Motherly to many, Dolores (Lolis) Alvarez, passed in the early morning on March 16, 2015, after a short battle with cancer. She was 51 years old.
Lolis was born in Mexico City on December 19, 1963. She came to the United States as a teenager, beautiful, hardworking and ready to make a better life with her siblings. She lived in Santa Cruz County for 38 years.
Lolis leaves: her four sons Emmanuel, Juandiego (Marcela), Luis Enrique (aka Henry) and Jason; her granddaughter Iliana Marie (Ili); her goddaughter Alondra Medina; her godson Nelson Castillo; her mother Teresa Torres; her brothers: Enrique Alvarez, Jesus Alvarez and Victor Alvarez (Azucena); her sisters Maria A. Gutierrez (Luis), Guadalupe Alvarez-Garcia (Enrique) and Esperanza Alvarez (Jesus); and many nieces and nephews who she treated and loved like her own children. She was predeceased by her father Jesus Alvarez and sister Teresa Alvarez.
Lolis always worked hard to provide for her children as a single mother. She worked in hospitality, as a seamstress, production and was a CNA for over 20 years. She was a loving mother and was motherly to her sons' friends as well, encouraging them to call her "mom". Lolis offered her love, home and whatever help she could give to anybody in need.
She was the life of the party, enjoyed dancing and loved all sorts of music. She enjoyed getting her hair done with her best friends Jaime and Pepe, spending hours at Jaime's salon, cracking jokes and simply having a good time with his staff. She enjoyed going to the movies and would take a large group of people with her, making a movie trip a big event.
She couldn't wait to be a grandmother and once she became one she went all out - buying her only granddaughter everything she could get a hold of.
She had many pets who she took care of very well and loved her pets dearly.
Visitation services will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 PM with recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 PM at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, 609 Main St. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 23, 2015 at St. Patricks's Parish, 721 Main Street, Watsonville at 10:00 a.m. with the burial to follow at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park, 127 Hecker Pass Road.