OBITUARY

James Avilla

June 23, 1933December 18, 2012

Jim Avilla, 79, a resident of Roseville, CA for 52 years passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and his cherished dog, Tilly, at his home on December 18, 2012.

Jim was born in Reno NV and as a child grew up in the small town of Spring Garden, CA where he was surrounded by mountains and beautiful springs. As a son of a dairy and cattle rancher, Jim embraced a hard working ethic at an early age that he carried with him all his life. He worked for A. Teichert & Son for 32 years and after retirement, he took on the role of handy man to manage his various properties. He was always busy doing something. One of his passions was to tinker and rebuild “muscle” cars. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin where his dogs would accompany him on long early morning walks in mountainous terrain. He also enjoyed working along side his wife and riding around on his tractor while maintaining their ranch. One of the most important joys of Jim’s life was his grandson, Alex. Jim considered himself a lucky man to have had the opportunity to spend so much quality time and to pass on his knowledge of many things with his grandson.

Jim is survived by his wife, Barbara, and two daughters Delisa Barr and Jana Smuin, Son-in-laws, Rick Barr and Mike Smuin, loving grandson, Alex Barr, and a brother, Raymond Avilla, and the late Gloria Wilson.

Family and friends are invited to join together at Reichert’s Funeral home, Citrus Heights, on Thursday, 12/27/12, at 11 AM.

Family and friends are invited to gather after the service at Jim’s daughter’s home (Delisa Barr) to celebrate Jim’s life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Placer SPCA or Sutter Care at Home (Hospice).

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, December 27, 2012
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January 2, 2013

Dearest Barbara & Family;I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing-I am praying for all of you & now Jim can rest with his parents and sister....I remember how sweet and loving Jim was everytime Richard & I would visit Nunie;even when Richard wanted to just chat and Jim was tinkering in his garage,Jim always had the big smile for him and took the time to visit.
Always in my prayers and heart...take care,
Much love-Aurora Garcia(Dora's mother-89)

James Avilla

December 27, 2012

Dear Barbara; we send our prayers and sympathy to you and your family. The mountain won't be the same without him. We enrolled Jim in the daily mass of the Sacred Heart Memorial. You will be in our prayers also.
With Love,
Joe and Sandy Murray

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