Bryant Ray Avila, 28, affectionately know as 'Smiley', passed away, May 26, 2004. Survived by his wife, Tracy Avila and son, Alexander David Avila, both of the family home; mother, Delores Louise Avila, of Las Animas, CO; brother, David Avila of Limon, CO; sisters, Amy Avila, Felicia Avila, both of Pueblo and Amelia Avila, of Las Animas, CO. Also survived by nephew, Brandon Avila; nieces, Alyssa and Jasmine Avila; as well as numerous family & friends. Bryant was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marcos and Carmen Avila; aunts, Consuelo Elliott and Rebecca Hawkins. Bryant was born on Sept. 25, 1975, in Las Animas, Colorado. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2004, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Father Ron Roche officiating. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. To the family of my best friend, Bryant and I always had lots of fun and lots of laughs.I will never meet anyone in the world like him. Dee,Amy,David,Felicia,Emilia,Alexander,& Tracy I will always be thinking of you as my second family and I will always have Bryant in my heart. Bless you and my prayers are with you all.

  2. To the family during this hard time I send my prayers. Bryant was a great friend and the times we spent together were great. From the crazy times in high school to the long talks after our kids were born. He will be deeplly missed and forever loved. I am very proud to say I had a friend like Bryant and I wish the best for the family he has left behind.

  3. On behalf of our family we extend our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your son. Our duaghter Rachel Villarreal and our son Manuel ‘Sonny’ Marquez were his friends.

    Sincerely,

    Robert and Dolores Villarreal

  4. Dee, please accept my deepest and heartfelt sympathy at the death of your wonderful son. Bryant always had a smile no matter how much pain he was in. I feel like I have a guardian angel now in heaven. May God bless you and give you peace and strength during your time of sorrow. I know that Bryant loved you and his son Alexander more than any thing else in the world.

    Sincerely,

    Rick Garza

  5. My prayers are with your family, especially Alexander. I was his teacher this year. I pray that he is strong through all of this. I am saddened because school is out and I won’t be able to see him again. I was very lucky to have gotten to know him. I will truly miss him– he is a very good boy. I hope that he keeps in touch with me. God bless you, Alex.

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