Zelia Alvarez

March 13, 1980 - May 28, 2013

Zelia P. Alvarez, age 33, of Westminster, Texas passed away May 28, 2013. She was born March 13, 1980 in Dallas, Texas to Hector and M. Carmen (Olivares) Valdivia. On July 11, 1998 she married J. Antonio in Plano, Texas. Zelia graduated from Plano East Senior High School. After graduation Zelia attended school to become a legal assistant. She was employed with the City of Prosper, where she worked as a Senior Court Clerk. Zelia also worked for the Melissa Municipal Court for 10 years. She was a certified language interpreter. She coached her son’s soccer team and loved Zumba. Zelia was a former member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Plano, where she and Antonio both taught CCD.

She is survived by her husband, Antonio Alvarez of Westminster, Texas; sons, Eric Antonio Alvarez and Alan Sebastian Alvarez both of Westminster, Texas; parents, Carmen and Hector Valdivia of McKinney, Texas; brother, Jason Valdivia of McKinney, Texas; grandmother, Angela Olivares of Richardson, Texas; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Teresa and Ramon Alvarez of Zapotlanejo, Mexico; sister-in-law, Rosa Alvarez and brother-in-law, Alejandro Alvarez both of Zapotlanejo, Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Fernando Olivares.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2013 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 652 Redbud Blvd. McKinney, Texas 75069.

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service beginning at 7:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas.

Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Texas

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Zelia was a kind, bright, energetic person who excelled at her job. We worked with Zelia at Melissa and then at Prosper. We will all miss her very much and our thoughts and prayers go out for her family. Jeff Parsons American Municipal Services Jeff Parsons, June 3, 2013 Zelia te vamos a extranar fuiste una persona que irradiabas amor y una gran luz hacia los demas te llevaremos en nuestro corazon con mucho carino. Para la familia mis oraciones estan con ustedes. Maricela Bonilla, June 1, 2013 Our thoughts and prayers go out to Zelia’s family. Lori Gadbury, CCCI - Court Administrator | Rowlett Municipal Court Lori Gadbury, May 31, 2013 On behalf of the Corinth Municipal Court Staff, we also extend our most deepest sympathy to Zeliaâ??s family. May God give her family peace and comfort at this time of sorrow. Priscilla Ibarra, May 31, 2013 The DeSoto Municipal Court sends our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. Veronica Chasten, May 31, 2013 The City of Red Oak Municipal Court sends our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. Peggy Collins, May 31, 2013 City of Lewisville Municipal Court sends our deepest sympathy and prayers to family and friends. Zelia is admired for her strong dedication to succeed and she was an asset to our profession. She will be greatly missed. Sue Kennedy, May 31, 2013 I only met Zelia once, but what it privilege it was to have met such a vivacious person. When she arrived, she lit up the room with her vibrant personality. My deepest and most heart felt condolences to her entire family during this difficult time. I wish there were answers when something as tragic as this happens but I find comfort in knowing she will always be protecting over her babies from up above. Rest in peace, Zelia. Claudia Jaime, May 31, 2013 It was with great sadness that the state wide membership of the Texas Association of Judicial Interpreters and Translators received the news of the untimely passing of their dear friend and colleague, Zelia Alvarez. We send our heartfelt sympathy to her husband, children, parents and brother. May the Lord bless all of you with strength as we pray for Zelia and all her loved ones. As our past president, Luis Garcia wrote, many of us were impressed by her commitment to professional excellence and her desire to always improve her skills no matter how far she had to travel, despite how terribly she missed her family while away from them. TAJIT will deeply miss her at its 2013 Annual Conference in San Antonio and beyond, where her infectious smile and ability to make you laugh had become a staple and shall never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, My Sweet Friend, and may God provide Tony and your children with the strength to go on in your absence, although I am certain you will forever be looking out for them from up above... Lyda M. Baro, TAJIT Secretary, May 31, 2013 Mi querida Amiga, Dios te llamo demasiado pronto , Ahora seras una gran luz q nunca sera olvidada ,Te quiero y te vamos a Extrañar ! Dios te tengo en su santa Gloria,Amen ! Zaira Garcia, May 30, 2013 I met Zelia in 2003 when I was hired as a court clerk for the City of Melissa. Instantly, our friendship was like we'd been friends since elementary. Even after I left there we stayed in touch. I spoke with her on the Friday before. Zel, you will be in my heart forever and I want you to know that your friendship was everything to me and want to thank you for being there for me when I needed someone to talk to. I will never forget you. My prayers go out to Tony, Eric, Alan, Carmen, Hector and Jason. I pray they will find comfort in this difficult time. Monica Silkwood, May 30, 2013 Tony and Family, I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy for all of you at this very difficult time. I have been so saddened by the news of this tragic accident. I can't imagine what you are going through but I know that only time can heal the pain you are going through. My prayers will continue to be with you and your family in the upcoming days. Lorie Lambert, May 30, 2013 My friend and fellow Court Clerk you will be missed dearly. Zelia was an amazing mother,wife,daughter and friend. She was a blessing to so many,and lived her life to the fullest each and everyday. God bless you and keep you Tony, Eric, and Alan and your entire family. You are all in our prayers and we love you! Samantha Grimes , May 30, 2013 City of Princeton sends our deepest sympathy to the family and friends during this time of loss. Our prayers are with each and everyone of you. Lesia Thornhill, May 30, 2013 To my friend and Court Clerk of 13 years; A wonderful mother, daughter, wife and good person. I know you are in God's arms Zell. God bless you -Tony-the boys-Carmen-Hector-Jason and your entire family-we Love You all!!! Judge David, Lezlie, Daniel and Mandy Moore, May 30, 2013 I did not know zelia but I was born and raised in prosper and all my family still live here. I am so sorry for the loss of your wife and the mother of two sons and for all her family and friends. May God give you peace and strength to get through this horrible time Donna K Elliott, May 30, 2013 She will be missed dearly and thought of often. May God be with her family and friends on this difficult time and to look to help us all look to him for comfort. Hearts are broken Andrea Stanley, May 30, 2013 Para la familia Valdivia,mi mas sentido pesame,mis oraciones estan con ustedes,esperando tengan,pronta resignacion,y DIOS esta con ustedes, Esther Contreras, May 29, 2013 Zelia will be missed by everyone who was blessed to have known her. She was the kind of person who never met a stranger . She was a wonderful mother who was devoted to her loving husband and amazing sons. Our prayers are with her family. Danielle & JJ Chapa, May 29, 2013 Zelia always had a positive attitude everytime she came into our office. She glowed when she talked about her family and all the wonderful memories they were creating. She will be missed and my thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family. Pamela Clark, May 29, 2013 The City of Brenham Municipal Court wishes to extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Zelia. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that you will one day be together again. Rhonda Kuehn, May 29, 2013 Katy Municipal Court send our deepest sympathy and prayers for the family that God will comfort not only the family, but also those who mourn the loss of their friend. Elaine Brown, May 29, 2013