Rojelio Valencia Avila (1931-2018)

Rojelio Valencia Avila (1931-2018)

Rojelio Valencia Avila also referred to as ‘Roy / Chono’ 87 years old of Fillmore, Ca. was called home on Monday, June 11th, 2018.
Roy was a very loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, Cousin and Friend to many.
Roy was born on March 11th, 1931, in Ventura, Ca. He was the 3rd of 6 siblings who were raised in Ventura County.
Roy met Rita Hernandez in Fillmore in 1954 and shortly thereafter they married. Roy settled with Rita in Fillmore and began a family of 6 girls known as the “Avila Girls”.
He was preceded in death by his grandson Joselito Lopez.
Roy is survived by his wife Rita: Daughters Rosa (Gino) Garcia, Antonia (Jose) Lopez, Karin (Joe) Diaz, Esmeralda Avila, Brenda (Gary) Toyooka and Jessica (Jaime) Esquivel. He leaves behind 17 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
He began his career establishing one of the first gardening services in Fillmore known as “J Roy’s Gardening Service”.
He spent his years living life to the fullest. One of his greatest talents and passions in addition to being a successful landscaper he was also a self-taught musician.
Roy was big on creating new family traditions for all the generations to embrace; these included family camping trips to Lake Tahoe and various regular outings. Family get-togethers at home were always one of his favorites, especially when he would bring out one of his many guitars and play some of his favorite songs for the family.
Roy came from a very humble beginning and accomplished so much within his lifetime. He taught his family that success was defined by how hard you worked and put your mind towards any goal and that having a degree did not always define your success. He took pride in leading by example and giving his family constructive loving feedback to accomplish whatever they had in mind.
God looked around his garden and found an empty space then he looked down upon your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest, I know for a fact God’s garden is beautiful because he only takes the best.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Faith Community Church 355 D Street in Fillmore. The recitation of the Rosary will follow at 7:45pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1048 E. Ventura Street in Fillmore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1048 W. Ventura Street in Fillmore. Burial to follow at Bardsdale Cemetery, 1698 So. Sespe Street in Fillmore, Ca.
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family’s online guestbook, share stories and post pictures, please visit our website: and click on Roy’s name located below “Recent Obituaries”.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family owned and operated ROBERT REY GARCIA JR FUNERAL SERVICES, Santa Paula, CA 93060. 805.229.7054