Our beloved Emilia Avila passed away on May 13, 2020 at the age of 89.
She was born on October 21, 1930 in Phoenix, Arizona to Emilio and Rosa Gonzales.
She was preceded in death by her husband; Andrew Alday Avila, brother; Steve Gonzales, sister; Armida Traslayvina and grandson; Robert Garcia.
She is survived by her children; Andrew Avila, Roseann Pond, her sisters; Alice Serna, Sylvia Gonzales and brother; Richard Gonzales, her two grandsons; Alfred Garcia, Ruben Garcia, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Emilia was a loving mother and devoted wife who loved to cook. She treasured her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and embraced every moment with them.
She will be dearly missed but we take solace that she is reunited with her family in Heaven.
On Friday, May 22, 2020 a Visitation will be held from 8:00-10:00 A.M. with a Rosary Prayer at 9:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Ave., Phoenix. Emilia will be laid to rest at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery following the Funeral Mass. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
Emilia was a sweetheart through and through. I was blessed to know her. You will be greatly missed. But oh how glorious your life is now forevermore. Christ is smiling on you. God bless your family as they deal with the loss of such a lovely woman.
Clyde & Jo Fruchey
Roseanne, Andy and family, please accept our sincere condolences. Emily was a wonderful neighbor to all the Yarbrough Family and will be missed by all of us. May she and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace and let perpetual light shine upon them.
I love you always and forever Nana ❤️
Humberto and Lucy Mundo
Our condolences go out to the families that are mourning the loss of Emília. May God comfort those that are saddened by her passing. May your hearts be filled with joy as you remember Emília for all the love and kindness that she shared with others.
Grace and Rudy Archuleta (VillapondsFamily)
Our deepest sympathy to all of Emelia’s family. We still think of you often. May God bless and strengthen you.