Ivy D Alavarado - tjm

Ivy D Alavarado

August 5, 1953 - October 14, 2017

Ivy D Alavarado was born August 5, 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Fortino Alavarado and Iva Dell Goodson. He married Barbara Price (Brown) on January 3, 2000 in Van Alstyne, Texas. He died Saturday, October 14, 2017 surrounded by his family at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas at the age of 64. He was a resident of Tom Bean, Texas

For most of his working career, D was a long-distance, heavy haul truck driver, logging well over a million miles. Before his illness, he was employed as an equipment operator for Redi-Mix Concrete, in Denison, Texas.

D loved children and made many special memories with them. He was the coolest dad, taking his children and their friends fishing, four-wheel and motorcycle riding, teaching many to drive and protecting and nurturing the neighbor kids. He was the best Papa to his grandchildren, taking them fishing, keeping the "rolling stock" running and spending hours placing lights and decorations on his pick-up to take them to trick or treat in the "Halloween Mobile." He was loved and will be missed.

He is survived by wife, Barbara Alavarado of Tom Bean: daughters, Kristy Williams (Will) of LaPorte; Katy Kerling (Robert) of LaPlace, Louisiana; step-son, David Brown (Jessica) of Tom Bean; step-daughter, Jamie Carter (Josh) of Sherman; 10 grandchildren, Candace, Jay, Kaylee, Thomas, Joshua, Jena, Kendall, Kylee, Kaylin and Jacie; sister, Pauletta Council of Beach City; brothers, Terry Broullette (Deb) of Richland Hills, Teddie Alvarado of LaPorte, Timmie Alvarado of LaPorte, Ronny Suggs (Shannan) of Bynum. Barbara's sisters and brother, Tena Shields of Crosby; Carol Barron of Crosby, James Price (Teresa) of San Leon.

D was preceded in death by his father, Fortino Alvarado; mother, Iva Reilly, step-father, Bill Reilly; son, Dwayne Varnadore; brother, Bobby Broullette.

Memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Tom Bean First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. During the service, there will be a time of sharing memories. We welcome anyone who wishes to share. Officiating the service will be Rev. Tony Norman.

The family invites everyone to a reception and time of visitation following the service. D was most comfortable in his jeans and do-rag, so please feel free to dress casually.

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We love and miss you brother your memories will live on forever Ronny and Shannan Suggs , November 6, 2017 D was my 3rd oldest brother when I was young he would come to the house and ask if I wanted to go to the movies and watch super man with him, Dwayne, Kristy and Katy and of course I went that is a very fond memory.
Sister, October 24, 2017 I would like to give my sincere condolences to the family and friends during this difficult time. We can take comfort in knowing that God is our refuge and strength in times like these. May our loving and comforting Heavenly Father be with you. Ps 46:1
Savannah F, October 24, 2017 My deepest condolences to your family. I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of those whom we love dearly is never easy to accept. May God provide comfort and peace to your family during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) L. Hughes, October 23, 2017 D was more of a father to me than my own. He was a great family man and loved his girls! The statement in his obituary 'D loved children and made many special memories with them" is so true. I remember living with Uncle D, Aunt Sandra, Katy & Kristy back in elementary school years. He was always on the road but he always provided for the family. We had the best Christmas and were always doing activities. Some of my best childhood memories were with the Alavarado's. Love you all and I'm so sorry for his loss.
Amanda Hardy, October 20, 2017 We would like the family to know we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. No words can ease the hurt in your hearts I know. I just pray that your fond memories will soon flood in to help ease the pain. With loving thoughts, Ruby and Dan Sims Ruby and Dan Sims, October 18, 2017 Barbara, I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family at this time. Hugs to a very sweet lady. You're the best!!!! Cathy Pugh, October 18, 2017 Our thoughts and prayers are with all your family at this time of loss. Love, Sandy Don and Sandy Moffet, October 18, 2017 I love him like a dad and i miss him very much there is not a time goes by that i dont thimk about him love you uncle D
Mark, October 18, 2017