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Alvarado, Jesse Jesus
age 55, long-time Phoenix resident is "GONE WITH THE MITZI" Born to Anastacio and Sofia Alvarado in San Bernardino, CA. Jesse had happy childhood memories in his hometown of Fontana. His daddy took the family camping and enjoyed campfires in Lytle Creek and Long Beach. He also lived in NM, CO, UT. At age 11, Jesse saved one of his sisters from drowning in the Rio Grande. His brothers: Anastacio Jr. and Joe, sisters: Rita, Delphi and Sofie. His second spouse Michelle Graham Alvarado was his "Mitzi" and soul-mate. "Mitzi" passed away in 2009. They have 3 minor daughters: Claudia, Monica and Sophia, step-son, Brandon Quinn. Jesse's biggest regret was being an absent husband and father. His children from his first marriage are: Natasha Alvarado, Jesse R. Alvarado, Toya and Tesa. Jesse's special sister-in-law, Katherine Graham Vargas, brother in law, Louie Vargas of Surprise, AZ. His father-in-law, James Gearheart. He is buried in Avondale near his foster mother, Susie Adamson Escobar. Lifelong friends: Escobar sisters (AZ), Dave Swanson (AZ), Michael R. Wilkinson, Joe Giron and Gene Torres of Utah. Has many friends in Tucson. Jesse worked for Ace Asphalt and also drove truck (CDL) for a living, enjoyed fast cars/car shows. Ran track in Jr. High in Bernalillo, NM. He had flying knowledge of Cessna, 182/Skylane. He was very intelligent, outgoing and generous. Jesse's message to young men: No Short-cuts, Stay in school. Get vocational training. Get honest work. Avoid drugs and over use of alcohol. Raise your kids. Don't let fear interfere. Don't fight with the Law. Keep your paws on the wheel, don't wag and don't bark! Jesse had Diabetes/ESRD. He died 244 days ago. Two weeks after his death, 8 mourning doves gathered at the OK Corral in Tombstone to give his eulogy. Any stories/condolences/inquiries for the family can be sent to sister Delphi Alvarado at: thedelphicfactor@gmail.com.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 23, 2015
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