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Israel Alvarado

    Funeral service for Israel Alvarado, 87, of Lamesa, will be held Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Primera Iglesia Baptista with Larry Gamez officiating, assisted by David Garza. Arrangements are under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. 
    Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home Chapel.
    Israel passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022 in Odessa. 
    He was born July 11, 1934 in New Braunfels, Texas to Jose and Petra (Gonzales) Alvarado. He married Maria Quintero in 1965 at the East Side Baptist Church; they were married 56 years.
    He was a custodian for Second Baptist Church for many years where he and his wife Mary were a very big part of the church family and took care of many of the members’ children.
    Israel is survived by his wife, Mary Alvarado of Lamesa; several nieces and nephews, and lots of extended family.
    He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Petra; sisters, Janie Rodriquez and Genoveva Guzman; brothers, Frank Alvarado and Robert Alvarado.
    The family suggests memorials to Primera Iglesia Baptista Church, 509 N.E. 4th Lamesa, Texas 79331 or Second Baptist Church, 1705 N. Bryan Ave., Lamesa, Texas 79331.
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