Samuel Joseph Avila, 82, of Aguilar, entered eternal life Jan. 14, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his parents Alfonso Avila and Mary Valdez Avila, Madelyn and Madeline Avila, brothers, Fred and William Avila, and two infant children, James and Sharon Avila.

Survivors are wife of 59 years, Rose Avila, children, Leeanna Avila, Margaret, (Juan) Martinez, Irma (Jesse) Radspinner, Sam (Rhonda) Avila, Lorraine (Leon) Simmons, 19 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

At Sam's request, cremation and services will be held privately at a later date.

Arrangements made under the Comi Funeral Home.