Oscar Sevilla II (1981-2014) Oscar Sevilla II, 33, passed away of natural causes on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Oscar came into being the 9th day of February in 1981 on a sunny winter day in Yuma, AZ. He lived his entire childhood and part of his young adult life in a house tucked away amongst the green fields surrounding Yuma. His childhood was simple, surrounded by love with his mother, father, younger brother, many cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Oscar was a mischievous troublemaker, a cunning lettuce war fighter, a loyal friend to all, and loved deeply even as a child. He also loved studying (kind of). He graduated from Yuma...
Oscar Sevilla II (1981-2014)
Oscar Sevilla II, 33, passed away of natural causes on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Oscar came into being the 9th day of February in 1981 on a sunny winter day in Yuma, AZ. He lived his entire childhood and part of his young adult life in a house tucked away amongst the green fields surrounding Yuma. His childhood was simple, surrounded by love with his mother, father, younger brother, many cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Oscar was a mischievous troublemaker, a cunning lettuce war fighter, a loyal friend to all, and loved deeply even as a child. He also loved studying (kind of). He graduated from Yuma High School in 1999. He started his post high school education at Arizona Western College earning an Associate of Arts degree in May of 2001. Oscar then decided to make healthcare his life's work by completing a Bachelor of Science degree at Grand Canyon University in December of 2003 and then becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Arizona School of Health Sciences in August of 2007. He loved fishing, off-roading, quadding, exercising, playing video games, and was an avid spectator of football, baseball and basketball.
Many will remember Oscar as a man of many roles. He was a dutiful son, a caring brother, a confidant, a drinking buddy, a hard-worker, an adventure seeker, a fearless lover of life. He touched the hearts of everyone he encountered both in his personal and professional life. Oscar led by example. He changed people by simply being around them. He leaves a great emptiness in the wake of his passing. Oscar is survived by his father, Oscar P. Sevilla; mother, Cruz L. Sevilla; fiancée, Cynthia Ramirez; and brother, Leonardo L. Sevilla.
While he was physically present with us, he filled our lives with joy and laughter and he will continue to watch over us, laughing and crying with us up in heaven.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Johnson Mortuary, 1415 S. 1st Avenue, Yuma. A Church Service will be held in his honor at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 1815 S. 8th Avenue, Yuma, officiated by Father Gustavo Benitez.
Pallbearers: Ivan Vega, Alex Pereda, Ivan Velazquez, Sergio Legy, Jonathan Ramirez, Leonardo L. Sevilla. Honorary Pallbearers: Travis J. Sayer, Rajavarman Rajendran, Auntre D. Hamp.
"Seeing is believing." For many, those words simply represent a motto. But for Oscar Sevilla II, it summarized in every way who he was. He was modest, quiet and observant, taking in everything around him and always thinking before acting. He was a realist, someone who was efficient and practical in everything he did. He was a friendly person who truly cared about those around him.
Oscar was born on February 9, 1981 at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Arizona. He was the son of Oscar P. and Cruz L. Sevilla. Raised in Yuma, Arizona, he was brought up to be tolerant and trustworthy. As a child, he learned to be conscientious, responsible and punctual. These were all traits that he would carry with him throughout his life.
As a young boy, Oscar was always aware of how others around him felt and this quality served him well. With a deep capacity to tolerate the feelings of others, Oscar was generally able to avoid conflicts. It seemed as if Oscar was the family member who was always working to keep stress at bay. Preferring a quiet environment where he could concentrate, Oscar also had the ability to relate well with his family and friends. Oscar was raised with one sibling. He had his younger brother, Leonardo. Oscar was constantly involved in activities with his family. Oscar and his Leonardo had the typical rivalries while growing up but they deeply cared for each other and shared many life experiences over the years.
Growing up, Oscar was one of those children who didn't need to be in the center of a whirlwind of activity. He was content to entertain himself. Oscar was never pushy when it came to games and other activities, but rather, he was able to enjoy the pure fun these could bring. In just about everything he did as a child, Oscar was intent on pleasing both the adults and the other children around him. Oscar took part in a number of activities as a child. He took part in soccer and basketball. He was a Guadalupano at Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. In his spare time he liked to play basketball and hang out with friends.
