Gustavo Orlando Avila

LEOTI - Gustavo Orlando Avila, age 93, died February 15, 2020 at Wichita County Health Center Long Term Care in Leoti. Gustavo was born July 17, 1926 in Chihuahua, MX, the son of Nerio & Genoveva Cazo-Avila. A Leoti resident since 1960 moving from Horace, KS, he was retired from the former Missouri Pacific Railroad, now Union Pacific Railroad with over 40 years of service.


On June 20, 1952 he married Maria J. Gomez at Ordway, CO. She died on September 1, 1986 in Leoti. In 1987 he married Rebecca Garcia in Leoti.


Gustavo’s surviving family includes his wife, Rebecca Avila of Leoti; six stepchildren, Santiago Garcia, Jr. of Leoti, Samuel Garcia of Hays, KS, Jose Ruben Garcia of LaJunta, CO, Rose Marie Garcia of Garden City, Genoveva Garcia of Garden City, and Julianna Santos of Leoti; a sister, Antonia Hernandez of Taos, NM; and twelve grandchildren.


Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. February 19, 2020 at Leoti Cemetery in Leoti. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m.until noon Wednesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti. Memorials may be given to the Gustavo Avila Memorial Fund and mailed to the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at priceandsons.com