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Alfonso Ayvar

June 16, 1951 ~ July 13, 2021 (age 70)

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On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, Alfonso Ayvar was called to meet our Lord Savior at the age of 70.  The world has lost a great son, brother, husband, father and Tata.

After several months of declining health, Alfonso died peacefully with his beloved wife Amalia and his children by his side.

Alfonso was born in Cabritero Guerrero on June 16, 1951, to father Delfino Ayvar and Mother Carmen Ayvar Abarca.  He is survived by his wife Amalia Ayvar; children Alfonso Ayvar, Marlene Ayvar-Steele (Hugh) , Isabel Ayvar-Romero (Carlos), Azucena Ayvar-Armijo (Joseph), Ivan Ayvar (Victoria); grandchildren Vilmar Ayvar, Itzayanna Ayvar, Fransheska Ayvar, Alfredo Garnica, Jailene Garnica, Alexa Armijo, Valeria Garnica, Aryanna Armijo, Stephanie Romero, Ivanna Ayvar, Mateo Ayvar and Sebastian Romero; great-grandchildren Raedynn Lafountain, Nyjah Woods, Micah Campos and Xavier Ayvar.

Alfonso spend his childhood years in Mexico, his parents had a bake shop where he learned how to make bread.  He married his wife Amalia when he was 20 years. He moved to USA in the late 80s looking for a better life for him and his family.  He worked as cook in several restaurants, as landscaper, and eventually started a small yard business.

Alfonso was known for many things, but the word that describes him best is strong. Even throughout difficult periods in his life, Alfonso fought till the end. He was compassionate, kind, and had a strong faith in God.  Everyone loved his warm and calm demeanor, his strong will and independent spirit.

Alfonso was great at nicknaming people and when he gave you a nickname, it stuck. He had a nickname for everyone around him, in the family, there is a Gordo, Pollito, Picacha, la Guera, Poncholin, Tucan, Piquito de Oro, Matolo, Camelia la Tejana, boricua and even two Cucas. There are so many others, it was a way for Alfonso to show his love for the important people in his life.

He was a great Tata; it was no surprise to see him on the floor playing with his grandchildren. He was so patient and had a very special bond with each of them. He loved to imitate and play characters. He always had chicle and did magic tricks that blew their minds. His grandchildren describe him as amazing, very funny, a prankster, a jokester, fun to be around but most importantly, a loving Tata.

Afonso is now in heaven with the Lord. Although we no longer have him with us today, he will continue to remain with us in spirit.

On behalf of the Ayvar family, we thank you for your thoughts, love and prayers and support through this difficult time. Alfonso’s life will be celebrated this week. The Viewing will be on Tuesday July 20th, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm (Rosary will be during these hours) 

Spanish:

El martes 13 de julio de 2021, Alfonso Ayvar fue llamado a encontrarse con nuestro Señor Salvador a la edad de 70 años. El mundo ha perdido a un gran hijo, hermano, esposo, padre y Tata.

Después de varios meses de deterioro de su salud, Alfonso murió en paz con su amada esposa Amalia y sus hijos a su lado.

Alfonso nació en Cabritero Guerrero el 16 de junio de 1951, hijo de padre Delfino Ayvar y madre Carmen Ayvar Abarca. Le sobreviven su esposa Amalia Ayvar; los hijos Alfonso Ayvar, Marlene Ayvar-Steele (Hugh), Isabel Ayvar-Romero (Carlos), Azucena Ayvar-Armijo (Joseph), Ivan Ayvar (Victoria); nietos Vilmar Ayvar, Itzayanna Ayvar, Fransheska Ayvar, Alfredo Garnica, Jailene Garnica, Alexa Armijo, Valeria Garnica, Aryanna Armijo, Stephanie Romero, Ivanna Ayvar, Mateo Ayvar y Sebastian Romero; bisnietos Raedynn Lafountain, Nyjah Woods, Micah Campos y Xavier Ayvar.

Alfonso pasó sus años de infancia en México, sus padres tenían una panadería donde el aprendió a hacer pan. Se casó con su esposa Amalia cuando tenía 20 años. Se mudó a Estados Unidos a finales de los 80 en busca de una vida mejor para él y su familia.

Trabajó como cocinero en varios restaurantes, como paisajista y finalmente comenzó un pequeño negocio de jardinería.

Alfonso era conocido por muchas cosas, pero la palabra que mejor lo describe es fuerte. Incluso durante los períodos difíciles de su vida, Alfonso luchó hasta el final. Era compasivo, bondadoso y tenía una gran fe en Dios. A todos les encantaba su comportamiento cálido y tranquilo, su voluntad fuerte y su espíritu independiente.

Alfonso era genial para poner apodos a la gente y cuando te ponía un apodo, se quedaba. Tenía un apodo para todos los que lo rodeaban, en la familia, hay un Gordo, Pollito, Picacha, la Guera, Poncholin, Tucan, Piquito de Oro, Matolo, Camelia la Tejana, Puertorriqueño y hasta dos Cucas. Hay tantos otros, fue una forma de Alfonso de mostrar su amor por las personas importantes en su vida.

Era un gran Tata, no era sorpresa verlo en el suelo jugando con sus nietos. Fue muy paciente y tenía un vínculo muy especial con cada uno de ellos. Le encantaba imitar e interpretar personajes. Siempre tenía chicle e hacía trucos de magia que los dejaban sin palabras. Sus nietos lo describen como asombroso, muy divertido, un bromista, pero lo más importante, un Tata amoroso.

Alfonso está ahora en el cielo con el Señor. Aunque ya no lo tenemos con nosotros hoy, seguirá estando con nosotros en espíritu.

En nombre de la familia Ayvar, le agradecemos sus pensamientos, amor, oraciones y apoyo durante este momento difícil. La vida de Alfonso se celebrará esta semana.

El Velorio será el martes 20 de Julio de 2021 de 6 p.m. a 8 p.m. (el rosario será durante este horario)

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
July 20, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Forest Ridge Funeral Home Memorial Park Chapel
8525 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, Texas 76182

Recitation of the Rosary
Tuesday
July 20, 2021

6:00 PM
Forest Ridge Funeral Home Memorial Park Chapel
8525 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, Texas 76182

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