OBITUARY

Modesta Alvear

August 8, 1938October 2, 2019
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Modesta Alvear went to be with the Lord On October 2, 2019. She was born August 8, 1938 to parents Geraldo Ayala and Socorro Briones Ayala. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Alvear “Sam”; and brothers, Paul Ayala, Jonny Ayala, and Geraldo Ayala. She loved being a housewife and taking care of her home, she enjoyed gardening, art and painting. Her greatest joy was being with her grandkids and god-children and visiting her family and the sick. She was a very giving person who loved to sew, making costumes, blankets, dresses for Halloween and parties; she even made her own dresses. She would use hand made patterns out of newspaper for whatever dress or costume she wanted to make. She was very independent, loved her church and church family and loved by all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her 5 children Samuel Alvear III, Jesse Alvear, Michael Alvear, Mary Hope Villarreal & Husband, Eddie Villarreal Jr, and Paul David Alvear & Wife Regina C. Alvear 11 Grandchildren Isaac Jesus Alvear & Wife Vanessa, Stephanie Ann Chavez Alvear, Eddie Villarreal III & Wife Candus , Maria Trinida Villarreal, Selena Celia Villarreal & Husband Diego Ruiz, Michael Adam Alvear, Lucila Kimberly Goodson, Christopher Ryan Alvear, Adrien Geraldo Alvear & Wife Chelsea Nix, Gabriella Felize Alvear and Rebekah Anne Alvear, 10 Great-Grandchildren Ronan Wylde Villarreal, Liliana Rae Goodson, Hailey Rue Goodson, Michael Adriel Alvear, Justin Gabriel Goodson, Abigail Faith Alvear, Candence Elizabeth Alvear, Coraline Mae Alvear, Iris Louise Alvear and Adrien Isaac Alvear. She is also survived by her brother and sisters, Roy Ayala, Dolores Rodriguez, Rosie Ortega and husband, Robert and former daughters in law, Leticia Alvear, Mary Mungia, Ginger Sannes and Flicia Lozano. Along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends for visitation Sunday October 6, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with rosary at 6:00 pm in the Chapel of Earthman Resthaven Home, 13102 North Freeway Houston TX 77060. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Edwards Catholic Church, 2601 Spring Stuebner Rd. Spring TX 77389 Followed by a reception at the church with burial at Earthman Resthaven at 2:00 p.m.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Rosary Service Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, October 7, 2019

Memories

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Eddie Villarreal

October 16, 2019

One of the great memories I have about my MIL is when she made me a chicken fried steak sandwich man it was good . Hope makes me one and it's almost as good but not there yet ...lol
I'm so glad this woman had enough patience to bring Hope to Houston almost every weekend so we could see each other.....but my favorite one is when a she laughed and you know she was really laughing cause that gold tooth would show ...lol.😎 I love my mom in law to no end ,I will truly miss her but her sweet beautiful memories will always be in my heart. ......YFSIL

Lucy Alvear

October 14, 2019

This photo is of Lita Modesta with her oldest grt grandchild Liliana Goodson along with Michael Alvear. It was taken at Liliana's quinceanera.

Lucy Alvear

October 14, 2019

This picture is one of the many baby blankets and memory book Lita Modesta handmade.

Lucy Alvear

October 14, 2019

This photo of Lita Modesta and I was taken while we were in Massachusetts on vacation at Plimoth Plantation.

Medina Bills

October 11, 2019

Aunt Modesta, my Godmother, was such a loving soul and a great example of how to live a faithful life. We all know she always put other people first and was always looking out for everyone else, but in this pic, she was actually enjoying herself without a worry in mind. I’ll never forget the sound of her laugh. What a great time we had celebrating my mom’s 70th birthday (January 2010). Oh, and she taught me how to make carñitas, and let me tell ya, they were delicious!

Lucy Alvear

October 11, 2019

Anything for Family

Lita was always ready to lend a helping hand. She was my youngest son Justin Gabriel's God Mother. While attending my first year of college I needed help with childcare and she was there to help. If it hadn't been for her I would've ended up dropping out. Justin has many fond memories with his Lita while taking care of him as a toddler and preschooler. She would always make sure he had a good breakfast before school and they shared good times waiting for the bus. He loved spending time with his Lita. I'm very thankful for her help with childcare when I had no one.

Jesse Alvear

October 11, 2019

One of my favorite memories of my mom is when I was washing here sheets and I went to put on fresh sheets on her bed. She said " what would I do without you" and I replied no Mom what would I do without you? I will miss you very much but, when the time comes you will go in peace with God 🙏 Love you always your 💓 Son Jesse 🌷

Lucy Alvear

October 11, 2019

A poem dedicated to the loving memory of my Lita Modesta



You're a white rose
Roots running deep into many hearts
Your essence will bloom and grow forever
Your perpetual lineage will prosper in
Bushels of roses
We shall carry your soul in our veins
As you gaze in admiration of the
Magnificent garden you sowed

Lucy Alvear

Lucy Alvear

October 11, 2019

Shared stories with elders last a lifetime.

I will forever cherish the deep conversations I had with Lita Modesta. We'd talk about the good ole days, her family, memories of her Mother, God and religion. Many memories she shared were very personal in nature, unfortunately I'm unable to share some. I will treasure and hold them near my heart.

I have more than just memories to remember her by. Lita loved sewing and utilizing her crafty gifts. Every newborn in the family was made a baby blanket from scratch. I have four personal blankets she made for her great grandchildren, each one made with love and detail.
She loved art and painting as she was very talented. I remember she was given a Virgen De Guadalupe statue from the church because it was broken. She used play dough to fix it and then she painted it and renewed its lustre. It looked better than when it was new.

Lucy Alvear

October 11, 2019

Flowers which bloom and grow in beauty were given and gardened with lots of love.

Litas yard and flower beds were always immaculate. One could say they were the best on the block. She definitely had a green thumb. She taught me how to repot new plants and how to show the roots lots of love & care, so they'd take to the new fresh soil.

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