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Obituary: Maria Amada Alcaraz, 1913 -2013
Maria Amada Alcaraz, 1913 2013
Maria Amada Alcaraz, 1913 2013

Maria Amada Alcaraz, 81, of Othello, died Tuesday May 28, 2013, at Othello Community Hospital.
Maria was born in Escuinapa, Sinaloa, Mexico, Sept. 12, 1913. Throughout her life, she would travel into the United States to help with harvest. In 1975, she immigrated to the United States, settling in Mount Vernon, where she worked in the strawberry, berry and cucumber harvests. Later that year, she moved to Othello and went to work for Harvest Fresh. She took care of her mother until she passed away. Maria also worked for Carnation, Lamb Weston and Western Cold Storage and every June, she helped with the cherry harvest.
Maria was an avid gardener and was well known for her roses and vegetables. She enjoyed craft work and created many beautiful necklaces and earrings. She also sewed and crocheted. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and will be remembered as a very giving person, she always donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital and to St. Joseph Seminary.
Maria was preceded in death by her parents and a son Ismael. She is survived by her sons Javier (Virginia), of Othello, and Roberto, of Mexico; 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
Mass was celebrated for Maria Tuesday, May 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Chapel. To sign the guest book and to leave a note for the family, please visit

Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, July 6, 2013
Article comment by: Sharon Englehart

Are you SURE she was born in 1913?
My mother was born in 1912 and she's 100 years plus!

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