VIVIAN ALVAREZ
1966 - 2021
BORN
1966
DIED
2021

Vivian Alvarez, 54, of San Antonio, TX passed away due to COVID-19 on March 1, 2021. Vivian was a sports lover and an avid softball player throughout her school years. She played Varsity softball for Central Union High School, where she graduated in 1984. She loved spending time with family, cooking out, watching her favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys, and spoiling her nieces and nephews, her "babies" as she called them. To her nieces and nephews, she wasnt just a tia, she was THE Tia. She adored spending her free time with them, they were her pride and joy. Vivian had a beautiful smile, a contagious laugh, and an impeccable sense of humor. She loved to banter with her family and friends, and was always heard making jokes. She loved to make people laugh. She loved animals, and took in lots of rescues throughout her life. She was a person who never met a stranger. Everywhere she went, she made friends. Her outgoing, warm, and jovial personality, along with her humor will be truly missed. Vivan worked at Toyota-Team Texas and was a former employee of Brawley Elementary School District as a bus driver and custodian. Vivian was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Josephine Diaz and paternal grandmother, Anita Rivera. She is survived by her wife, Roxanne Alvarez of San Antonio, TX; parents, Larry and Ramona Alvarez of El Centro; sisters, Monica Enriquez (Richard) of El Centro and Lori Alvarez of El Centro; nieces and nephews, Amber Cooper (Tim), Richard Enriquez (Leslie), Joseph Enriquez (Allison), Andrew Enriquez (Leanna), Anali Enriquez, all of El Centro, CA, Angel Lopez (Erika) of San Diego, CA and Isaac Lopez of Anchorage, AK; great nieces and nephews; Ava and Gianna Cooper of El Centro, CA Michael and Santino Enriquez of El Centro, CA Lucidity Lopez of San Diego, CA. Rosary will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 8 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church 153 E. Brighton Ave. El Centro, CA. Service will follow at 8:30 a.m and will be officiated by Father Mark Edney. Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.
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Published by Imperial Valley Press Online from May 13 to May 14, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
14
Rosary
8:00a.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
153 E. Brighton Ave., El Centro, California 92243
May
14
Service
8:30a.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
153 E. Brighton Ave., El Centro, California 92243
May
14
Burial
Riverview Cemetery
, Brawley, California 92243
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My sincere condolences to the Alvarez family. I graduated with Vivian at CUHS. We had a few classes together. I had fond memories of Vivian. She always was able to make us all laugh with her hilarious jokes and brightened my day with her beautiful smile. You will be missed Vivian. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend.
Dora Kelley (Larson)
Friend
May 14, 2021
I’m very sorry to read about Vivian’s passing. My sister’s and I played softball with her in El Centro. We were trying to remember if she was a Screaming Yellow Zonker or a Dodgerette? Good times back then. I cherish those memories. My condolences to your family.
Elizabeth Ferguson Whitsett
Friend
May 14, 2021
I meant Viv in High Pass Camp, and in our school days, she always had a smile that would brighten up a day, room our where she was at , I was Mama to my nickname, I will always remember you RIP Vivian love your El Centro from Mama.
Marolyn Ellison (Mama)
Friend
May 14, 2021
Sorry to hear of the passing of one of my former Spartan Softball Players. Prayer and condolences sent to her family.
Emma Jones
Teacher
May 13, 2021
I played softball with Vivian when we were younger. Then went to high school together. She was a very athletic and full of life person. A great friend and will be missed greatly.
Tracy Wilson
Friend
May 13, 2021