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Laurencio Avalos
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 • Posted April 13, 2011

Laurencio Avalos, of Mason, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, at the age of 91. Mr. Avalos is survived by his sister Simona Valdez, of Mason, a son Laurencio Valdez Jr. of Ohio, a daughter Josephine Gomez of Amarillo, step-daughter Carolina Morquecho and husband Mike of Mason, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews and his long-time care giver and friend Jerry Wright. He was preceded in death by four brothers Manuel, Jesus, David and Pedro.Laurencio was born on September 5, 1919, in Langtry, Texas, to Tomas and Petra Avalos. He moved to Mason with his parents as a young child. Laurencio served his country in the Army during World War II. After the war, he returned to Mason and worked as a sheep shearer. In his spare time he enjoyed reading.Funeral services with military honors were held graveside at the Crosby Cemetery on Thursday, April 7 with Rev. Chad Barnett and Wade Powell officiating.Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.ger/apr 13 obit-laurencio avalos

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