ODESSA Laura Elaine Farias Alvarado, 40, of Odessa, went home to be with her Heavenly Father Sunday, November 11, 2012, at Covenant Medical Center Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. She was born November 3, 1972, in Odessa, Texas, to Ricardo Rene Farias and Sylvia Rosalia Rodriguez. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Mary Alice Rodriguez, and paternal grandparents, Federico and Lucinda Farias. Laura is survived by husband, Alfonso Alvarado, of Midland, son, Noe Mendoza, Jr. of Weslaco, TX, and.daughters, MaryJane Delgado & husband Manuel of Donna ,TX, and Sylanie Alvarado of Midland, mother, Sylvia R. Farias of Odessa, and father, Ricardo R. Farias of East Moline, IL, sisters, Melanie Ceballos & husband Anthony, Symela Haun, and Rochel Zuniga & husband Jordan, all of Odessa, 3 grandchildren, Marques Luna, Donovan Delgado & Jaynae Delgado, all of Donna, TX, and maternal grandfather, Bonifacio "Barney" Rodriguez of Odessa.
Funeral Services are set for 2:00pm Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel with family members officiating. Interment to follow at Ector County Cemetery Peaceful Gardens Section.
Pallbearers will be Juan and Emilio Garcia, Marc and Adrian Renteria, Gabriel Valencia, and Jordan Zuniga .
Laura had a Servants heart, and very often went out of her way to help others. Her motto for life, especially if she or her friends were feeling down, was "Be happy in your sadness!"
Services by Odessa Funeral Home.