|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1930|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 2004|
Luis was primarily raised by his Aunt Paul and Uncle Luis Loza. It was his Uncle Luis who taught him his carpentry skills. Three months before his school graduation, he was drafted into the Korean War. He proudly served overseas with the U.S.Army. He was honorably discharged in 1952. He returned to Brownsville and started working in his Aunt's tortilleria store and at the same time attended and graduated from Southmost Business College.
On Jan. 15, 1962 he married Consuelo Capetillo and for the next 42 years they made their home in Sunnyside.
Luis was a hard worker and great provider for his family. He worked in the fields and at Johnson's Warehouse for many years. In 1972 he stated a professional career with Washington State Employment Security. He thoroughly enjoyed working with the local community and made many friends. he had no enemies. Due to medical reasons he retired early in 1992.
Luis was a very generous and caring man. He always had a beautiful smile and a great sense of humor. His greatest accomplishment was building the Alvarez homestead from the ground up. He had many artistic talents, including oil painting. He loved to paint mountain landscapes. He gifted most of all his paintings to close friends and family. He was also known for making cartoon-character pinatas. He also had a natural talent for cutting patterns and sewing. He had made many garments for his immediate and extended family.
Luis enjoyed gardening and made beautiful flower beds. He loved to cook and enjoyed treating his family and friends to his special dishes. He also enjoyed black and white movie classics, a variety of music (Vicente Fernandez and Patsy Cline) were two of his favorites, dancing, and socializing and good old-fashion barbeques.
Luis was blessed with many talents and lived a rich and diversified life. He will truly missed by all.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Sunnyside and the Mutualista organization'
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Consuelo Alvarez, his children; Diego (Heather) Alvarez, Yolando (Anastacio) Quintero, Rolando (Rosalinda) Alvarez, Luis E. (Irlanda )Alvarez Jr., and Armando Alvarez and fiancee Debbie Gonzalez; six grandchildren, Amy, Anthony, Alexus, Amber, Logan, and Antonio. He is also survived by siblings Andres Gonzalez, Celedonia Robles, Paula Guerra, Petra Cardenas, Gerarda Gatica, and Rosa Gomez; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Celedonio and Rita Alvarez; Aunt Paula and Uncle Luis Loza; three sisters, Demetria Alvarez, Siria Lemon, and Maria Magdalena Alvarez; and three brothers, Ramon, Candelario, and Manuel Alvarez.
Lower Valley Memorial Gardens
Created by: Merrylee
Record added: Dec 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101902036