‘HOOSIERS WE’VE LOST’: Homemaker loved taking care of her kids


Editor’s note: This is one of a continuing online series of profiles of the more than 12,000 Hoosiers who have died from COVID-19. The stories are from 12 Indiana newspapers, including The Republic, who collaborated to create the collection to highlight the tremendous loss that the pandemic has created. The series appears daily at therepublic.com.

Name: Marivel Mora

Town: Evansville

Age: 35

Died: Aug. 31

When Marivel Mora died on Aug. 31 she was just 35 and was at that time the youngest Vanderburgh County resident to die of COVID-19.

But that’s not what her family remembers about her. They described her in her obituary as a homemaker who loved caring for her four children. She is survived by her husband David Avila, and her children, Brandon Avila, Briana Avila, Alexander Avila and Adam Avila.

“Rest in paradise sis I love u and will always miss u!” one of Mora’s five brothers posted on Facebook.

“I learned a lot while she was in my presence she always said (quit worrying about everybody else worried about you don’t never Force someone in your life that don’t want to be there enjoy life while you have it) and I’m going to keep doing what you told me always be a sister that will never change!!!!!!!” stated a post on another brother’s page.

— From the Evansville Courier Press