Sulema R. Alvarez, age 76, a resident of Kingsville, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 26, 2011. She passed away in Kingsville. Sulema was employed as a cashier with Allen's Stop-N-Shop, Gibsons and Wal-Mart.
She was born on September 12, 1934 in Alice, Texas to Domingo Rubio and Antonia Olivo Rubio. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and two sisters.
Sulema leaves behind to cherish her memories - her loving huband of 58 years, Roman G. Alvarez of Kingsville; four children, Roman Alvarez Jr., Maria Elsa (James) Helms and Jose Luis (Glenda Ramirez) Alvarez, all of Kingsville, and Raul R. (Ida) Alvarez of McAllen, Texas; two sisters, Alicia (Adan) Cavazos of Laredo, Texas and Dalia Rivera of San Diego, Texas; a very special sister-in-law, Ovidia Vallejo of Plainview, Texas; and one brother, Jose Rubio of Alice, Texas; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Sulema is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place after 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2011 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2011 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at St. Martin's Catholic Church with Fr. Jose Naul Ordonez as celebrant.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, STAR Chapter, 7400 Louis Pasteur Drive, Suite 200, San Antonio, Texas 78229-4542.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.