Cheryl B. Alvarez

Born: Tue., Jul. 20, 1948
Died: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

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Cheryl Frances Booze Alvarez, 69, of South Bend, passed away peacefully on October 24th, 2017, after a courageous six-year fight with breast cancer. She was born in Chicago to Fred and Girtlee (Ramey) Booze. She received her high school diploma from the University of Chicago Lab School, and two master’s degrees from Roosevelt University.

She had a 35 year career as a Spanish teacher, as an adjunct college professor, and middle and high school teacher. After several years of teaching at LaSalle High School in South Bend, and upon its closing, she transferred to Washington High School, from which she retired in 2015.

Cheryl was an avid traveler, having explored Europe, Africa, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. She loved ice skating, swimming, gardening, and RV travel with her family. She also had a lifelong fondness for her pets. Her greatest joy was her role as a selfless and devoted mother.

Cheryl is survived by her beloved husband of 43 years, José Alvarez; two daughters, Karen Alvarez (Marc) and Kristen Alvarez (Laurent); nephew, Christopher Frizell (Carol); and many other cherished relatives. Cheryl was predeceased by her parents and sister, Carolyn Frizell.

Services will be private. In honor of Cheryl’s legacy donation may be directed to the Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545, and the Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637.

Arrangements have been entrusted with Alford’s Mortuary. 

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   Posted Fri October 27, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss, may the God of all comfort be with your family during this most difficult time. 2Corinthians 1:3,4. Hosea 13:14. My deepest sympathy for your family.

Cedric Buchanon
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
To the Alvarez family: I am so sorry to learn about your loss. I pray that you have comfort and peace at this time. Walk by faith and not by sight.

Cedric and Kelli Buchanon

Nancy & Stephen Ball Family
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
Dear Jose, Karen (Catalina) and Kristen (Kristina),

We are all so sorry to read about the loss of lovely Cheryl. She blessed us all with her charm, beautiful manners, and loving nature - as well as her Spanish.

May the wonderful memories you all have give many reasons to smile whenever you think of her. She shared love and kindness and that will always make the Ball family smile in remembrance.

All the best,

Nancy & Steve, Chris & family, Kelly and family

Robin Douglass
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
Jose, Karen, and Kristen I am deeply saddened to hear of Cheryl's passing. I was unaware of her illness, but I remember each of you and her from your time at SCS. Please accept my sincerest sympathy and I am sorry that I am not able to greet each of you in person. My best to each of you and remember that your Mom and wife was a special and talented woman. May God be with you and give you strength in the coming months.

Valerie Jamerson
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
Jose, it has been a while since we worked together, but I am praying for your family during this time. I remember meeting Cheryl and your daughters when they were younger.

Freddie and Carol Thon
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
Te acompañamos en estos momentos tan dificeles. QEPD, Cheryl. Avisa si en algo podemos ser de ayuda. Abrazos.

Diana Moya and Salvador Moya
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
Dear Mr. Alvarez and family,

We were sorry to learn of the passing of your beautiful wife, Mrs. Cheryl B. Alvarez. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Catherine and William hostetler
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
So sorry to hear of your family's loss. She was such a lovely lady and dedicated teacher. May Her Memory Be Eternal. Blessings to Jose and the family. She will be truly missed.
Catherine and Bill Hostetler

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