Guadalupe Leal Alvarez
December 19, 1923–March 27, 2014
Guadalupe “Lupe” Alvarez, 90 of Turlock passed away at Central Valley Specialty Hospital in Modesto. Lupe was born in Amarillo Texas to Jose and Sabina Leal. Lupe was born into a family of migrant farmworkers. She worked for over 60 years and was picking cotton at the age of 7. She worked for many years in the food processing industries. She retired from Patterson Frozen Foods in 1993. She graduated from Turlock Adult High School and was extremely proud of having a high school diploma.
Lupe had compassion for those in need and was passionate about social issues, human rights and environmental justice issues. She was a faithful supporter of the United Farm Workers, a California Rural Legal Assistance community advisory board member and a founding member of the Central California Environmental Justice Network. She participated in the Southwest Voter Registration Project and was…