Ramon Alvarez

  • Died: August 1, 2017
  • Location: Indio, California

FitzHenry - Wiefels

83057 Requa Avenue
Indio, CA 92201

Tel. (760) 347-2265

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ramon Alvarez, 54, of Indio, CA was called to our Lord on August 1, 2017. Born to Maria Cruz Sanchez of Coachella, Ramon graduated from Coachella Valley High School Class of 1981. He attended University California of Riverside and upon his return to the Coachella Valley, Ramon married his high school sweetheart, Mercy, in 1982.
Ramon was part of the Desert Sands Unified School District family as a warehouse assistant. Serving his faith to the Lord, Ramon was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Indio Council of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Serving the community, he was a member of the Eagles Lodge and coached multiple youth sports from little league to high school football. Besides being a coach and mentor Ramon was an avid sports fan.
He leaves his beloved wife of 34 years Mercy Alvarez, his daughter Erica Alvarez and his two son's Ramon and Samuel Alvarez. He is also survived by his Mother, Maria Cruz Sanchez and his sister Yolanda Garza. He leaves behind large extended family. He was preceded in death by his aunt Berta Coronado and mother-in-law Alice Arias Torres.
Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Thursday August 10, 2017. Viewing at 10 a.m., with Rosary at 11 a.m. and mass at 11:30 p.m. Interment will follow immediately at Coachella Valley cemetery. Arrangement are being held by the Fitzhenry-Wiefels. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in care of to CVHS Alumni Assoc. P.O Box 3021, Indio CA 92202. Please note to CV-Indio Football Reunion Scholarship Fund in memory of Ramon Alvarez.


Condolence & Memory Journal

There are no words to express how sorry we are as we found out about Ramon . We were stunned to find out about Ramon God bless all of Alvarez family he was such an inspiration happy guy and a good friend to Steve and myself for many years much love to you Mercy our prayers will be for you and your family forever God bless you we love you and pray for you Steven and Patty escalera.

Posted by Steve and Patti Escalera - Indio, CA   September 12, 2017

Mercy I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. It's been a long time since i have seen both of you. May he rest in peace. God bless you and your family in this time of grief.

Posted by Lorie Rios - Indio, CA   August 17, 2017

To the family of Ramon Alvarez:

Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you all on the loss of your beloved Ramon.

Ramon is in the hands of our Lord in his kingdom in heaven, and he will always watch over you, walk beside you, and forever live in your hearts and memory.

He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. May he rest in peace.

May God bless you all in your time of grief, sorrow, and mourning.


Dolores & Christina Chavira
Coachella, CA

Posted by A friend   August 17, 2017

Miss Mercy and family,

I'm sorry I could not make it to the funeral. I am so sorry for your loss and Ramon will be greatly missed. Thank you for always being there for my family and for your kindness. Ramon was a wonderful person and my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Love always,
Sara George (Esther's daughter)

Posted by Sara George - Long beach, CA - friend   August 16, 2017

Rest in peace, Brother Ramon, from another Brother of the Indio Knights of Columbus.

Brother Richard Candelaria

Posted by A friend   August 16, 2017

God bless him and his family, I had the opportunity to meet him when I drove a school bus!Praying for all!

Posted by A friend   August 12, 2017

Mercy, we attended the funeral services for Ramon. The OLPH Church was packed with family and friends. Standing room only. Even the Eagles Lodge, food reception, standing room only. That tells you how much we all love Ramon. He will be missed, but we treasure all the memories we have of Ramon with you Mercy and Ramon Jr, Samuel and Erika. Take care my friend and I will continue praying for you and the Alvarez Family. Love you with all our heart. Gloria.Joby.Robert.Nicole Velasquez.

Posted by gloria velasquez - Indio, CA - Family Friend   August 11, 2017

I'm so sorry for Your loss, My Condolences for all Your Family. Lo siento mucho Mercy.
Minerva Munoz

Posted by minerva munoz - indio, CA   August 11, 2017

What a beautiful service today! So much love from so many people that Ramon has touched in his life!
I feel so lucky to be one of them! Hang in there Alvarez fam! He will never be far from you. And we will be here to love and support always! ❤

Love Gina and the Machado family

Posted by Gina Machado - Indio, CA   August 10, 2017

Mercy I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. There are no words at a time like this. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Posted by Lynne Perez - Indio, CA - Friend   August 10, 2017

Alvarez Family, True and Sincere words to a Father and Friend. Ramon will always be remembered by Me as "A step up too the plate n do it" type of guy. For the time I knew him I felt we had known
Each other all r lives. Sports and the Kids is what made him "just Do It". And never expected credit , where it was much deserved. Family Friend , Sincerely Carlos Correa.

