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Palm Southwest Mortuary

7979 W.Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV

OBITUARY

Christian R. Avila

November 10, 1981November 5, 2019
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Christian R. Avila was born on November 10, 1981 and passed away on November 5, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Biography

To Christian Roberto Avila, the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, he was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around him, he seemed to be eternally happy, and he willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life he touched. For Christian, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, he could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Christian really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

Christian was born on November 10, 1981 to Roberto and Lilia Avila. Christian was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Even as a child, Christian had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around him. He was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. He couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. He was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, he succeeded in entertaining his entire family.

Always a good playmate, Christian was easygoing and fun loving. He managed to lighten the mood wherever he was, even during family squabbles. He seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Christian managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Christian was raised with two younger sisters, Claudia and Lilia.

All of Christian's playful good humor carried over into his childhood. He was possessed with an outgoing personality, a lively imagination and a mellowed enthusiasm for life that allowed him to be constantly on the go. As a result, Christian experienced a rather active childhood, and this suited him very well. In his spare time he liked to play soccer and baseball card trading.

Ask anyone who knew him from school and they would tell you that Christian was a class “cut-up.” He didn’t do it to be unkind or to garner all the attention. Rather, Christian simply enjoyed others’ laughter and the sounds of his friends and acquaintances having a good time. It could be said that for Christian, grades may not have been the most important thing to him, but he really did enjoy his school experience. Since experience was Christian's best teacher. He enjoyed hands-on learning and applying the “practical” approach to knowledge, rather than getting caught up in “theory.” Christian graduated from Ed W. Clark High School in 2000. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was math. The teacher he enjoyed learning from the most was Mr. Carlos.

Christian never actually encountered a stranger in his dealings with people. He was drawn to individuals and crowds, using his gregarious, adaptable and outgoing personality to captivate his audience. This quality allowed Christian to continually develop new relationships, ever widening his circle of friends. Christian delighted in his role among all his acquaintances, because he viewed them all as potential spectators for his performance. Whether it was a story, a joke, a song or just plain fooling around, Christian was always right at home putting on a show among his friends. Christian utilized his interest in others as a great way to connect with them. While growing up, some of his best friends were Hugo and BJ. Later in life, he became friends with Matt Choe, Irving Silva and Raymond Mardones. Christian loved sharing life and having his home filled with people he knew.

Perhaps the reason Christian related so well to children was the fact that he never really completely grew up himself. The ability to be just a “kid at heart” helped him in raising his own children. Christian was blessed with two children, a son, Aldo, and a daughter, Alytza. Christian had the ability to focus his attention on the present moment. If he was spending time with the kids, that’s where all of his attention was directed. Christian's compassionate side prevented him from being a strict disciplinarian, and he could turn just about any situation into a playful, learning experience. He could spend hours entertaining them with fun and creative play. In fact, Christian had a knack for turning some of those nasty old chores into games.

At work, as in life, Christian was a real “people person.” He had a very successful way of dealing effectively with others, and his enthusiasm and energy was often contagious. Christian liked to see himself as something of a virtuoso. When dealing with various projects and problems, Christian was an adaptable realist, using his common sense and trusting his experiences and impulses to uncover the correct answer. Christian's talent for being a down to earth thinker, allowed many around him to see Christian as an excellent problem solver. His primary occupation was food server. He was employed for 20 years at the South Point Hotel and Casino.

Christian felt excited and challenged by sports. Even if he wasn’t the best, Christian loved to participate and thoroughly enjoyed the competition and the pleasure of being around other people. Christian relished the opportunities where he could make an impact, and he would often push himself to play above his abilities. A quick thinker who understood the basics, Christian never seemed to get caught off guard, even when confronted with unexpected conflict. In high school, Christian played soccer. Christian was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were soccer, college and professional football.

Naturally outgoing and generous, Christian was regularly doing things for others. For him, the gift of giving to others was second nature. Though he never set out to gain individual recognition, Christian was given accolades for his many and varied accomplishments throughout his life. Some of his most prestigious achievements include being honored with the millenium scholarship due to scholastic excellence.

Living life in the fast lane suited Christian just fine. It is no surprise that he loved to travel and to visit new and different places. He was naturally curious about other parts of the world and loved the real life adventure that came from visiting them. He was impulsive and willing to try anything once. Favorite vacations included Cancun.

Christian passed away on November 5, 2019 at St. Rose Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is survived by his parents Roberto and Lilia, his son Aldo, his daughter Alytza, his sisters Claudia and Lilia, and his niece Sophia. Services were held at Palm Southwest Mortuary. Christian was laid to rest at Palm Eastern Cemetery.

Christian brought joy to all of those around him. He never had a mean bone in his body. He loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. He loved to share his energy, wit, and his zest for all of his activities with his friends and family. Christian Roberto Avila lived life to its fullest and made everyone around him happier just for knowing him. He will be remembered with a smile.