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Elva Ybarra Natera

October 23, 1934 ~ July 16, 2019 (age 84)

Elva Ybarra Natera of Alpine, Texas entered eternal life on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at the age of 84, at her home in Alpine, Texas. She was born October 23, 1934 in San Carlos, Mexico to Jorge and Luz Ybarra. She married Manuel Natera on August 15, 1953 in Fort Hood, Texas.

Elva was a devout Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Peace in Alpine, Texas. Elva was also a member of the Guadalupana Society. Her ministry was helping in the church wherever help was needed. She was a mentor to many who came to her home seeking advice, needing help spiritually, or just someone to talk to.

Elva is survived by her husband, Manuel Natera, Sr. of Alpine and by all her children. Nivia Natera of Alpine, Texas, Manuel Natera, Jr. and wife Shelly of San Antonio, Texas, Ernesto Natera and wife Michelle of Fort Stockton, Texas, David Natera and wife Connie of Alpine, Texas, Israel Natera and wife Imelda of Alpine, Texas and Victor Natera of San Antonio, Texas. Twelve grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. Two brothers, Baldo Ybarra of San Angelo, Texas and Manuel Ybarra and wife Flora of Alpine, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents Jorge and Luz Ybarra. Three sisters, Petra Guebara, Alicia Najera, and Virtudes Valencia. Three brothers, Flavio Ybarra, Jorge Ybarra, and Hector Ybarra.

Rosary service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Monday, July 22, 2019 and Mass of Christian Burial to follow. Burial will be at the Holy Angels cemetery. Fr. Mike Alcuino will officiate.

Alpine Memorial Funeral Home has been entrusted with her services. Online condolences may be made at:


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