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1937 Bettie 2023

Bettie Alvarez

January 21, 1937 — February 21, 2023

Our sweet mother Betty L. Alvarez received her glorious wings on Tuesday 21, 2023 at the age of 86, after a 3 year battle with Dementia surrounded my her family. Betty was born in San Angelo TX to Ralph and Rosalee Bermea.

She attended school in San Angelo. Betty was a real tomboy when she was young.Climbing trees was a number one thing in those years. A close family friend Mrs Eva Tucker introduced Betty to a dashing young man, Al Alvarez, from the first meeting it was love at first sight. They married on February 4, 1953. Betty moved around with Al's job. While living in Big Spring she attended school and helped with the school cheering squad. She graduated from Central High School in 1953. When she moved to Lueders she continued to help with the cheering squad for several years. Some of the cheers are still being used today.

Bettie attended The Bridge to learn office skills of different types. After graduation she worked at a law firm. During this time she worked part time at Al Greers Jewelers. In March 1987 she started her career with West Texas Utilities/American Electric Power until she retired in September 2000.

Betty was a smart, caring, loving person. She was always there for her mother, children and grandchildren. She was not a selfish woman and was always there to help in her way no matter how small or large she was there.

She would break out of her shell and when she did it was something - falling off a horse into a pile of hay, riding a jet ski, attending every football game to watch her grandson play in the band, playing softball with the WTU ladies league, attending her grandchildren football, softball games and all events of her great grand daughters.

Preceding Betty Alvarez are her mother, Rosalee Bermea Tafolla; Father, Ralph Bermea; Brother, Richard Bermea; daughter, Michelle Alvarez Davis; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She is survived by two daughters, Ginnie Alvarez of Abilene TX, Denise Alvarez Cameron and husband Will of Virginia Beach VA.; one son, Eddie Alvarez and wife Allyson of Abilene TX.; 17 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren.
Rosary and Visition will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Monday February 27, 2023, at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South, Abilene TX 79606. Funeral Mass will be on February 28, 2023 at 11 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5410 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene TX. 79607. Interment will follow Mass at Elmwood Memorial Park , 5750 Hwy 277 South, Abilene TX. 79606

Lieu of flowers or food donations can be made to the Hendrick Hospice Care at 1651 Hickory St. Abilene TX. 79601.
Pall bearers will be grandsons Jeremy Alvarez, Justin Davis, Nick Davis, Tim Alvarez, Michael, Alvarez, Matthew Alvarez.
The family would like to say a heart felt 'Thank You' to Dr Daniel Vaughn and Dr Allen Schultz and to Hendrick Hospice Care for the tender, care you gave to our mom at Hospice. This journey is hard but with the nurses support it made this journey easier for her children.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, February 27, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

5410 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606

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