Arthur Raymond Avina, age 32, loving husband, father, brother, son, nephew, uncle, cousin, friend, passed away Friday February 8th, 2019, in Ruidoso, NM.
Ray was born in Alamogordo, NM on December 1st, 1986. He lived in Tularosa, NM until his high school graduation in 2005, he then moved to Tucson AZ and eventually to the place he called home, Ruidoso, NM. He married his wife, Esmeralda Sanchez de Avina on February 1st, 2012 in Ruidoso, NM. They have two beautiful daughters, Viviana Esmeralda & Sophia Azul and one son August Grayson.
He worked as a Table Games Dealer at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, but his true passion was digital imaging and design. He was working toward starting his first business, Four Rivers T-Shirt Company. He loved to spend time with his family and prided himself on his ability to cook a rack of ribs.
He is survived by his wife: Esmeralda, his three children: Viviana, Sophia and August; his mother: Dolores Teresa Avina; his father: Sydney Stephens, four siblings, 11 nieces and nephews, one great nephew and an immeasurable amount of friends, family and love.
Ray’s amazing sense of humor and joyous laugh will be missed by everyone. His terms of endearment for those he loved will never be forgotten.
His rosary service will be Friday February 15th, 2019 at 9:30 A.M. with the funeral mass to follow at 10:00 A.M. in St. Eleanor’s Catholic Church, 140 Junction Road. Food to follow at the church Parrish.
Rays children request that guests dress in any shade of blue instead of black.
We send our deepest condolences to Authur’s family. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words fail to capture the joy of having our Heavenly Father return your dear one to you. May you find the comfort in knowing that Aurther is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. John 5:28, 29
The Dorer FamilyCapitan, NM
My sincere condolences to Ray’s family. I pray for God’s comfort for each of you during this difficult time.
I got to spend my entire school years with him which I will cherish forever. He was the kindest, most sweetest soul one could ever know. I will never forget his laugh or the joy he brought to a conversation. He will be dearly missed by the class of 2005.
I am so sad to see you go my friend, but with God’s promise and mercy we will meet again. I love you buddy.
Rachel MarrujoAlbuquerque, NM
May he rest in peace 🌹 God bless Esme and the children. My Heart is so broken 💔 for them.
Holly PesoMescalero, NM
Esmeralda and family--I am sorry for your loss--and pray for all of you for healing. Gary and Laurie Garland 575-404-6897
gary garlandRuidoso, NM
My sincerest condolences! My heart goes out to the family and friends of Ray. Rest peacefully in paradise my dear classmate. Prayers to each and everyone.
Katurah PalmerMescalero, NM