Zeldina Marie Alves

Alves,Z web picJuly 1939 ~ October 2015

Zeldina Marie Alves, 76, of Delhi passed away on Thursday morning, October 29, 2015 in Hughson, CA at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House after a brief illness.

Zeldina was born in Tulare to Alfred and Olivia Serpa in 1939. She was a member of the first graduating class of Downey High School in 1957 and married Steven Garcia Alves, Jr in 1958 in Riverbank, California whom she met through a mutual friend.

She was a longtime member of the Turlock Horseman’s Club (since 1969) and is remembered affectionately by many for driving the school bus in the Chatom Elementary School district. She last worked at Dale Commons Retirement Community in Modesto where she enjoyed assisting residents with activities and driving them to appointments and outings. In retirement, she volunteered weekly at the Delhi Senior Citizens Center and regularly assisted the Democratic Party on election days.

Zeldina is survived by her husband of 57 years, Steve Alves of Delhi; son Brian (Diane) Alves of Ballico and daughter Kimberly (Jack) Breien of Tulsa, OK; Grandchildren Samuel (Allison) Branco of Oakdale, Stephanie (Carlos) Figueiredo of Denair and Carly Madison of Seaside, OR; brothers, Arthur (Terri) Serpa of Whidbey Island, WA and David Serpa of San Antonio, TX, sister Mary Carol Hauselmann of Modesto, CA and 7 great grandchildren in addition to numerous relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Olivia Serpa, son Scott Alves and granddaughter Robin Alves.

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Allen Mortuary in Turlock, CA with a Rosary to follow. A Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, November 6, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock at 11:30 AM.

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