Julia Lydia Alcala

September 21, 1927July 17, 2013

Julia L. Alcala, 85, of Pueblo Colorado went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2013. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Sylvester Alcala; parents, Jose P. and Della Martinez; son, Robert Alcala; sister, Carol McDonald and granddaughter, Dawn Martinez. Julia is survived by her children; Pauline Montoya, Steve E. (Patty) Alcala, Gary Alcala, Ivan (Laurie) Alcala, Darlene (Tracy Swearingen) Alcala; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Stella, Jerry and Virginia. Special thanks to University Park Care Center, Autumn Park where they cared and loved just as her family did. Julia loved spending time with her family. She was her children’s moral compass. She loved to garden, crochet and embroider. She was a Dallas Cowboy and Cardinals fan, but was her grandchildren’s biggest fan. Rosary, 6 pm, today, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Memorial Service, 10 am, Monday, July 22, 2013 George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Online condolences at Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.



  • Rosary Service Sunday, July 21, 2013
  • Memorial Service Monday, July 22, 2013
  • Graveside Service Monday, July 22, 2013


  • Inurnment

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July 29, 2013

Pauline Montoya and family. Our sincere condolences to all of you. Larry and I just got into town and heard about your mom from Margaret Gonzalez. We were real sad to hear of Julia's passing. We loved your mom very much too! Please know you all are in our prayers. Pauline, if you get this message, please let us know where you live now and a phone number to get in touch. We still live in the same place and have the same phone number as always. So please call. Love you, Chab and Larry King

Felix Gallardo

July 24, 2013

My sincere condolences to Darlene and her family for your loss, all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

July 22, 2013

I worked with Syl and Julia several years ago when we all worked at George McCarthy Funeral Home. I cannot say enough about the two of them - wonderful people and I have always missed Syl and looked forward to Julia's annual Christmas card. Was my privilege to have known them both.
My sincere sympathy to you all.. Nola Jackson

Sherri Barrett

July 22, 2013

I feel so blessed to have had such a wonderful woman in my life. whether you were born into the family are just somebody that passed through grandma always treated you as if you were her own. I felt loved by your parents since the day I entered the family. I pray that Dawn Marie met her at the Gate of heaven with Grandpa. Rest in peace sweet lady.

Sharon Ghilarducci

July 22, 2013

My sincere condolences to Darlene and her family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of mourning. May God bless you and your family.

Conrad Sayer Jesus

July 22, 2013

Steve , Pauline and family please accept our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are sorry for your loss. Many blessings...

Conrad, Sayer and Jesus(Pops)

July 19, 2013

Please accept our deepest condolences at the loss of your precious mother/grandmother. May God bless and comfort you at this difficult time.

Larry & Carol Stuart

Helen Maxwell

July 19, 2013

I met Julia the first day that my Mother entered into Autumn Park. She was so sweet and came in and talked with Mom and me. She thanked me when she got up to leave for being so nice to her. She was a sweetheart and she and Mom finally ended up as roommates. I will miss seeing her when I go to University Park-Autumn Park. My heart goes out to each of you and I pray you can receive comfort during this trying time.