Gabriel Navar Avitia
A Rosary Mass was held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at Brune Chapel for 42-year Ridgecrest resident Gabriel Navar Avita. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 19, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Bishop. Father John Gracey will officiate. Burial will be at the East Line Street Cemetery.
Born Sept. 12, 1935 in San Jose De La Boca, Mexico, Gabriel died Feb. 15, 2011 at his home in Ridgecrest. He was 75.
Gabe was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Avita; father, Abel Avita; mother, Maria Navar; sister, Maria Avitia; and brothers, Miguel Avitia, Clemente Avitia and Adulfo Avita.
Gabriel is survived by his sons, Jon Gabriel Avita of Inyokern and Lee Antonio Avita of Inyokern; daughter, Cindi L. Straud; grandsons, Matthew L. Avita and Robert A. Stroud; and many nephews and nieces.