A Memorial Service will be held on, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 11 a.m. at the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery for Avis A. Onyett, of Gridley, California. Avis passed away on December 25, 2012, in Marysville, California.
She was born June 23, 1945, in Fairland, Oklahoma to Lawrence E. and Avanell Mathis.
Avis was a long time resident of Gridley, having worked as a Dental Assistant and hairdresser for many years. She volunteered for the American Cancer Society. She loved people and always helped where needed. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and crafts. Her greatest joy was her family. Avis was also a member of the Beta Sigma Pi.
Avis was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Dick Onyett.
She is survived by two sons: Brandon Onyett, of Sutter, California, Andrew (Lori) Onyett, of Fair Oaks, California; one sister, Patti Strang, of Oklahoma; and grandchildren: Jordan, Connor, Colton, Brooke, and Maddison.
Pastor Rick Cunningham will officiate the Memorial Service.
Family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society or Stanford Liver Transplant program.
Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.