Alice Gonzales Navarro

Alice Gonzales Navarro was born Aug. 14, 1934 in San Antonio, Texas, and passed away peacefully in her sleep July 5, 2020, in Santa Maria.  She was 85 years old. Alice was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Alice was born the third youngest child of Hilario Figueroa Gonzales and Elizabeth Morales Gonzales and had eight siblings.

Alice was the loving mother of four children Joseph Anthony Navarro, Alice Ann Huerta, Thomas Edward Navarro and Rudolph Richard Navarro. She was married to Joseph Nereo Navarro for 29 years.  The family moved from Texas to California in 1962, and she continued to live in California ever after.

“Live, Love and Laugh” was a motto Alice embraced in life. Her family and friends were her most cherished treasures. She fully enjoyed parties and family get-togethers. She was fun-loving and enjoyed making people laugh. She was blessed to be raised in a family that encouraged seeing the “bright side” in all of life’s challenges.

Her loving mother Elizabeth was her lifelong hero and role model of unconditional love and support. Alice had a strong faith in God who gave her strength and comfort. Her positive and grateful outlook was contagious to all whoknew her. Laughter was her best medicine.

Alice became one of the first women to obtain her real estate license in California in 1963. She broke sales records and won many awards throughout her 25-year career. As the top sales agent, she successfully mentored new sales people in corporate real estate sales.

Providing a better life for her family propelled her achievements. She successfully balanced motherhood and work. She lovingly coached her children to give their best in every situation and to leave the world a better place than they found it.

Alice enjoyed gardening, camping, bowling, sailing, and listening to classic country music.

Alice is survived by her brothers Samuel Gonzales and Joseph Gonzales, her four children, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

With the current travel and gathering restrictions, her loved ones will celebrate her life virtually and individually.