Lorenzo Ruiz Alvara Sr., 73, longtime former Williams resident, died Sept. 21, 2000 in Whittier, Calif.
Mr. Alvara was born Feb. 11, 1927 in Winslow and moved to Williams at an early age. He married the former Isabel Lopez on Oct. 8, 1944. Mr. Alvara served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Also known as "Lencho" and "Larry," Mr. Alvara worked at Babbitts, Pay ‘n Take It and finally at Safeway. The couple moved to La Mirada, Calif. in June 1961. Mr. Alvara retired as a meat cutter from Vons in La Mirada.
Mr. Alvara had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to joke around with people. He loved reading the newspaper and went shopping every day.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Isabel "Lita" Alvara; five sons, Lorenzo "Larry" Alvara Jr. of Eureka, Calif., Alexander P. Alvara of Abury, N.M., and Albert Alvara, Isaac Alvara and Andrew Alvara all of La Mirada; three daughters, Liz Muniz of Chino, Calif., Rebecca A. Gallegos of Whittier and Corina D. Anguiano of Pico Rivera, Calif.; three sisters, 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Sept. 25 at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif. with interment following. Several friends who moved from Williams to southern California attended his funeral.
In lieu of flowers or cards, donations may be made to Boys Town in Omaha, Neb.