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March 3, 2010 > Virginia Alvarez

Virginia Alvarez

December 31, 1919 - February 20, 2010

Loving wife of Jess Alvarez, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband who passed away on February 8, 1972. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws, Ann Riojas (Julian), Laverne Morris, Dolores Schultz (David); Grandchildren: Joye Riojas, Gaye Riojas, Tim Riojas (Theresa), Kristian Johnson (Mike), Audra Logue, and Monday Morris; Great-grandchildren: Jessica Logue, Brian Long, Meagan Johnson, Michelle Johnson, Rachel Johnson, Sabbath Riojas, Raven Riojas and Tyler Long.

Virginia was born in Decoto, California to Thomas and Josefine Vegas. She married Jess Alvarez on January 14, 1939 in the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Niles. Virginia worked in canneries and retail for FW Woolworth. In 1964 they moved to Reno, Nevada and ran their business, the Townsite Motel, for many years. When Jess passed on, Virginia returned to Union City (Decoto) and lived there the rest of her life.

She looked forward to family celebrations and was happiest when family and friends came to visit. Virginia enjoyed gardening, especially her roses. Later in life she like playing board games, puzzles and reading.

At Virginia's request there will be no services. A family gathering will be held to celebrate her life.

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