YNACIO (JOE) M. ALVAREZ
passed away on July 31, 2013 surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 31, 1928. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a Santa Fe icon for 46 years being the owner of Rachel's Corner selling his fruit and ristras. He was a loving father, husband, grandpa and friend. He will truly be missed by many.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Jose & Simona Alvarez, brother Mariano, sister Pauline, mother and father in-law Dolores and Aurelio Espinosa.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Rachel. His children Joe, Arthur (Rachel), Roberta (Leonard), Carmen and Patsy (Michael). His is also survived by his brother Arthur (Jeanne) and sisters Lidia Cordova and Lucy Angeles (Raul), in-laws Frank & Sonia Gabaldon, Martin & Linda Espinosa and Louie & Stephanie Espinosa, a special niece, Josie Lopez (Albert) and special family member, Archie Cordova, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held at McGee Memorial Chapel on Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 5 to 7 pm where a rosary will be recited at the Chapel at 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 9:00am at The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe with burial to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jose, Daniel, Andrew Cordova, Brandon Baldonado, Gabriel Garduno, Arturo Alvarez. Honorary pallbearers are Nakita Jenks, Trish Rocco, Justin and Mark Alvarez, Bianca and Jovie Alvarez, Michael Baldonado, Archie Cordova, and Leonard Garduno.