Ivy D


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Ivy D Alavarado

Aug 05 1953 - Oct 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.