Ofhelia Navarette Alvarado, a resident of Woodville, was called home to be with our father on Saturday, March 12, 2011. She was born on January 13, 1936 to Chino and Lala Navarette in Carlsbad, New Mexico. She was 75.
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Visitation will be held at Myers Chapel on Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A wake will be held at Myers Chapel on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM. A mass of Christian burial will be at St. Anne's Church on Friday March 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Woodville Cemetery.
She is survived by her three daughters, Nancy Torres of Folsom, Rosie Mendez of Porterville, and Corina Munoz of Woodville; two brothers, Johnny Navarette and Frankie Navarette both from Woodville; five sisters, Hortencia Morales of Woodville, Adama Velasquez of New Mexico, Suzie Olmedo of Porterville, Sally Lomeli of Porterville and Mary Calbrera of Porterville. Ofhelia had seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren she had many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas Alvarado and her son Nick Alvarado of Woodville; daughter, Yolanda Marrero of Porterville; parents, Maria and Chino Navarette of Woodville; five sisters and two brothers.
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name, In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
To sign the family guest book or send condolences, please go to www.myersfuneral.com. Myers Funeral Service & Crematory in Porterville is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Porterville Recorder on Mar. 17, 2011