Elva G. Alvarado

December 19, 1953October 15, 2020

Elva Guadalupe Alvarado born December 19, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas went safely home to heaven on October 15, 2020 at the age of 66.

Elva graduated from St. Francis Academy in 1972. She succeeded her mother’s occupation and she acquired formal training at Vogue College of Cosmetology. She was an experienced hair stylist and a successful and proud owner of E.G.’s Hair Salon. She enjoyed reading Danielle Steel novels, congregating with family and friends, crafts, and bingo with her dear sisters. She was a parishioner of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church.

Elva was a remarkable woman. She always impacted those around her, she was just that type of person. She always had a smile. She always had time to talk and made everyone feel special. She was a wonderful combination of warmth, compassion, kindness, laughter and love.

Elva was so grand; an extraordinary grandmother. Her heart was an everlasting patchwork of love. She shared a strong and unbreakable bond with her pride and joy, Eli. In her eyes, he was always right and he could do no wrong.

Elva, you are gone but not forgotten. In our hearts it will always be....your soft voice, vibrant smile, and your unconditional love, you will forever be imprinted in our minds.

She is survived by her companion of 9 years, Ricardo Cantuarias; sibling, Evelyn Lopez (Leonardo), Judith Menchaca Lilly (Gary), Efrain Menchaca, Jr. (Cristina), Ms. Virginia Marie Menchacha, Carmen Mildred Lopez; children, Enrique M. Coz Jr. (Yvette); Yelitza Ann Alanis (Mario) and her only grandson, Eli Joshua Coz, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Efrain and Andrea Menchaca who were a huge inspiration to Elva and her entire family.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Trevino Funeral Home, 2525 Palo Alto, 78211 with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church with interment to follow at San Fernando Cemetery #2.


22 October


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Funeraria Del Angel Trevino Funeral Home

2525 Palo Alto Road
San Antonio, Texas 78211

22 October

Rosary Service

7:00 pm

Funeraria Del Angel Trevino Funeral Home

2525 Palo Alto Road
San Antonio, Texas 78211

23 October

Funeral Service

10:00 am

St. James the Apostle Catholic Church

907 W. Theo Ave
San Antonio, Texas 78225


Elva G. Alvarado

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Leticia Cruz

October 22, 2020

My Dearest Elva,
Beautiful, Elegant, Loving, that’s you. Just the knowing that you were there made me feel happy & loved. When we were together at a Shower, Wedding or Party I knew there would be lots of laughs, amazing moments, making memories.

Yeli, Kikito and all my Cousins,
Sending our prayers and condolences to all. May Our Lord bring you peace and comfort.
Keep your Faith and Hope that one day we will see Our Elva again.

In Christ,
Steve, Letty, Brandon, Christian and Hannah Cruz

Anthony Alanis

October 22, 2020

Yeli, I've met your mother on a couple of occasions and she was really wonderful to be around. She reminded me of you and vice versa. You carry that same energy and glow in yourself.
Caitlin and I have been thinking of you every single one of these days during this difficult time. We will continue to have you and your family in our thoughts. May the memories of your mother bring you peace, comfort, and strength.
-Anthony and Caitlin

Mildred Lopez

October 19, 2020

My dear friend sister. from almost 40 years or more. So many good memories we have together. Until we meet again. I never have another friend like you. I love you and I miss you already. But I know you are in a better place no mire pain . Un día no muy lejano estaremos juntas de nuevo. Gracias por tu amistad incondicional con todos mis defectos. 💔🙏🏽💐

Miguel Coss

October 18, 2020

The loss of a mother is something that is never forgotten. Let us remember her with love and with that smile that she always gave us. My condolences to the whole family especially my cousins Yelitza & Enrique. We love you guys your fam. from PR.

Aunt: iThanks for so much love!

Sylvia Rivera

October 17, 2020

My condolences to the family Alvarado. May God who binds up the broken hearted and comforts all who mourn sustain your family during this difficult time. Psalms 34: 18,19

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