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Ruben Ray Avila
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Birth: 1991
Death: Apr. 9, 2011
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Sadly, on Saturday, April 9, 2011, our 20-year-old son, Ruben Ray Avila, went to heaven. Although he fought and won his battle with cancer at the age of 16, the tumor and chemo had damaged his heart and lungs. The damage took a toll on his heart and after a sudden rush to the hospital, went into cardiac arrest. Although Ruben was supposed to have surgery at the end of this month, he had been looking and feeling his greatest up until the night before his death. He was enjoying the company of his friends and loving girlfriend. His family finds solace in knowing he will no longer endure the pain of so many treatments due to his disability. Ruben attended Nobel Middle school and Granada Hills High School up until 2007. Ruben is survived by his parents, Ruben Avila and Sandra Mendoza-Avila; his siblings, Gary Chacon, Jessica Avila, Valerie Avila and Joseph Avila; his grandmother, Angie Avila; his grandfather, Raul Mendoza; step-grandmother, Socorro Maria Mendoza; his girlfriend, Sophia Willis; his godmother, Martha Tayahua; his godfather, Mike Pile; and dozens of aunts, uncles, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, the family would like contributions in Ruben's name made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Michael Hoefflin Foundation, or The Sunshine Kids Foundation. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2011, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Living Hope Church. A Mass will be held Friday, April 15, 2011, noon, at San Fernando Rey Church. Published in Los Angeles Daily News from April 13 to April 15, 2011 
Created by: Thomas NeVille Tippets
Record added: Apr 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68409249


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