|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1935|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 2012|
Mary Louise Gallo-Alves, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, was called from earth by our Heavenly Father, Jan. 13, 2012, at the age of 77.
Mary was born Jan. 7, 1935 in Richfield, CA to Pete and Mary Gallo. Her family later moved to Orland, where she attended school and graduated from Orland High School.
On August 15, 1954, she married the love of her life, Allen Alves. Together they raised five children: Greg, Gary, Cheryl, Rich and Mike. As a family, they began Alves Farms in Bayliss. What initially began as a dairy has since grown to include rice, pheasants, orchards and various crops.
Mary was a member of St. Monica's parish and Young Ladies Institute, Jacinto Grange, Italian Knight, S.E.S., and a 4-H leader. Her interests included gardening, traveling, and antique shopping. Yet, nothing brought her greater pleasure than spending time with her family. Whether it was a Sunday family dinner, a birthday luncheon with her sister-in-laws, or one of her grandchildren's sporting events, Mary could always be seen enjoying herself with a smile on her face.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Mary Gallo; brother, Jake Gallo, and sister, Betty Pomeroy. She is survived by her husband, Allen; five children: Greg Alves (Janna), Gary Alves, Cheryl Massa (Gene), Rich Alves (Amy), and Mike Alves (Shay), and 17 grandchildren, all of Bayliss; in addition to numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Created by: J
Record added: Jan 17, 2012
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