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Obituary - Gavina Alvidrez

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Gavina Alvidrez was born  February 19, 1939, in Mexico to Estevan and Libertada (Chavez) Dominguez.  She passed away February 16, 2024, at her home in Blanca at the age of 84.

After growing up in Mexico, Gavina found the love of her life, Isidoro Alvidrez, and moved to Seminole, Texas.

Throughout their younger years together in Texas, they grew their family to include four children, Monze, Carlos, Maria, and Teo. When the kids were young, they moved their home to Rocky Ford, and then to Las Animas, where they spent the majority of their lives.

In 2015, Gavina and Isidoro moved to Blanca, where they would enjoy the last few years together before Isidoro’s passing in 2021.

Gavina enjoyed sewing, embroidering, gardening, fishing, and boxing with her grandchildren.

Gavina is survived by her children, Carlos Alvidrez (Karen Longworth) of Las Animas, Maria Alvidrez of Blanca, and Teo Alvidrez of Las Animas; grandchildren, Monze Jr., Jessica, Stephanie, Isabel, Isidoro, Charles, Gabby, Angelica, Alexandria, Paul, Jamie, Joseph, Antonio, Dillon, Blanca, Carlos, Maria, Rayne, Remia, Aria, Raven, and Raya; and 32 great grandchildren.

Gavina was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Isidoro Alvidrez; and son, Monze Alvidrez.

Mass of Christian Burial for Gavina Alvidrez will be held at 1:30 p.m. February 22, 2024, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, with Rosary beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Interment will take place in the Bent County-Las Animas Cemetery. Visitation will be held February 21, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Horber Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, CO, 81054

Arrangements are under the direction of Valley Mortuary.