Vicky Alvarez

We are sad to announce that Vicky Alvarez of Santa Barbara went home with the Lord on Sept. 12, 2022. She was surrounded by loved ones as she fought through the final days of a years-long illness.

Born on Nov. 4, 1962 in Santa Barbara, Vicky attended local schools, married, and raised her children.

With a good eye for art and artistic talent, Vicky once ran her own private nail salon on Micheltorena Street. She moved to Henderson, Nevada, in the early 2000s to be closer to family, and eventually returned to the area in 2021.

Vicky was known for her wit, her ability to make everyone laugh, and for her big heart. Vicky loved good “old school” music, rooting — loudly — for her grandchildren at sporting games, and celebrating anything and everything with family (her candy buffets and decorations at parties were famous).

Her caring and loving spirit, unquestionable faith, and unwavering support for her family will be greatly missed.

Vicky is preceded in death by her parents Edward and Gloria Garcia; her brother David; and her brother-in-law Tony Alvarez.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years Fernando “Monday;” her brother Steve (Kelly); sisters Georgette Alvarez and Gina Calzada (Rudy); children Felicia Aguilera (Diego) and Armando (Kelly), grandchildren Diego and Angelina; and many nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins. 

Services for Vicky will be as follows: Viewing at Welch Ryce, 15 E. Sola St., 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23; burial ceremony at Calvary Cemetery, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, with a celebration of life following at 1 p.m. at Oak Park.