October 6, 1960 – November 24, 2019
Lorenia Alvarez of Tucson, Arizona passed away on November 24, 2019. She was born in Nogales, Arizona on October 6, 1960 to the late Sergio and Lidia Alvarez. Lorenia graduated from Nogales High School and later went on to graduate with her BSBA from the University of Phoenix. She spent most of her career serving others, specifically helping children. She had a career in social services for over 40 years working for Head Start and the State of Arizona. Lorenia loved her pets, enjoyed going to movies and being surrounded by great food and friends. She is survived by her siblings, Sergio (Andrea) Alvarez, Heriberto (Mini) Alvarez and Olivia Rodriguez; nephews and nieces, Albert Alvarez, Marianna (Ryan) Sand, Sergio (Lya) Alvarez Jr., Melanie Alvarez, Anizza Alvarez, Alexis Alvarez, Diego, Alvarez, Christian Rodriguez, Lizette (Alex) Gutierrez and Julian Rodriguez. She’s also survived by her loving animals, Chanel and Dash. Lorenia is preceded in death by her parents, Sergio and Lidia Alvarez; grandparents, Jeronimo and Agueda Alvarez and Manuelita Lucero and multiple aunts, uncles, aunts and cousins. Please join the family on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 for a visitation from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at East Lawn Palms Mortuary. A scripture and rosary service will immediately follow at 2:00 pm led by Deacon Richard Grijalva of St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish. In memory of Lorenia, please consider donating to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Tu Nidito Children & Family Services.
- Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019
December 4, 2019
Oh my funny older twin, I cannot believe you have left this earthly realm. I have so many memories filled with laughter and mischief. While a little while has passed since we last were together, I can still see that smile and twinkle in your eyes and hear your laughter like you are sitting next to me. You touched my life deeply and I am forever grateful. I cannot say goodbye but rather, until we meet again cuata mia!
December 3, 2019
My deepest condolences to Lori's family and friends. My heart was sadden to hear that Lori has entered into the heavenly kingdom and is now an angel looking down upon us.
I knew Lori from working with her at DCS and then built a friendship with her. Lori gave 100% of her heart to caring for children, animals, her family and friends.
Memories that I hold close to my heart is how Lori sense of humor would make a person laugh, dedication of taking of her family, and that she made time to have fun.
I am sure as we grieve, she is with of all of us guiding us to do better in life and within ourselves as she did while she was present in our daily lives.
December 2, 2019
Lori was the first to greet me when i came to Arizona 9 years ago, she was my trainer on the job. She had a great sense of humor and a lot of patience. I loved her stories about her dogs. Lori introduced me to the best lunch spots and how to order from the secret menus . You will be missed, Lori. Thank you for your selfless service to the children of Arizona. God bless you on your journey.
December 2, 2019
Lori always showed me kindness and love. She brought me into her family and was there through my most trying times.
Lori, my friend, my adopted sister.
Why did her life have to end
Only God knows, my heart will never mend.
A huge hole where friendship sparked.
That hit too hard, forever a sore mark.
We could sense and feel each others hurt. Last night I felt eerie pain. Not knowing part of my life went down the drain.
November 29, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family. I can't believe you are gone my dearest friend. I will always remember the memories we shared together.