Daniel Avila, 83, of Fillmore died Thursday , December 23rd after a sudden illness.
Daniel was born May 3rd 1927, in Los Angeles to Salvador & Jesus Valencia Avila. Dan was one of the pioneer gardeners for 50 years in Fillmore very well know and liked in the community for his professional services. One of his passions was growing orchids and spending time with his son and brothers. Dan served time in the Marines in 1945.
Dan is survived by son Eugene Avila of Fillmore and daughter Mary and Husband Juan Jose Pena , grandchildren Kathleen, Priscilla, Vanessa, Juan Jose Jr and great granddaughters, Sofia and Samantha from Cypress Texas. Sisters, Alice Avila Moreno and brothers Rojelio and wife Rita Avila, Phillip and wife Jennie Avila , Roy and wife Bertha Avila and many nieces and nephews . He has gone to join his beloved wife Carmen and Son Danny Jr. Avila. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Memorial services will be as follows viewing at XXXXXXXXXXX Rosary at 7:45 at St Francis of Assisi on Wednesday and masss on Thursday at 1:00 St Francis of Assisi with buriel at Bardsdale Cemetary. Family will be holding a reception at St Francis of Assisi right after services.