OBITUARY

Rachael Aileen Alvarez

April 18, 1983February 9, 2021

The family of Rachael Alvarez is deeply saddened by her death on February 9th, 2021. Rachael was a lifetime resident of the Tampa area, a graduate of Sickles High School and the University of South Florida, and an employee of Norman and Company Inc of Oldsmar .

Rachael is survived by her parents Ray and Ann Alvarez of Tampa, brother and sister-in-law Ryan and Jennifer Alvarez of Hillsboro Oregon, nephew Eric Alvarez of Hillsboro Oregon, uncle and aunt Steve and Lisa Harris of Tampa and cousins Erik, Guy, Christina and Brian Harris.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday, February 13, from 2-3 PM followed by a short memorial and celebration of her life at the Blount and Curry Funeral Home, 6802 Silvermill Dr, Tampa. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favorite animal preservation organization or charity of choice would be appreciated.

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    Saturday, February 13, 2021

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    Saturday, February 13, 2021

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Lina Gonzalez

February 13, 2021

Rachael and I started working for the company the same year and shared our lunch breaks often together while we worked in the same building. I remember she used to read a lot, to the point that she got me interesting in reading one of the series she read once and we used to talk briefly about the books sometimes at lunch. Unfortunately, I moved to a different building and we lost that connection; however, she was always one of the people I would always say hi to when I visited the main building and once in a blue moon we would share a story or a small conversation. She was a hard worker, so dedicated and so on point with her work. I am happy and grateful I got to meet her and share some time with her even if it was a short time.
To her family and friends, there is no words that I can put in here to make you feel better, but I do pray for strength for you through this difficult time.

Ryan Alvarez

February 13, 2021

Rachael and I often shared a laugh about some sappy message in a greeting card to each other or to our family. I found a message that she would have thought was exceptionally sappy. I wish I could have given this to her sooner.

Ann Alvarez

February 13, 2021

My daughter and I didn’t have the same tastes in jewelry, clothing and probably even politics. She was the individual I always wanted her to be. So today when I am worrying over what is the appropriate attire for our celebration of our Rachael, I will be thinking of what she would like. We had moved a few of her clothes home the other day and I hung several items in my closet. Today while searching for what to wear, I found one of her tops with a big pink heart on the front that illustrates my love for her, dusted with a little glitter to celebrate her life and when the top came close to my face I could still smell the essence of her perfume so I will be wrapped in her arms for the most difficult day of my life. Rachael, I know the top is a little young for my years and I wouldn’t want to embarrass you with your friends but please understand I need your closeness today even more than usual. I love you darling daughter and I am eternally thankful that you came into my life.

Jeanie Davis

February 12, 2021

There honestly are too many favorite memories to just find one to celebrate my best friend. Not only was Rachael my best friend but we became so close over the past twenty seven years she was more like my sister and my daughter’s Auntie Chael as she would call her. Rachael was always looking out for others above herself and she honestly is one of the most caring human beings I know. Throughout all the hard ships and loss in my own life she has always been there for me to cheer me up with that infectious smile and laugh I will never forget. I do not know how I will move on but I know that is what Rachael would have wanted is for everyone to be happy again and cherish the memories we have of her. There are so many numerous inside jokes we have she truly will be remembered and with me each and every day. To Ray and Ann, please always know how much Rachael dearly loved you both and I am sorry you are experiencing this tragedy. I love you both from the bottom of my heart. Rest easy my friend and I will see you again.