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Maria Olivia (Rivas) Alanis

Maria Olivia (Rivas) Alanis
  • August 3, 1944 - February 26, 2017
  • Watsonville, California

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“I wish to express my deepest sorrow for the loss of your loved one. May God's promise to end death at 1Cor 15 : 26 bring you comfort in the days...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Sandy Wilson - Norcross, GA

“May God be your strength in this time of sorrow Matthew 5:4 "Happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted." ”
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“My most sincere conoloences go out to haydee and the whole family, I have known your family since I was about 12 and mom was a good and funny lady...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Anna Romine - Los banos, CA

“Please accept my condolences. Please know that the God of comfort feels your pain and sorrow. He actually provides something better to look forward...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Patty Garcia - City of Industry, CA

“My heart goes out to your family, may God comfort you with love and tender mercy. (2 Cor 1:2-4) ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Mike Robayo

“My sincere condolences to Rivas and Alanis family during this very sad time. It truly saddens our heart to lose a love one in death. May our Heavenly...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Brown - Columbia, SC

“En estos momentos difíciles pueden hallar consuelo en Dios, el Padre de tiernas misericordias y el Dios de todo consuelo (2Corintios 1:3,4). Dios se...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Joycelyn Solis - TX

“I enjoyed working with Maria Alanis. Any help and comfort i was able to provide, she got it! Maria may you rest in peace with all our angels. Putting...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jessica Arispe - Watsonville, CA

“My sincere condolence to Ms. Alanis' family. May the God of all comfort give you strength during this difficult time. (Psalms 29:11) ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Y. Magee


On Sunday, February 26, 2017 Maria Olivia (Rivas) Alanis peacefully passed away surrounded by her family in Watsonville. She was 72.
Maria was born on August 3, 1944 in Torreon Coahuila, Mexico.
Maria was a woman of many wonderful traits. Her life was devoted to her family and their happiness. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved to cook. Maria was a very generous person and always loved to help others. Ultimately, she cherished spending time with her family and grandchildren who meant the world to her. To a loving Mother, Sister, Grandmother and Friend you will be forever missed and always remembered in our hearts.
Maria is survived by her children; Haydee (Javier) Vazquez, Susie Santos, Olivia Garcia, Martin Alanis Jr., Daniel Alanis and Astrid (Joel) Velazquez. She is also survived by her siblings; Antonio Rivas, Felizitas Rey and Ernestina Rivas and her 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Services will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 3-9 PM with a recitation of the Rosary at 7 PM at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel. Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10 AM at Saint Patrick's Church with burial to follow at Pioneer Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted in the care of The Carroll Family of Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, www.avemariamemorialchapel.com