Memorial Funeral Chapel

1515 South College Ave, Bryan, TX


Santa Garza Alvarado

November 18, 1936February 9, 2020

Santa (Garza) Alvarado, 83, of Bryan passed away peacefully Sunday, February 9 at CHI St. Joseph Regional.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, February 13 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 pm with a 7:00 pm rosary Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.

Santa was born November 18, 1936 in Bryan the daughter of Steve and Bessie (Gonzalez) Garza. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Santa is preceded in death by her parents; husband Joe “Papa Joe” Alvarado; sons, Joe Jr., Carlos Sr. and Steve Alvarado; daughter, Sylvia Escamilla; grandson, Carlos Alvarado Jr.; and brothers, Dennis and Steve Garza.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Rigoberto Sandoval; sons and daughter-in-law, David Alvarado, Richard and Brenda Alvarado; grandchildren, Jennifer Ramirez, Rose Arevalo, Sonya Urritia, Nicole Romo, Roxann Mendez, Richard Alvarado Jr., David Alvarado Jr., Nicolas Alvarado, Andrea Castillo, Christopher Alvarado, Angelica Seneff, Christina Mandujano, Melanie Alvarado, Janie Marie Alvarado and Steve Alvarado Jr.; twenty-six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.


  • VISITATION Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • ROSARY SERVICE Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, February 13, 2020


Santa Garza Alvarado

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Theresa Meighan

February 12, 2020

I didn't know her but, I know she had to be a BEAUTIFUL LADY because, she raised a awesome son David. My heart goes out to you & your family. Just know you all are in my thoughts & prayers.
Aunt Theresa