OBITUARY

Antonia Alvarado

November 23, 1928March 13, 2021
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Antonia “Toni” Ritz Alvarado, 92, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones, in Odessa, Texas on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Toni was born on November 23, 1928 in Macdona, Texas to Rodolfo Ritz II and Francisca Ceballos Ritz. She was the second oldest of 15 children. Toni married Gregorio S. Alvarado on August 8, 1957 in Roswell, New Mexico, and settled in Odessa that same year. Toni was a proud member of Life Change Baptist Church. She was also active in community events at Desert Haven and loved spending time with her friends, family and traveling. Toni is survived by her daughters Judy, Gloria, Sandra (John) and Brenda; grandchildren Larry, Christopher (Jennifer), Kayla (Elvis), Ana (Russell), Veronica, Sonja (Tony), Krystal (Courtney), Stephany (Eddie), Kasey, and Brandon; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters Carmen, Mary, and Lola; brothers Alfred (Lina), Joe (Dolores), Felipe (Lourdes), Meliton, Luis and Gilbert (Belinda); and numerous nieces and nephews. Toni was preceded in death by her husband, Gregorio; father, Rodolfo; mother, Francisca; brothers, Pascual, Rudy, and Jose; sisters, Anita and Antonia. In honor of her life, a viewing will be held Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Services

  • Public Visitation

    Sunday, March 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, March 22, 2021

  • Interment

    Monday, March 22, 2021

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Barbara Jones

March 21, 2021

Toni was a great neighbor to me. She made me feel welcome when I moved here. I always could talk to her about anything. I was welcomed in her home anytime. She gave me great advice. She will always be in my heart and I know she is with Jesus. I will miss her and her saying we are the Golden Girls. My condolences to all the family.

maria guzman

March 21, 2021

I met Toni thru Barbara when I moved to Desert Haven a year ago. She was most friendly and helpful. Before passing she gave me and Barbara a Golden Girls coffee mug. We had our picture taken with her. She said we were the Golden Girls. Although I knew her a short time, I feel like I knew her forever. She will be missed very much. I want her family to know that Toni was a loveable and wonderful person. May she rest in peace.

Reva Hernandez

March 17, 2021

Oh Ms. Toni,
I want to say Thank you, For all the great memories, I was 13 yrs old when we met. all because of your daughter Gloria got sick in history. And Mr. Williams made follow Gloria to the restroom, and that's where it all started. You took me to my first real dance. After that I couldn't stop dancing. You were a cool MOM. Letting us have carport parties. haha, all our road trips, Me staying over. You sitting there watching us playing records, dancing in the living room.
SO THANKS FOR ALL THE MEMORIES, I will cherish them forever.
you will be missed. Love you. Reva D. Hernandez

Kim Armendarez

March 17, 2021

Grandma,
I’ll never forget the conversations we had. You were so special to so many. You are going to be missed. Please say hi to Granny for me. Fly high with your new wings. Love you

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