|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1963|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 2012|
Lori Marie Avila, 49, passed away Wednesday February 15, 2012 in Freedom, at the home of her companion, Diane Aguilar. Lori was born January 3, 1963 in Salinas, and grew up in Castroville. She attended Sacred Heart Elementary School.
Lori lived in San Jose for a brief period and worked as a photographer, art framer and clerk for five years. Shortly after that Lori attended mechanic school. An auto accident injury and health problems limited her physically. She enjoyed writing poetry, reading, photography, music, playing the guitar, and rock collecting, and she made jewelry.
It was Lori's request that during her last week prior to her passing, she was taken care of by the Aguilar family in their home as well as Kristi Jimenez.
She is survived by her companion, Diane Aguilar; Diane's parents, Bertha and Arturo Aguilar; Diane's siblings, Mirna, Andrea and Arturo Aguilar; Diane's children, John Anthony, Andrew, Santina, and Serina; Lori's parents, Fermin and Josie Avila; brother, Jason Avila; nephew, Davin Avila; aunt, Rosemary (Fred); uncle, Joey Delgado; aunt, Louise (Charlie), and her aunt, Cindy.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 20, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, CA.
Vigil service will be held Monday, February 20, 2012 at 7 p.m., in the Struve and Laporte Chapel.
Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Castroville.
Burial will follow at the Castroville District Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home.
Online condolences to www.struveandlaporte.com
Published in The Salinas Californian on February 18, 2012
Castroville Public Cemetery
Created by: Kathy Burpo Woodworth
Record added: Feb 20, 2012
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