Francisca Avila

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  • "I will miss you amiga Francisca. I knew you for so,so many..."
    - Marcella Cardona
  • "Thank you for always believing in me Mrs. Avila I will miss..."
    - Juan Corona
  • "My most sincere condolences to the family, may the Lord..."
    - Blanca Mendoza
  • "Rip franny,"
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Francisca Lydia Avila
December 2, 1942 - November 29, 2015
Francisca Lydia Avila, 72, of Parma, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015, at home with family at her side. A memorial service will be held in her honor at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2015 at Dakan Funeral Chapel, 504 S. Kimball Ave, Caldwell. Condolences may be shared at
Francisca was born on December 2, 1942, to Primitivo and Anunciada Yanes in Peoria, Arizona. She met Antonio Avila in Arizona. They later married in 1968 in Sonoita, Mexico. They moved to Parma, Idaho and had eight children - three sons and five daughters.
Francisca was employed at the Parma School District for 35 years. She started her work there as a teacher's assistant which encouraged her to continue her education. Francisca received a Bachelor's Degree in Bilingual Education and years later received a Master's Degree in Education. During her time working in the Parma School District she was also a resource room teacher and Spanish teacher. Outside of the district, she also assisted many in receiving there GED and citizenship. Her spirit touched many through her work in education and she was a surrogate mother to many.
Francisca also enjoyed working at Walmart in Caldwell. She considered all of her coworkers as an extended family. She was exceptionally happy for the support they provided her during her illness.
Francisca Avila is survived by her children, Antonio Avila, Jr. and Christa Pearson, Meridian; Criselda Avila and Corey Freddrick, Homedale; Ayesha Avila and Hugo Salinas, Parma; Cirilo P. Avila and Jesse, Parma; Myrna Avila, Boise; Asiria Avila and Cesar Triana; Caldwell. Also surviving is a sister, Alicia Corral, Georgia; her brothers, Eliseo Yanes, Texas; Jose Luis Yanes, Arizona; Jesus G. Yanes, Arizona; Ricardo P. Yanes, Arizona. Francisca and Antonio Avila were also blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Francisca was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Carlos G. Yanes, her husband, her son, Antonio Avila, III, and her daughter America Avila.
Francisca may be remembered for many things. She will be remembered for her love of the outdoors, her love for reading James Patterson novels specifically, her joyful play with her grandchildren and her passion for education.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2015