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Edith Alvarez Merla, passed away during a moment of peace on March 25, 2012 surrounded by all her children and beloved husband, Carlos. Edith was born in San Antonio, Texas to Leonidez and Maria Alvarez. She was raised in San Antonio, and graduated from St. Joseph Academy. Later, while raising her 5 children, Edith pursued her educational journey and graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her passion and drive for education led her to then complete her Masters of Arts in "Bicultural-Bilingual Studies." She was a dedicated teacher and community leader. She influenced many through her devotion to her family and her faith. She took pride in all of the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren and served with a servant's heart in many organizations at St. John the Evangelist Church including participation in the choir, the Altar Society, and the A.C.T.S. Community. She is survived by Carlos R. Merla, her husband of 60 years, and their children: Edward and Rosa, Daniel, IoneGrace and Jesse, Carlos and Laura, and Edie. She is also survived by her three brothers, two sisters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her nieces and nephews who will miss her dearly. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Porter Loring on McCullough.

ROSARY
THURSDAY
MARCH 29, 2012
7:00 PM
PORTER LORING CHAPEL

PROCESSION
FRIDAY
MARCH 30, 2012
9:30 A.M.
FROM PORTER LORING CHAPEL

MASS
10:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist CATHOLIC CHURCH
4603 St. John's Way

Interment in San Fernando Cemetery II, 746 Castroville Road.
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The guestbook at
www.porterloring.com
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Published in Express-News on Mar. 28, 2012
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