Lori Olvera Aviles

October 07, 2022

Lori Olvera Aviles, 47, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2022, in McGregor, Texas. Visitation service was from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at First Spanish Assembly of God in Waco. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at The Exchange Event Center in McGregor

Lori was born August 10, 1975, to Miguel H. and Maria M. Olvera in Apaseo El Grande, Guanajuato, Mexico. She immigrated with her parents to Waco, Texas, as an infant and became a proud citizen in the 90’s. She graduated from University High School and received her degree from TSTC.

Lori married the love of her life, Mike Aviles, on September 14, 1996. She was a longtime resident of McGregor and was happily married for 24 years. Together they had three beautiful children: Natalie, 20; Ezra, 17; and Zion, 16.

She was employed at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest where she worked for many years as a Respiratory Therapist assistant. She was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church and served as co-pastor and leader of the women’s group she was proud to be a part of. She also served as the finance director for the church and oversaw the entire church departments. Lori was an example of the Biblical Virtuous Woman. She cared for and stood by her husband as he fought cancer until his last breath on October 4, 2020. Her determination and strength came from the love she had for Jesus, her children and family.

Lori was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Aviles; daughter, Natalie Aviles; grandparents, Maria H. de Olvera, Benigno Servin and Maria Garcia de Servin; uncles, Leon Olvera, Cirilo Servin, Isidro Servin and aunt Gloria Servin.

Survivors include her two sons: Ezra Aviles and Zion Aviles, both of McGregor; parents, Miguel H. Olvera and Maria M. Olvera; siblings, Rosa Olvera, Olivia Perez and husband, Zee, Leon Olvera, Laura Olvera, 20 nieces and nephews and four great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers included Leon Olvera, Zee Perez, Armando Olvera, Chuy Olvera, Louis Olvera and Pedro Gonzalez.