Erlinda was born, October 27, 1920, in Alice, the daughter of Jose Rios and Anastacia Gonzales Rios.
Survivors include her sons, Joe Alvear of San Antonio, Guadalupe Alvear of Runge, Nolberto “Beto” Alvear, Jr. and wife Esperanza of Kenedy and Mercedes Alvear of San Antonio.
Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Nolberto Alvear, Sr. and her son, Frank Alvear.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 and a Rosary was recited Tuesday at 7 p.m., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Kenedy with Rev. Norbert Herman officiating. Interment followed in the Loma Alta Cemetery, Kenedy.