California, passed away May 20, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 26, 1942 in Steubenville, Ohio and was a graduate of Upland High School class of 1960 and was a resident of Alta Loma and Upland for the past 62 years. She worked as a secretary for Potlatch Paper Co. in Pomona and for 20 years for the Alta Loma Unified School District where she retired in June of 2002. Marcia is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Anthony "Tony" Alvarez of Alta Loma; her daughter Dani (Shane) Hiltzman and her son Michael (Melisa) Alvarez both of Alta Loma; step grandchild Kaleb Middleton of Alta Loma; brothers, Michael Gates of Upland and Jim (Joan) Gates of Ontario; her nieces Kristi Schuk of Upland, Mindi Amrhein of Upland, Toogie Orozco of Riverside and nephew Taylor Gates of Ontario. Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at the Alvarez residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marcia's memory to The Silver Star Lining Foundation. Envelopes will be provided at the ceremony. Stone Funeral Home, Upland is assisting the family.