CARRERA, Gavina Alvarado, passed away on January 22, 2014, in Gainesville, Florida. She is survived by her husband Frank Carrera III, MD, her children Elizabeth and Frank, her sister Olema, and five grandchildren. Gavina was born in Tampa, Florida on February 1, 1930 to Julio and Ramona Alvarado. She graduated from Hillsborough High School in Tampa, and was a graduate of Florida State University. She spent most of her years living in Gainesville, Florida, where her husband, Frank worked as a physician and professor at the University of Florida. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be remembered with great love and affection by her surviving family and friends. There will be a memorial service for Gavina at 3:00pm Saturday, January 25, 2014 at The Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, FL 32617. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given in her memory to the
at www.alz.org, or call 1-800-272-3900.
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Published in TBO.com on Jan. 24, 2014