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Mary Angelina Avila

September 13, 1950 December 3, 2023
Mary Angelina Avila
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Obituary for Mary Angelina Avila

Mary Angelina Avila, a lifelong resident of Altus, Oklahoma passed away December 3, 2023, in Altus, Oklahoma at the age of seventy-three.

On September 13, 1950, in Austin, Texas. Germinal and Consuela Avila rejoiced at the birth of their daughter, Mary Angelina Avila. Mary was raised and educated in Altus, Oklahoma. She graduated from Altus High School in 1968. Following high school, she attended Western State College in Altus, Oklahoma, and graduated with an associate degree in Business Administration. Mary worked at the Department of Human Services as a secretary for over twenty years. Following her retirement, she worked at Head Start in Altus, Oklahoma where she loved working with young children and teaching. Mary was an avid reader, she could always be found with a magazine or book. Mary enjoyed playing Scrabble, but most of all she enjoyed being around her family. Her life was built on the foundation of her family. She enjoyed everything from local car races to attending NASCAR races. Mary also loved to attend OU sporting events and was always their biggest supporter. Mary could always be found with her constant companion Buddy, her precious dog. Another big part of Mary's life was her faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She had a deep love for all of humanity, and always looking to help a family member, friend, or stranger in need.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Germinal and Consuela Avila; her daughter, Melissa Balicki, brothers, Robert Lee Avila, Herman Avila, Thomas Avila, Jimmy Avila, and Juan Avila; Sisters, Betty Avila, and Lorraine Avila.

Left to honor her memory are her daughter, Angelita Link of Altus, Oklahoma and son - in-law Andrew Link, Jr.; Son, Erick Sanchez of Colorado; brothers, Peter Avila and wife, Yolanda, Robert Avila and partner Lori of Hawaii; sister, Carolina Touchtone of California; eight grandchildren, Christopher Rivera, Justin Rivera, Aaron Roethler, Amber, Ariel Eiler, Nicholas Link, Noah Link, Ry'lee Sanchez, nine great grandchildren, Lily McCovey, Benjamin Roethler, Cole Roethler, Cooper Roethler, Jace Mettler, Leighla Stewart, Emerson Link, Adelaide Link, Lorraine Link; Mary's special friends, Thomas and Cecelia Julian, Sean and Alexis Edgar, their children, Liam and Avery Edgar, Natalie Julian and partner Charlotte Thornton, Pedro Jr, and wife Ginger Avila, and their daughters, Zao and Eve Avila,  Nicole Avila and Carlos Vincent, and their daughter Teresa Vincent, Anna Rivera and her daughter, Myracle De Los Angeles, Edward Ortega former spouse and close friend; Mary's best friend Brenda Goodson, and her daughters, Dena Lay and Tina Myers, and countless family members, from Denton, Texas, Sherman, Texas and Temple,  Texas.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Lowell - Tims Funeral Home and Crematory, Altus, Oklahoma.

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