Jose P. Avalos (Joe), 81, passed away on Aug. 19, 2012 in Blythe.
He was born on April 15, 1931 in Berino, N. M.
Jose brought his family to Blythe in 1962. He was employed with Jr. Norton Company for 31 years and retired in 1998.
Jose is survived by his wife of 60 years, Consuelo C. Avalos; his seven children, Arturo (Carmen) Avalos, Henry Avalos, Susie (Raul) Castillo, Angela Avalos, Carmen (Martin) Rodriguez, Leticia Johnson, and Jessica Soria; his five sisters, Victoria, Francis, Mary, Nereida, and Demetria; his two brothers, Jesse and Pasqual; his 35 grandchildren and 76 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his son, Joe Avalos, Jr.; his daughter, Rosario Martinez; his father, Floretino Avalos; his mother, Felipa Avalos; his brother, Tino Avalos; and his sister, Rosa Apodaca.
Jose will be deeply missed.
Private services were held for immediate family upon Jose's request.