Posted by A friend   August 10, 2017

I'm going to miss you my Brother. Your random calls to check up on me, keeping me up to date on high school football in the Coachella Valley, and telling me what our players are up to. My prayers for healing to all of the family, Mercy, Erica, Ramon and Sam. I know he's looking down on us with that smile.


Posted by A friend   August 10, 2017

Our Deepest Condolences to the Alvarez Family. We are really going to miss Ramon and his Huge Heart of Gold. Ramon was such a giving person. We always had a fun time being around Mercy and Ramon, they had a way of making you feel happy and loved. We will miss laughing and sharing stories.

Posted by John & Belen Blanco - Chula Vista, CA   August 09, 2017

Remembering when me and Deedee were little n u Nana would have to takes us every where with u guys..do much memories I will hold close...til we see u again forever in my heart..tell Tia Bert hi for me...love u always

Posted by Melissa Medina - Coachella, CA   August 09, 2017

My thoughts and prayers for the Alvarez family. May the Lord bring peace to your heart.

Posted by Diana Fermon - Indio, CA   August 09, 2017

The loss of Mr. Alvarez really hurt me. Coach Alvarez influenced so many and really treated us all like family. Not only the football players but every student he ever interacted with. He was always joking around and always put a smile on all our faces. You will be missed and we will keep your family in my prayers.

- Jerez Family

Posted by Jay Jerez - Indio, CA   August 09, 2017

Thank you Coach Alvarez for being an amazing, easy to talk to, loving man. I'm going to miss seeing you at random times in the valley, always asking you how Sammy was. Watch over your family from up there coach, i'll be praying for your loved ones. -Love Kevin Solis

Posted by Kevin - San Diego, CA   August 09, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort and strength for the family during this difficult time.

Posted by Yolanda and Robert Hodges - Indio, CA   August 09, 2017

Thank you Mr. Alvarez for you support of all Erica's cheer friends through out the years. Sending my love to you Erica and your family. My heart is with all of you.

Posted by Katrina Jasso - Bermuda Dunes, CA   August 09, 2017

My thoughts and condolences to your family! He was such a sweet man! All my love, Alicia Romero Bertolette ❤

Posted by Alicia Romero Bertolette - Loma Linda, CA   August 09, 2017

Mercy & Family,

I could not imagine what you are going through at this time I pray for you and your family. Ramon long time high school friend will be missed by many your smile and your unique white hair that I admired rest in peace my dear friend.

Posted by hope tapia (franco) - indio, CA   August 09, 2017

We found each other again after 30+ years and it was a wonderful day filled with childhood memories. I will always remember you as "Little Ramon" and "Ramoncillo" because that's who you are to me. I am thankful we found each other as adults and got to see what a wonderful man you became. You will be missed, my childhood friend. My condolences to Mercy, Erica, Boo and Sammy.

Posted by Lourdes Vega - La Quinta, CA   August 09, 2017

Miss Mercy and family,

My sincerest condolences and prayers are extended to you all. I pray you all be sustained by God's grace through this hardship, and find comfort in knowing Ramon is now in the presence of our Lord and Savior. May the Holy Spirit comfort you all with His peace.

Rest in peace Ramon, and thank you for always being so kind and loving toward my daughter and grandchildren. You will be missed and always thought of with great fondness.

Posted by Brenda Johnson - Indio, CA   August 09, 2017

My most heartfelt sorrow as you mourn your loss of Ramon, a husband and a father to all of you. Much love and prayers being sent from here by your cousin's, The Montez Family. God Bless all of you.-PEACE
Mike, Shawn Michael, Rayna Louise, Douglas Bradley and their Families.