Oscar enjoyed learning. He always had a great memory and was particularly skilled at retaining factual information. Oscar was generally quiet in class, learning best through observation. He often showed great concentration and was competent at completing the tasks at hand. Good with details, Oscar was painstaking and accurate in his efforts. All of these talents culminated in a successful high school career. He graduated from Yuma High School in 1999. Oscar enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. His favorite class in high school was gym class. The teacher he enjoyed learning from the most was Mr. Cazares.
Oscar had a good disposition for the challenges of college. He always enjoyed reading, so all of those lengthy required reading assignments seemed to be less of a burden for him. In fact, Oscar seemed to absorb and remember everything he read. Not all things came easily to Oscar, however, and he found success by being a diligent and accurate person who would dig into a project and work through until it reached its completion. He was very thorough and labored long and hard in order to reach his goals. He earned his Bachelor of Science in biology. He also pursued graduate school, earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy. His favorite course was Anatomy.
Most folks would say that Oscar was shy until they got to know him. Those who were privileged to know him well learned that he was a solid, good friend. Oscar was reluctant to generalize about people, and he based his friendships on his personal experiences. Because of this, Oscar best trusted those people that he truly knew. He was concerned about how those around him felt, and he always seemed to uncover the positive side of people. He could relate to others and had the ability to see their point of view, to "walk a mile in their shoes," as the saying goes. The friends that he made, Oscar kept. Later in life, he became friends with Sergio Legy and Ivan Vega.
Love can't be defined but must be experienced. That was so true for Oscar. He was totally committed to his Fiancée Cynthia Ramirez. It was as if Oscar naturally sensed Cynthia's needs, and accepted those feelings unconditionally.
If you gave Oscar a deadline, he would meet it. At work, Oscar was always on task. Without hesitation, Oscar could adhere to any assignment and see it through to its completion. His primary occupation was a Physical Therapist. He was employed for Life Care Center of Yuma. During that time, Oscar excelled in working with small groups in order to complete assignments. He was able to quickly grasp concrete ideas and could organize and plan the best way to accomplish things with remarkable consistency. Oscar was good at staying on track and was considerate in listening to what others had to say. In this way, Oscar had a true gift for being able to come up with practical resolutions to difficult problems. He was often the team member who managed to put forth a win/win solution for all parties.
Oscar liked to experience things first hand, in addition to simply learning about them. This quality influenced Oscar's choice of leisure time activities. A methodical and patient worker, Oscar preferred to set aside uninterrupted time to work on his hobbies. His favorite pursuits were exercising, video games, watching sports, fantasy football, quadding and fishing. Oscar was content to sit quietly alone, enjoying his hobbies all by himself and could often be found just reading about his favorite pastimes.
While thorough and measured in his approach to things, Oscar often liked to physically do things rather than just think about them. He was like that with sports. Recreational sports that Oscar enjoyed included running and basketball. He was something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite teams whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were football, basketball and baseball.
An individual who respected and maintained traditional values, his faith was important to Oscar. His compassion, consideration and sympathy toward others was evident in his personal beliefs. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Anyone who traveled or went on vacation with Oscar had smooth sailing. It was often taken for granted that he was the trip planner. He would start early and examine all of the possibilities, selecting the best and most effective options. Favorite vacations included Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Santa Clara, Sea World, Canyon Lake and Senator's Wash.
Oscar was as loyal to his pets as they were to him. He had 3 dogs, Rascal, Bambi and Lulu.
Oscar passed away on April 19, 2014 at Yuma, Arizona. He is survived by his father, Oscar P. Sevilla; mother, Cruz L. Sevilla; fiancée, Cynthia Ramirez; and brother, Leonardo L. Sevilla. The visitation was held at Johnson Mortuary on April 24, 2014. The Funeral Mass followed on Friday, April 25, 2014 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
It is said that some people can't see the forest for the trees. Oscar was able to focus on each individual tree, tending to its needs, thus making the forest stronger as a whole. Oscar was a trustworthy, pragmatic and sympathetic person, the kind of man to whom everyone was drawn. He was thorough and practical. Oscar Sevilla was very literal with his words. You always knew where you stood with Oscar. He will be missed.