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Suzanne Marie Avila
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Birth: Aug. 28, 1962
Santa Cruz County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 2012
Santa Cruz County
California, USA

Suzanne Marie Avila passed away on June 7, 2012. She was born in Watsonville on August 28, 1962, daughter of Thomas and Antonia Avila. Suzanne attended special education classes in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District. She earned her post-secondary degree in 1984 from Cabrillo College. Suzanne was proud of her 25 years of employment with the Skills Center's Work Activity Program and HOPE Service's Workshop Program. She retired from employment and began attending the Aptos HOPE Senior Center. Suzanne's gentle, fun-loving attitude made her well-liked by her peers and staff at the Center. Through the Center's Activities she volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program. She was a member of the Friendship Bowling Club. She loved music and dance. She starred as "Rizo" in a dance performing from "Grease"and was a lead performer for the Michael Jackson dance at the annual Senior Center performances. Suzanne loved going to the library with her ILS Trainers where she worked diligently on her "homework". Through her dedicated and enthusiastic participation, Suzanne received the ILS Client of the Year Award in 2010. Suzanne was a huge wrestling and San Francisco Giants fan. Suzanne never failed to toast honored guests at family functions.

Suzanne was preceded in death by her father Thomas. She is survived by her mother Antonia, sisters Andrea "Andi" (Wayne) Dean, Rose Avila of Reno, Evelyn "Evie" (Jim) Borrego, Maryanne (Brian) Jones, and brothers, Danny Avila of Salinas and Tom (Virginia) Avila. Suzanne was very close to her nieces and nephews Ben Dean, Marguerite (David) Haugen, Elizabeth (Oscar) Gutierrez, Craig D. Silapan, Bernadette (Jerry) Hauser, Brian Borrego, Greg (Esme) Borrego, Jennifer Borrego, Audrea and Thomas Avila Anisa Abed and Jenna Abed. Suzanne was a very loving and happy person who liked to make you laugh. She was very special to everyone who knew her.

A viewing will be held from 5-9pm on Tuesday June 12th with the recitation of the rosary at 7pm at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, 609 Main Street, Watsonville. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Wednesday June 13th with burial to follow at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park. 
Pajaro Valley Memorial Park
Santa Cruz County
California, USA
Created by: Adrienne Summers
Record added: Jun 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91614182
Suzanne Marie Avila
Added by: Adrienne Summers
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- Adrienne Summers
 Added: Jun. 9, 2012

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