Mary Alvarez Hooker (1919 - 2014)

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Mary Alvarez Hooker

Mary Alvarez Hooker, 94, of Gonzales, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. She was born March 22, 1919 in Oxnard, where she resided until moving to the family farm in Gonzales in 1973. She was a farm wife and mother.

Mary was a member of the California Farm Bureau, life member of the National Young Farmer Educational Association, honorary member of the Gonzales FFA, and Angela's Angels of Madonna del Sasso Church.

Her husband of 56 years, Fred W. Hooker, Jr.; her parents, Jose and Maria Alvarez; her sister, Julia Alvarez and brother, Joe Alvarez preceded her in death.

She is survived by sons, Fred Hooker, III of Salinas and James Hooker of Bakersfield; daughter, Mary Ann Hooker of Gonzales; granddaughters, Nikki Herring of Monterey, Polly Hughes of Wasco, Jennifer Hooker of Bakersfield and Kathleen Hooker of Salinas; grandsons, Fred Hooker IV of Austin, TX and Patrick Hooker of Monterey; seven great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, CA 93901.

Vigil service will be held Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., at the Struve and Laporte Chapel.

Funeral Mass will take place Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at Madonna del Sasso Church, 320 E. Laurel Dr., Salinas, CA 93901.

Entombment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901.

Memorials donations in Mary's honor may be made to the , Gonzales FFA, Gonzales High School, Drawer G, Gonzales, CA 93926, or the National Young Farmer Educational Association, P. O. Box 20326, Montgomery, AL 36120.

The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Eden Valley Care Center in Soledad and the caregivers of Caring Hand Home Health Services.

Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home.

For more information and to share a memory, visit www.struveandlaporte.com.



Funeral Home
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-0311
Published in The Salinas Californian from Feb. 7 to Feb. 10, 2014
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