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Maria de Jesus Alvarez de Rodriguez, loving mother, wife, sister, and grandmother, died after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the age of 63 years.

Maria was born on February 26, 1954 in Tenamaxtlan, Jalisco, Mexico. She graduated from Jamie Torres Bodet High School in 1972 and married on May 1, 1974. She enjoyed caring for her family, helping St. Jude's hospital, shopping, and finding new places to dine out.

Maria will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 46 years, Mario, her son Joel, and her grandson Sebastian. Maria will also be fondly remembered by her brother Jose (Maria), Juan (Rosario) and Victor and her sister-in-law Rosa. Maria will also be forever remembered by her numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Maria is predeceased by her parents Jose Guadalupe Alvarez and Felipa Barajas and her son Mario.

Visitation will be in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors at 1415 Campbell Road in Houston, Texas on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1:00pm with a Vigil/Memorial Service at 3:00pm. Burial will be the week of January 22 in Tenamaxtlan, Jalisco, Mexico.