OBITUARY

Benjamin Aviles

July 2, 1930April 8, 2011

Benjamin “Ben” Aviles of McGregor died Friday afternoon, April 8, 2011, at the age of 80. Graveside services and interment will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at McGregor Cemetery under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor.

Mr. Aviles was born July 2, 1930, in Seguine, Texas, the son of the late Miguel and Virginia (Amador) Aviles where he was reared. He later left Seguin and moved to San Juan and later to Arkansas. He moved to Moody in 1952 from Seguin and to McGregor in 1968. On October 4, 1952, he married Cecilia Lucio in Waco, Texas.

Throughout his life, he was employed by various places to include the Santa Fe Railroad for nine years. He spent six years farming for Carl Beard in the Moody area. In 1967, he began his work with the City of McGregor in the Public Works Department until his 1995 retirement. In earlier years, he was a member of the Mexican American Association Hall in McGregor.

Survivors include his wife Cecilia of fifty-eight years; three sons, Victor Aviles of McGregor, Daniel Aviles of Florida, Adam Aviles of McGregor; four daughters, Diana Zapata and husband Jose of McGregor, Virginia Salazar and husband Carlos of Hewitt, Angela Cruz and husband Mario of Waco, Tommie Estrada and husband Steven of McGregor; seventeen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Elma Aviles and his brothers and sisters.

Casketbearers will be Michael Aviles, Ricky Balderas, Jr., Steven Castillo, Steven Estrada, Jr., Emilio Jimenez and Willie Olvera.

The family extends their appreciation and a special thank you to Providence Hospice for the wonderful care and support given to our dad.

Services

  • Graveside Service Tuesday, April 12, 2011
  • Prayer Service Monday, April 11, 2011
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Robert Marquez

April 15, 2011

To Aviles Family, sorry about your loss, but remember the memories will live forever, GOD BLESS...

Lisa and Gerald Dechaume

April 13, 2011

We are saddened to hear of Ben's passing. We use to come sit outside with him and he always had a smile and a story to tell. He was one of friendliest people we have ever known and will be greatly missed.

April 12, 2011

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." Thomas Campbell
Dear Aviles Family,
We were shocked to learn of your husband/father’s passing. We are not sure of many things in this life, but of one thing we are sure – We send you our most sincere wishes that you find comfort in your faith. Though we are still reeling from our loss and our feelings are still tender, we grieve with you all.
May God bless you and be with you during this very difficult time.
Susana Guerra Privett & David Guerra

April 12, 2011

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." Thomas Campbell
Dear Aviles Family,
We were shocked to learn of your husband/father's passing. We are not sure of many things in this life, but of one thing we are sure – We send you our most sincere wishes that you find comfort in your faith. Though we are still reeling from our loss and our feelings are still tender, we grieve with you all.
May God bless you and be with you during this very difficult time.
Susana Guerra Privett & David Guerra

Mindy Pomerenke

April 12, 2011

Victor & Family - so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you - I know how hard this is. God bless (I'm Steve's Daughter),

Ronny Bredemeyer

April 11, 2011

To Mrs. Aviles,Family,and many friends. I'm very sorry to see/read of Ben's passing. He was a good man, friend to many,many people. He loved GOD, his family and friends. He was a friend of mine,that I always looked forward to seeing/visiting with. May GOD give all of you comfort and peace. I have been blessed by having Ben in my life. We celebrate his life,mourn his passing,and rejoice that he has entered into Heaven. Ronny Bredemeyer(formerly of McGregor).

April 11, 2011

Virginia & Diana,
I was saddened to hear of your father's passing. My prayers are with you all through this time of pain and sadness.
Take care,
Janie Vicinais

OSCAR LOPEZ

April 11, 2011

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

FROM THE FAMILY