Robert A Olvera

January 20, 1935September 10, 2021

Roberto Alegria Olvera, 86, was born on January 20, 1935 to parents Jose Carmen Olvera and Ynes Alegria, in DF, Mexico. Roberto immigrated to the United States at the age of 17. Soon after he met his beautiful and ever fashionable wife Oralia Martinez Olvera. Roberto and his wife called Cashion, AZ home and they were pillers and leaders in their community. Together they built a family and had three children. Roberto was a tremendously hard-working man, a value he passed on to his children and grandchildren.

He kept busy and eagerly learned new trades and skills. He was a self-educated entrepreneur, after years working in trades, he started investing in property and real estate. Roberto worked hard to build a legacy for future generations; often putting the needs of his family before his own. Yet, he prioritized spending quality time with his family.

Roberto passed away on September 10th, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife Oralia Olvera, his children (Nora Castillo, Nina Olvera, and Robert Jamie Olvera), his eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Services for Roberto will be held starting with a viewing on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 9am to 11am, at Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services - Crystal Rose (9155 W Van Buren St, Tolleson, AZ 85353). Funeral services will be held, Wednesday September 22, 2021 starting with a mass at 10am at Santa Teresita Catholic Church (14016 N Verbena St, El Mirage, AZ) followed by Burial at 11:30am at Sunwest Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematory (12525 NW Grand Ave, El Mirage, AZ 85335). Masks will be required at all events regardless of vaccination status.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Mass

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021


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Lucy Clark

September 19, 2021

I always admired my Tio Roberto, a kind, quiet family man.

I remember talking with him at the Martinez family reunion. Sitting there with his straw hat. A few us had gathered around him, we had fun wearing his hat.

Love you familia,