Rebecca Contreras Albillar Alvarez

January 04, 2017

Rebecca Contreras Albillar Alvarez 

(1926 – 2016)

On December 10, 2016 Rebecca Alvarez passed away surrounded by her family and friends at Santa Paula Hospital in Santa Paula, CA

Rebecca was born on July 25, 1926 in Phoenix, AZ.  She moved to Port Hueneme, CA with her first husband Ernie Albillar in 1959.  They later divorced and she married John Alvarez in 1978 and they resided in Santa Paula, CA.

Rebecca is survived by her children Barbara Albillar (David Urias), Kathy Albillar Urenda (Alex Urenda, deceased), Stella Albillar Coronado (Alfonso Coronado) and Tina Albillar (Doug Highfill).

Grandchildren Gelsa Urenda-Rojas (Frank Rojas), Gina Eckert, Joseph Eckert, Kacy Coronado, Priscilla Urias, Coreena Coronado, Sylvia Urias and Nicole Enriquez.  Great-Grandchildren Elissa Eckert, Jazmyn Valadez, Jaylen Urenda and Elijah Eckert.

She was a mother and grandmother to many.  Rebecca cared for numerous family members and claimed them as her own.  She was involved in the Colonnades of Oxnard in the 1960s to the 1970s.  She later became a large part of the Santa Paula Youth Pep Squad and remained a big part until her final days where she was known as the Cheer Grandma.  

Celebration of Life will be held at 1pm on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Santa Paula Church of Christ, 276 W. Santa Paula Street.  A reception will follow.

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