Irene Avila Irene Avila was born on December 17, 1930 to Joe L. and Ida Souza in Tulare, CA. Irene loved socializing. She enjoyed working with the public. She has worked at, G & T Drugs, Hammonds Jewelers, Miller's Tulare Funeral Home, and Catering by Anthony. She loved traveling, gambling, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Irene leaves to cherish her memory, her two daughters, Kathy Soares and Cindy Soares. Her son-in-law Dennis Soares, all of Tulare. Her sister and best friend, Dorothy Ormonde. Her four grandchildren, Staci (Butch) Brazil, Aubree (Brent) Garrison, Sarah (Jerry) Avila and Steven (Rhiannon Matthews) Soares. Her five great grandchildren, Macie, Machela, Jerry Avila, Zachary, Regan, Rachael Soares, Reese Brazil, Alexis and Kaleb Garrison. Preceding her in death, her parents, her sister Rosie Benevedo, her grandson Kristopher Soares and great-grandson Tanner Garrison. The family would like to thank the staff at Twin Oaks Nursing and Rehab for the great care and all the love they showed Irene. St. Aloysius Altar Society Rosary will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 4:00 p.m. at Miller's Tulare Funeral Home, 151 North "H" Street, Tulare. Visitation was held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Miller's Tulare Funeral Home. Recitation of the Rosary and Mass of the Resurrection will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 11:30 at St. Aloysius Church, 125 E. Pleasant Ave., Tulare., with burial at Tulare District Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Miller's Tulare Funeral Home.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2013