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“Rita is in Heaven with a new body! My prayers are with Rodney and all who love her. May God comfort you all until you see her again across the Jordan. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Sam Bradley - Salinas, CA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Carol Morales-Gonzales - CA

“Rita is living a new life of freedom with a renewed wisdom. I'm sorry for your broken hearts and pray for your comfort. such a loss to endure, peace...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Judy Denton - Laguna Hills, CA

“To Rodney and family, I express my deepest condolences on the loss of your sister. You and your family are being lifted-up in prayer. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Jess Calderon - Hughesville, PA

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Rita was my very best friend when we were in grammar school together. I have very fond memories of her. She was...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Susan Breschini Clements - CA

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of cousin Rita Lou. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Stella Consolacion - Newark, CA


Rita Lou Denton-Alvarez, 57, of Soledad entered into eternal peace, Monday, April 30, 2012 while at home with her family after a long illness. Rita was born October 10, 1954, a daughter of the late James and Joyce Denton. She graduated from Gonzales High School in 1973. She loved gardening, taking care of animals, and going on long drives to enjoy the scenery. She loved nature and saw the beauty of God's creation in everything around her. She had a deep faith in the Lord and trusted in his plan for her. She cherished every moment she spent with her family and friends, especially those with her grandchildren. She was a wonderful woman with a big heart full of compassion and kindness. She will be missed forever by all those who knew and loved her. She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her husband; "Greñas" Alvarez, her daughters; Christina Marin, Teresa Alvarez, Rebecca Alvarez, and Crystal Alvarez-Moreno, her grandchildren; Brenda and Amanda Marin, Joseph Bustos, and Alexis and Andrew Medina, her brothers; James W. Denton and Rodney Denton among other loving family and friends. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty Chapel, 274 Kidder St. in Soledad, CA. Interment will follow at Soledad Cemetery.

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