Betty S. Avila February 7, 1958 - June 20, 2008
by Lydia Guerrero
Full of Grace
Betty, my mom, was a God given gift to our family. She had a character that was full of humor, yet can handle any situation with grace. Her illness never stopped her from doing what she wanted to do. She was very dependent, and very dependable.
She use to always say, "On the outside I look GOOD, on the inside I'm all screwed up." True as it was, she didn't make everyone aware of it.
She made us aware of her presence, aware that she cared, aware the she had all the answers (lol). And if she didn't have all the answers, she had advice. She was loyal to her husband, and an example for her daughters on how to be a wife, and for her son on what to look for in a wife. Her kids were always priority in her life, until the end.
Anyone who remembers her knows her long lived interest, music! My goodness did she love music. She would sing and make up her own lyrics. She even had shopping dates with Linda to buy the latest oldie c.d. that god forbid they didn't have yet.
It will soon be a year since we have had her in our presence. I would give anything to hear her voice and feel her hug....but until we see her again.....we will hold on to our memories.