OBITUARY

Sarah Valdez Avila

March 31, 1931June 7, 2011

Sarah Valdez Avila 80, of Brookshire, Texas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 7, 2011. Sarah was born in Houston, Texas on March 31, 1931. She was raised by her beloved grandparents, Selsa and Fred Gloria. Theirs was a large family of ten. Growing up she loved dressing up and attending matinee’s downtown. She met Joe Valdez, Jr. in Port Arthur, Texas while visiting relatives and never looked back. They were married July 28, 1956. Together they raised three daughters, Dora, Jo, and Liz. She was a fulltime homemaker who loved cooking and caring for her family. On June 9, 1987 Joe went home to be with the Lord. God blessed Sarah twice by bringing Manuel Avila into her life, a childhood acquaintance. They married on April 22, 1991. They lived in Brookshire, Texas. On January 30, 2005 Manuel went home to be with the Lord. Sarah was a former member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Port Arthur, Texas. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her three daughters: Dora Lowery, of Bridge City, Texas; Jo Griffith, and husband Nat, of Brookshire, Texas; Ellen Wood, and husband Jimmy, of Vidor, Texas. She is also survived by one brother, Zaragosa Gloria, of Houston, Texas and seven grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, June 10, 2011 from 4pm-9pm at Grammier Oberle Funeral Home, Port Arthur. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10am, Saturday, June 11, 2011,at Grammier Oberle Funeral home with interment to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Pastor Jack Gandy of Johnson Bayou Baptist Church will be officiating. Condolences may be offered at: www.grammier-oberle.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 10, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 11, 2011
REMEMBERING

Sarah Valdez Avila

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July 16, 2011

Tia Sarah, What a blessing your life has been to so many! Your faith, positive attitude and encouragement touched my life. I will always be grateful for your gentle words and kindness. I pray that your precious family will be comforted knowing that your sweet spirit and influence will live on! John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." Love, Rosie Gloria Rincon Handy

A Heartfelt Message

June 27, 2011

June 25, 2011

Tia Sara...You were such a beautiful person-inside and out! I will always remember your smiling face and sweetness that never went away. I know you and Mom (Pura) are together now in Heaven and cracking those jokes left and right! Heaven just got bigger with you and all our other angels! I will never forget you, my beautiful tia Sara! Love...your niece and family...Lidia Rincon Valdez

Teresa Fontenot

June 13, 2011

Jo,
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

John Davis Greenlawn Memorial Park

June 11, 2011

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Monica McDivitt

June 11, 2011

To my sweet, beautiful and loving Great Aunt Sarah. May God bless you and may you rest in peace. xoxo

Mikie Bellis

June 11, 2011

"The eternal God is your refuge, & underneath are the everlasting arms...trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him; God is a refuge for us." (Deuteronomy 33:27, Psalm 62:8)
Praying God's love, peace & JOY will flood your hearts & comfort your souls.

JOANN MARTINEZ MCAULEY

June 10, 2011

TIA SARAH I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE,AND THE WONDER SOUND OF YOUR LAUGH.THEY ALWAYS MADE ME HAPPY.BUT MOST OF ALL I WILL REMEMBER ,YOU SETTING BY MY SIDE WHEN WE LOSS DADDY,YOUR WARM ARMS HOLDING ME,AN YOUR SOFT WORDS.WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN .THANK YOU.I WILL MISS YOU VERY MUCH.TO YOUR LOVING DAUGHTERS I SEND MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES,MY LOVE AN MOST OF ALL OUR PRAYERS.

Nadine Foudeh

June 10, 2011

I will miss you Ms.Sarah. I now that you are now dancing where you are.Thank you for coming into my life.

lucio martinez

June 10, 2011

I will miss you Tia. I will keep you in my heart and love you Pelon.