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Marie Magdale Alvarez

By Staff, 10/15/20 4:31 PM

Marie Magdalene (Hernandez) Alvarez, July 22, 1935-October 10, 2020.

Marie M. Alvarez, 85, of Hope, AR, passed away at home on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

She was in born Gary, Indiana, moved to Hope in 1979. Preceded in death by her parents; Jose Hernandez and Juana Martinez, her beloved brother; Rudolph, her sisters; Consuelo Zaragoza and Reynalda Ruiz, five other siblings and her son Edilberto Martinez Jr.

She was a devout Jehovah’s Witness, being baptized in 1979. She was a very loving Mother, Tia (Aunt), Grandmother, and great-grandmother, Boss and mother-in-law.

She retired from The Migrant Center in  2016.

She is survived by her five children, Rachel (Raymond) Shuster of Hope, AR, Rudolph Rodriguez of Crown Point, IN, Reneldo Rodriguez of Pahala, HI, Julian (Constance) Alvarez of Hope, Juanita (Brad} Crayne of Texarkana, TX, and a very special nephew and niece, Mario Blanco of Hobart, IN and Rosalinda Ramirez of Grand Rapids, MI and a special son Phillip(Kelly) Russell of Hope, AR Her grandchildren, Steven Shuster, Alex and Gena Rodriguez, Ronin Alvarez, Ryker Matteo Alvarez, Laith (Raegan) Zimmer, Emily and Zoey Zimmer and Ayson Ellis, and three step-grandchildren.

Her great-grandchildren, Haley and Damon Rodriguez, Natalie Shuster, Madison Zimmer and two up coming twin boys. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.