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Richard Mesa Avalos

November 19, 1954 — November 9, 2012

Richard Mesa Avalos

Richard M. Avalos of Commerce TX., returned home to his heavenly Father, on Friday , November 9, 2012.

Richard was born on November 19, 1954, to Adolfo "Rudy" Avalos and Eva Mesa Avalos, in Las Cruces, NM; he graduated from Las Cruces High School and attended New Mexico State University.
His lifetime of employment included working for Las Cruces City Parks, IBP-Amarillo, TX, New Mexico State University and Texas A&M University-Commerce. He was consistently recognized for his standard of excellence, attention to details, and willingness to lead and assist wherever he was needed. He will be remembered for his creative artistry with rubber-stamping and numerous creations he gifted to family, friends and acquaintances. He was an avid collector of music and movies and was passionate about pet care and rescue.

Richard will be remembered as a treasured son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Guthrie of Commerce, TX; his mom, Eva Avalos of Las Cruces, NM; his sons: Adam Avalos (Laura) of Allen, TX, Dwain Avalos (Amy) of Castleberry, FL and James Avalos of Seattle, WA. He is also survived by his brothers: Adolfo Avalos, Jr. (Tedde) of Conroe, TX; and, Edward Avalos of Washington, D.C.; his sister, Terri Singh (Jerry) of Las Cruces, NM; his grandchildren, his nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his dad, Adolfo "Rudy" Avalos of Las Cruces, NM.

Richard will live on in the memories of other family members and numerous friends. The Rosary will be recited on Friday, November 16, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 17, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. All services will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral, Las Cruces, NM. The Rite of Committal will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery Las Cruces, NM..

At his familys' request, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of choice.

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