Nancye Alvarado

  • Born: September 17, 1947
  • Died: September 14, 2018
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Nancye Lee Alvarado, 70, entered into the hands of our Lord on September 14, 2018. Born in Holly Ridge, NC to Gordon and Madeline Duff Summerlin, she graduated from Dixon High School in 1965. She won an award in French, and drove the Dixon School Bus her senior year, and also played basketball and sang in the Glee Club. She sang for her church in Holly Ridge, and also directed the Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay Hawaii Choir, where she also played softball, bowled, and sang two parts in the play "Only an Orphan Girl." She also directed the Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, GA Choir and Faith Formation. Nancye was a founding parishioner and sang solos for Holy Trinity Catholic Church Choir. Nancye's main jobs in life away from home included recruiting for JC Penny where she was selected to model fashions. She worked for HQ Marine Corps Arlington Virginia, and CIA locations. Finally, she worked for Fisher House, Women's Shelter, and Any Baby Can. In her spare time, she volunteered for Navy Relief and the Red Cross. Above all, Nancye loved her children first and foremost and was a servant to the needs of others.

Nancye was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Charles. She is survived by the love of her life for 47 years, Richard James Alvarado; a daughter, Stephanie Tester, and her husband Tommy; 2 sons, Richard Jr. and Anthony and his wife Brenda; 5 grandchildren, Christina Alvarado, Jessica and Steven Tester, and Tristan and Troy Alvarado, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-9:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 26 at Porter Loring North.

7:00 P.M.

10:00 A.M.

Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Those who desire may make memorial contributions to Fisher House (


Condolence & Memory Journal

It's been 5 weeks my love, I miss you!

Posted by Richard Alvarado - San antonio, TX - Spouse   October 20, 2018

I'm sorry for your loss of Nancye. I'm sure your hearts are heavy at this time. May the " God of all comfort" bring comfort to your family (2 Cor 1:3). She will be at rest and in God's memory.

Posted by Courtney Deleon    September 29, 2018

Our condolences go to all of Nancye's loved ones. May she rest in peace. Charlie and Minnie Alvarado.

Posted by Charlie Alvarado - San Antonio, TX - Family   September 27, 2018

However much you can, think about the wonderful years you had with Nancye. We're all lucky for whatever time we get together and you had a wonderful life with her. She loved you and was so proud of you. she appreciated all the love and care you gave her through her rough days. I will always remember her sweet smile and beautiful voice. Most of all I was touched by her admirable tenacity in all she did and accomplished. My love to you my dear brother Richard, Richard Jr., Anthony and family, Stephanie and family and Nancye's sisters.

Posted by Maria Aurora Cuellar - San Antonio - Sister   September 26, 2018

Richard and family, may God give you the courage to carry on the work started by your wife, mother, and grandmother. Richard God has blessed you with a wonderful family. you remain as that center to carry on her wishes. God bless all of you! Love, brother Gume Jr.

Posted by Gumercindo Alvarado Jr. - San Antonio, TX   September 26, 2018

So sorry to hear this sad news. I pray God gives you comfort and peace of mind.

Posted by Keith Sankey - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   September 25, 2018

Thanks for always being there for me; for always actually being a mom. Love Jr.

Posted by Richard Alvarado Jr - San Antonio, TX - Son   September 24, 2018

Richard & family. So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. Holy Cross friend (1962).

Posted by Paul Heffernan - Fair Oaks Ranch, TX - Friend   September 20, 2018

My sister sincerely loved her family. She will be missed by so many because she touched so many lives over the years. My sincere heartfelt condolences Richard and family on your loss. I know this is a difficult time. My love to all of you, Lynette Ward

Posted by Lynette Ward - Sneads Ferry, NC - Sister   September 20, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family of Nancye Alvarado. She was an extraordinary woman who lived an amazing life. I send my thoughts and prayers to her husband children grandchildren and family.

Posted by Lynn Garner - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   September 19, 2018

My condolences to Richard and the family on this significant loss. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Raul (Roy) MartinezPh.D. Holy Cross 63 - San Antonio, TX - Friend   September 19, 2018

My beautiful mother was a loving wife and mother. I miss and love you. I know I will see you again one day.

Posted by Anthony Alvarado - San Antonio, TX - Family   September 19, 2018

so sorry for your loss may the God of all comfort and the hearer of prayer be with your family.

Posted by janie - Neighbor   September 18, 2018

My sincerest & heartfelt condolences on the loss of your wife, mother & grandmother. Our Heavenly Father has gathered her spirit to live in eternal life. She will be you special Angel in Heaven. We will pray for peace &
mercy. God will bless us all one day to reunite us all together in glory. My Love & prayers to all familiy - Sylvia Alvarado & family (cousin)

Posted by Sylvia Alvarado - San Antonio, TX - Family   September 17, 2018

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Christmas Card photo of the Alvarado Family