Elva M. Alanis
December 16, 1934
March 12, 2019
Elva Magallanez Alanis, 84, of Odessa, TX passed away Tuesday, March 12th at Medical Center Hospital after a bout with cancer. At her side were her children and grandchildren.
She was born to Concha and Henry Magallanez, December 16th, 1934 in Presidio,
TX. She was a graduate of Marfa High School where she was first chair clarinetist of the Marfa Shorthorn Band. She attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Odessa, TX and was an active 1st grade catechist with her daughter.
Elva was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Joe R. Alanis.
She is survived in death by her brother Hilario A. Magallanez, of El Paso, TX and her four children, Joe Alanis Jr. of Quemado, TX, Ben Edward Alanis of Albuquerque, NM, John Edward Alanis of Eagle Pass, TX and Elizabeth Alanis-Avila of Odessa, TX. She has 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Elva was a valued and active community member wherever she lived. In El Paso and in Presidio, she was active in booster clubs for Riverside and Presidio High School. She was a reporter and distributor for Presidio International newspaper and was an active member of Santa Teresa de Jesus de Avila Catholic Church in Presidio, TX. She was a Cub Scout den mother and a cheerleader mom. She loved crocheting, tending to her flowers, listing to music and playing piano, as well as clarinet. Most importantly, she was a loving mother and grandmother and a faithful wife and friend. She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.