Soledad "Chole" Alvidrez Galvan died peacefully on Friday, August 21, 2020 at the age of 102. She has left us to live for eternity with our Heavenly Father where she will be happy forever. She was a beautiful Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin and Friend. She has left us all with a broken heart.
A beloved life-long resident of Sunset Heights, she was born in El Paso, TX on February 22, 1918. After graduating from Bowie High School, where she majored in Chemistry. She was accepted into the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and was sent to train in Lubbock, Texas and later Fort Des Moines, Iowa as a linguist. She was the first in her family to enter the armed services ahead of her six brothers who later followed upon call.
This exceptional woman never lived a dull moment and had a very fulfilling life with many accomplishments and achievements. In her lifetime she earned several awards. She was the President of the Parents & Teachers Association of Morehead Elementary in 1961, a Brownie Troop Leader in 1977, and The President of the Parent & Teachers Association at Vilas Elementary School from 1976-1979. In 1992 she had a recruitment chair for the Catholic Pastoral Center for the El Paso Catholic Diocese. In 1993 she was the Acting Precinct Judge for Precinct 45. In 1996 a Patrol Member for the Citizens on Patrol for the El Paso Police Dept. and a board member for the Sunset Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association. From 1994-1996 she was the President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at the Holy Family Church Chapter. She was also a board member to N.I.A., Project Bravo Advisory Committee and the first Commissioner for the El Paso Landmark Commission. She received The Honors in 1995, recipient of KBNA’s Hidalgo Award in recognition of work with the elderly and youth of El Paso’s Mexican American Community. Inductee of Older El Pasoan’s Hall of Fame, Democratic Party Hall of Fame and recognition from the El Paso City Council, including a proclamation in her name. She was also a volunteer at the Opportunity Center of El Paso.
Chole was a devoted Catholic and dedicated member of both Holy Family Church and St. Patrick Cathedral parishes. She was a brilliant fun-loving woman, who could be seen walking in one of her beautiful hats and outstanding matching outfits. She loved to sing, was a voracious reader, enjoyed hosting lively parties, often inviting old neighbors, and making new friends as they walked by her home in Sunset Heights. Her long well lived life was steeped in generosity, grace and elegance. She never complained, always looked to a better future and will be missed by many.
Soledad is survived by her three children, Anthony Galvan (Joan), Catania Galvan, Jeannie Flores (Raul Flores Jr.); five grandchildren, Danielle Uttley (Kevin Schneider), Michael Flores, Andrea Ashley (Martin Caine), Raul Flores III (Natasha) and Jeannie Flores (Luis Molinar); and three great grandchildren, Xianna and Andres Rodriguez and Layla Flores, and extended nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
Pallbearers: Anthony Galvan III, Raul Flores Jr., Michael Flores, Raul Flores III, Andy Rodriguez, Armando Reyes, Richard Alvidrez, Kevin Schneider, and Luis Molinar.
You will always be in our hearts and we will always remember one of your sayings, “God Bless America.”
Visitation will be held on August 30, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Funeraria del Angel Central, 3839 Montana Avenue, with Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm. Liturgical Service will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 10:00 am at Funeraria del Angel Central, 3839 Montana Avenue followed by Graveside Service at 11:30 am at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Miguel AlvidrezFather (deceased)
Arcadia ReyesMother (deceased)
Anthony Galvan III (Joan Galvan)Son
Jeannie Galvan Flores (Raul Flores Jr.)Daughter
Soledad is survived by herfive grandchildren, Danielle Uttley (Kevin Schneider), Michael Flores, Andrea Ashley (Martin Caine), Raul Flores (Natasha) and Jeannie Flores (Luis Molinar); and three great grandchildren, Xianna and Andres Rodriguez and Layla Flores, extended nephews, nieces, cousins and loving friends.