Josephine Potter Alvarez, also known as "Pepa", entered Heaven's gates on August 13, 2019 at Pueblo Springs Nursing Home in Tucson, Arizona. She was 83 years old.
Josephine was born on January 11, 1936 to Ramon Sr. and Clara Potter Alvarez. Josephine was the second oldest of 14 born, and surviving children. She was a very humble, warm-hearted and hard-working person. She was always diligent in keeping up with her appearance, household, chores and the raising of her children as a single parent. Josephine was very fond of her grandchildren. They were the "apples of her eyes". Thriving to nurture and protect her children and grandchildren was very important to her. She also held a strong bond with her parents, brothers, sisters, extended relatives and friends. Josephine radiated any place she entered with her warm smile, full of dimples, rosy cheeks and glamorous lips.
Josephine is survived by her two children, Raymie Alvarez, Sr. and Rosemary Alvarez-Olivas. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, plus one to be expected soon. Josephine has five surviving siblings: Frances (the late Salvador Lazos, Sr.), Salvador (Sylvia), Rachel (Magdaleno), Gilbert Sr. (Ana) and Laura (the late Angel Lopez, Sr.).
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ramon Sr. and Clara, along with brothers Felipe, Amado, Ramon Jr., and Jose and sisters Evelyn, Veronica, Jean and Herlinda.
A Holy Rosary will be led by Alice Ramirez beginning at 12:00 p.m., followed by a Mass at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019, with Fr. Jude Okonkwo, Pastor officiating at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg, NM. A burial will take place thereafter at Shakespeare Cemetery.
Cremation has taken place at Angel Valley Funeral Home (Tucson, AZ). Arrangements are in the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, Deming, NM.
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