TEASDALE — Avis Coleman Diaz, 73, Teasdale, joined her loved ones in heaven on Dec. 14, 2022, surrounded by her family and loved ones in Gunnison. She was born July 22, 1949, in Panguitch, to Lafay Wilford and Fern Johnson Coleman.
She met her first husband Bryant Achter, they had a son who was unfortunately asked back to Heaven at Birth. She later met her second husband Melvin Potter, which blessed her with two children with him, her son, Lemual P o t t e r, and daughter, Fern Potter. A few years later she met Elias Diaz, and had her youngest daughter, Amanda Diaz.
Avis was an amazingly kind, loving, and accepting human. She prided herself of the wonderful family that she built here in our county. She was a creative, insightful, and unique beyond belief. Always inviting with a comforting hug to gentle words of understanding knowledge. She lived an adventurous life in her youth from California to every end of this beautiful state, that she cherished in her soul, Utah.
She was everybody’s mother and everybody’s grandma. Her door was always open, and she was always there with a bit of advice if not just to listen. Her home was so full of love, and acceptance, and unique collections it was hard to not get lost in your visits with her.
She was a magnificent mother and an extraordinary grandma. She had three amazing children, that soon extended her legacy with 9 grandkids, and 12 greatgrandkids, with one on the way!
She is survived by her children, Lemual and Katherine Potter, Las Vegas, Nevada; Fern and Joe Van Dyke, Lyman; and Amanda and Aaron Flores, Teasdale; grandchildren, Robin and Jimmy Rosado, Sam Potter, Christina and Austin Davis, Cameo and Marcus Manzanares, Lacie and Luis Moreno, Shyanne Van Dyke, Kreo Flores, Kyler Flores and Kirran Flores; and great-grandchildren, Hayden, Axille, Saxxon, Lincoln, Eleanor and Atticus Davis; Harvey, Kendal and Miles Manzanares, Maddix, Mai and Ali Moreno, and Baby Rosado on the way.
Avis was preceded in death by her mother, Fern Johnson; and her father, Lafay Coleman; and her son, Rocky Achter; as well as all three of the fathers to her children.
“There is no death just a change of worlds”. C. S. Our mother was a simple woman and spiritually grounded in her heart. We will not be having a service until this summer on her birthday in July. We will have a wake and a gathering of friends and family, where we will scatter her ashes in those places, she cherished the most. We will keep people updated and informed on the dates and we welcome everyone to come and show their love, support and memories of this amazing and wonderful woman.
Online guestbook at springerturner.com.