Posted by Miguel Montez Jr & Family - Las Vegas, NV   August 09, 2017

To my Niece Mercy and her children,

I am still in shock . However, deep in my heart I
know my nephew Ramon is in Heaven and I am
sure he has already found a warehouse to work
in and a Sport Team to Coach. And MOST of all
he his no longer in pain... Ramon R.I.P. my friend
until that day when we will see each other again

Mercy, Erica, Ramon, Samuel God Bless You and
Comfort You. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!!!!!
Uncle Jack

Posted by Jack Sloan - Indio, CA   August 09, 2017

Ramon: You were so good to John in his last days! You and Sam came running, when John fell, and I could not get him up! You always did the Lord's work, my friend! Now, rest in peace in His loving arms. Mrs. Ross

Posted by Kathleen Ross - Indio, CA   August 08, 2017

My most sincere condolences. Ramon will always have a special place in my heart, as without him, I would not have met the love of my life. Thank you Box for being a special friend. Mercy and Family our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Leti and Manuel

Posted by Leti Rodriguez - Cathedral City, CA   August 08, 2017

Mercy and family, my deepest sympathy and praying that God help you during this difficult time. I remember both of you as sweethearts from high school. Remember and cherish those beautiful memories. May he RIP!!
Lovingly, Mrs. Rosaina Martinez

Posted by A friend   August 08, 2017

Mercy, Erica, Ramon, and Sammy....Wishing you comfort in your time of sadness, and hoping you know that even though there are no perfect words to ease the pain in your heart, there is caring in every thought of you. Our deepest sympathy...

Posted by Correa/Lopez Family - Indio, CA   August 08, 2017

Ramon you will be missed dearly, you and Mercy were the perfect couple. My old friend I'm so sorry for you and your children, my prayers are with you all. Love ❤ you!!

Posted by Esperanza Munoz Jarvio - Indio, CA - Friend   August 07, 2017

Erica, Boo, and Sammy...
Know that your dad will be with you always in your heart and memory; smiling and loving you!
Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom during this difficult time.
Love you,
Albert & Dean

Posted by Albert Singleterry - Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Friend   August 07, 2017

Mercy, my deepest condolences for you and your family. Such a true love that you and Ramon shared. I can only imagine how sad you are to not have him by your side. Big hugs and kisses to all of you. May Ramon rest in peace. Edna

Posted by Edna Connolly - San Diego, CA - Family Friend   August 07, 2017

My dear friend Mercy,
Our most heartfelt and sincere condolences to you, Erica, Boo, and Sammy. You know how special Ramon was to us all, and how our hearts will miss him terribly. Our memory of him will forever make us laugh and smile!
Love you my beautiful friend!

Posted by Albert Singleterry - Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Friend   August 07, 2017

Ramon, you have been a great friend to my family and also a fun to be around co-worker. You will deeply be missed. Prayers to the family. May you rest in peace...

Posted by Diana Rivera Tiaga - La Quinta, CA   August 07, 2017

You will be missed my friend. My love and prayers to Mercy, your children and family.

Posted by Ellen Belyeu - Algoma, WI   August 07, 2017

Ramon you hada heart of gold! Rest In Peace. Prayers for Mercy, your kids,and all of your family.

Posted by George and Marjorie Castro - Indio, CA - Friend   August 06, 2017

Rest In Peace Compadre. My heart is sadden because you are no longer here with all who love you. Our plan is never known and we are never promised more time than God has planned out for each of us. You are going to be missed by so many people, including myself. I am so grateful that I visited with you and Mercy several weeks ago,after many years of staying in communication. I know I have another Angle watching down over me and your God daughter. Mercy(Comadre) if there is anything you need, a shoulder to rest on, an ear to listen or someone helping you remember the 34 years of memories you have shared with Ramon, I am a phone call away and a block up the road. Deepest condolences to you and your family.....Melinda Jones Ruiz (760) 698-2733.

Posted by Melinda Ruiz - Indio, CA - Family   August 05, 2017

Cousin Mercy and family...just remember although he is not physically with you...he will be forever at your side...always in our hearts. We are praying for all of you and send you our love.

Posted by Becky Arias Perez Vertti,Karla Caponera and family. - Orange County, CA   August 05, 2017

Doug and I are praying for your comfort. We know the many wonderful memories you shared with Papabear will bring you strength. I know he will watch over you all and that you will be together again one day. Sending you our love. Doug and Jackie Leany

Posted by Jackie Leany - Temecula, CA - Friend   August 04, 2017