stories, Maria would always cook a big meal for his friends and family. Lorenzo was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Texline, Texas. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. In addition to his parents, Lorenzo was preceded in death by a son; Lorenzo R. Avila, a brother; Antonio Ruiz and a great-granddaughter; Isabella Grace Blea.


WIFE: Maria Avila of Texline, Texas.

4 DAUGHTERS: Lorenza Avila Acevedo of Los Nieves, Durango, Mexico, Guillermina Lozano and her husband Arturo of Roswell, New Mexico, Tomasa Ballona and her husband Rogelio Montes and Carmen Avila and her husband Martin Villa all of Texline, Texas.

2 SONS: Guillermo Ballona of Texline, Texas and Manuel Blea and his wife Candace of Pampa, Texas.

2 SISTERS: Ilaria Rivas and Victoria Macias and her husband Antonio all of Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

18 Grandchildren, 27 Great-Grandchildren

And numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

MEMORIALS: The family asks that memorials be made in Lorenzo’s memory to the Texas Oncology Foundation, 12221 Merit Dr., Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75251.

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