February 16, 1933- June 8, 2012 Lena Marie Avila passed away peacefully on the evening of June 8th, 2012 in Eureka, California. She was born in Arcata to John Sr. and Mary Avila and was preceded in death by them both. Lena is survived by her son, Robert Massey, brother Johnnie Avila (wife mary), grandaughter Melissa Massey, aunt Rose McKeown and numerous nieces and nephews. Lena spent her childhoold growing up on the family dairy in Arcata Bottoms, then she worked for several years at the lazio Fish Company where she strived to be one of the fastest crab pickers. Her family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Pacific Care Home in Eureka for caring for Lena over the past several years and also Father Gerry of St. Mary's Church for giving Lena her last sacrament. Please join us on Friday, June 15 at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Church in Arcata for a funeral service in her honor. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary's Catholic church in Arcata, California. Arrangements are under the care of Paul's Chapel, Arcata (707) 822-2445. Please go to our website at and sigh our online guestbook. Please sign the guest book at www.Times-Standard.com, click obits.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard on June 12, 2012