OBITUARY

Frances Claire Avina

August 23, 1933September 21, 2010

A Rosary will take place in Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel at 7 PM, Friday Evening, September 24th. A Memorial Mass will take place in St. Birgitta Catholic Church, 11820 NW Saint Helens Rd., Portland, OR 97213, 11 AM, Saturday, September 25th.

Arrangements under the direction of Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Portland, OR. (503) 292-6611

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 25, 2010
REMEMBERING

Frances Claire Avina

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Wilbert Frank

October 19, 2010

To Jack and Family,
Silvia and I recently heard about the death of Claire. We offer our sincere heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Claire was a wonderful person who shared her joy for life with us. I pray you find some form of peace in this time...

October 19, 2010

I have been praying for you all. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Still with love, Aub

Johnny D

October 11, 2010

We miss you grandma...Hoping to make you proud! Love you!

Michelle Avina

October 10, 2010

To all of you who knew my mother and have expressed your sorrow, thank you. She loved every one she met, never met a stranger and was, and still is, my hero. Please keep her spirit alive in your daily lives just as she lived. Love, laugh, smile and be genuine. A beautiful lady. My mom!!

Helene & Jean McVanner

October 8, 2010

My sister and I just heard about Claire. We are so sorry for your loss. She was a special person. Claire will be deeply missed.

BARABARA HIGUERA-RIVERA

October 2, 2010

TO MY COUSINS, U LOST A VERY INPORTANT PART OF OF YOUR FAMILY, JUST TRY TO GET THROUGH EACH DAY WITH ALL THE GREAT MEMORIES YOU ALL SHARED. THINKING OF ALL OF YOU. I CAN HEAR AUNT CLAIRE SAY "HELLO DARLIN" UNCLE JACK TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!

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October 2, 2010

Natalie Phaholyothin

September 30, 2010

Dear Jack, Jeffrey, Julie, Joel, Michelle and Jodie,

I am so sorry to learn of the sad news. No words can fully capture the generosity and love that Claire had for everyone. Claire was also like a Mom to me.

I know that you are all hanging in there and supporting each other through this difficult time. I send you all my very best.

Coach Jimmy & Fifi Anderson

September 29, 2010

Dear Jack & family.
Here's 2 old Beavers who are truly sad for your loss of lovely Claire. Although we didn't know her well, her reputation was of a lovely wife, mother & grandmother. We both know of the trials of being a coach's wife...all the ups & downs of dealing with fans, players & a grouchy husband after losses. Our memories of her are of a cheerful, smiling lady inspite of all the drama going on.
Take care, old friend, we know you have some rough times ahead, but let your friends, family & all those grandchildren spoil you a little. Call us if you want to talk

Arturo Peraza

September 29, 2010

Jack and Family,

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember her amazing smile and the way she made everyone in the room feel heard, understood and accepted. What a gift she was to all who had the pleasure. (And Julie, she was one smart lady! She was right about investments and IRAs).

Blessings and comfort to you all.