Erica Marie Alvarado
May 22, 1987  -  August 26, 2018

Erica Marie Alvarado

Ballard Funeral Home
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Friday, August 31, 2018
10:00 am to 5:00 am
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St. Peters Catholic Church
109 E. Deming
Roswell, NM  88203
Saturday, September 1, 2018
11:00 am
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Celebration of Life
St. Peters Catholic Church
109 E. Deming
Roswell, NM  88203
Saturday, September 1, 2018
11:30 am
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Ballard Crematory
910 S. Main Street
Roswell, NM  88203
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Erica Marie Alvarado
A rosary will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 1, 2018 at St. Peters Catholic Church with the celebration of life to follow at 11:30 am. with Father Charlie Martinez, OFM officiating.

Erica was an Angel here on earth. Anyone who knew her fell in love with her charismatic nature. She was always there when you needed her as a friend, to give direction in your time of need. She was the girl who made you smile and laugh even if she didn’t mean to with her happy, bubbly, quirky personality.

She brought us life when she came into the world as a gift from the Lord. She was the best daughter a mother and father could have, and Rick and I were blessed to have her as our "One and Only".

Erica's love was Mike Acevedo. Her biggest joy though was being a momma to her little princess Emma Jade. Dressing her like a doll, combing her curly hair, taking her shopping, dance lessons and swimming. She also enjoyed being a homemaker, trying new recipes for Mike, decorating her home beautifully for holidays, especially Christmas.

After 5 weeks in the ICU and 2 wonderful "come backs" to give us her beautiful smile and facial eye expressions, our loving, good hearted, beautiful Erica Alvarado took Jesus's hand, Sunday, August 26, 2018 and slipped away from us to her Heavenly home. There she awaits her loving family and friends who ardently prayed for her recovery, Our Lord had a different plan, she succumbed to a disease called (NASH).

Erica was born on the 22nd of May 1987 to Rick Alvarado and Mary Anne Sarli-Alvarado. She is survived by her fiancé Mike Acevedo and her pride and joy, her daughter 3-year-old Emma Jade Acevedo, her Beloved grandmother Martha K. Romero, her aunts; Loretta and Cecil Tomas, Judy and Bob Nunez, Janet Romero, Judy Alvarado, Diana and Henry Lucero, Dolores Hicks, and Cristina Mary Alvarado. Her uncles; Homer Sarli, Alex Sarli, Frank Alvarado, Joe Alvarado and Pete Garcia. Special cousins Homer Dee, David and Jon Sarli, many more beloved cousins too numerous to mention. Mike's family Mike Acevedo Sr. and Lupita Everette. Martha and Bobby Trujillo and his sister Jasmine. She loved all the extended family she acquired through Mike and enjoyed having them all at their home for special holidays and gatherings. Special Lifetime BFF's Serena Reeves Carrillo, Krystle Ortega Ybarra, Valerie Vega, Vanessa Talavera Chavez, Nicole Espinoza, Vanessa Avila-Talamantes, Nadine Deeter McCray, Vanessa Alvarado, Monica Marquez and Brian Flores Vigil and many many more also too numerous to mention. You all know who you are.

Erica graduated from Roswell High in 2005 and had an Associate degree from ENMU. Being the people person that she was, her bubbly, happy personality made her many beautiful friends and regulars who always asked for her tables at Red Lobster where she served for 10 years enjoying meeting new people.

For sure Erica was a special child of God, we will never understand why she was taken from us so young, WHY? (Wait) (Hope) (Yield) we waited, we hoped, and finally yielded to Gods Will.

Many thanks to all for the visits to and in Albuquerque, to all the prayer warriors who never gave up day after day. To our family and friends who brought food to us and offered help in every way. May God Bless each and everyone always in all ways.

You left us broken hearted, leaving us so soon
and now we must find comfort in our memories of you
Erica brought us love and joy, from the moment of her birth
Sweet natured with a squeaky voice much more than we deserved

Vivacious, fun and silly, a heart so kind and true
So many dreams of what life would bring
Family, home and school

A smile that could calm the sea
eye of does-it’s true
She used them every chance she had
At times took advantage too

She leaves behind her Emma Jade
her heart, her soul, her pride
So many friends and families
will miss her by their side

Her light will surely stay with us
For every life she touched
Her parents and her family
Of whom she loved so much

You’ll walk with us forever
your memory will not fade
We'll cherish every memory
and share with Emma Jade

Until we meet again my love
Our Angel once here on Earth
We'll wait and pray and dream
Someday we meet at Heaven’s gate


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  1. Lisa G.
    , NM

    So saddened for the loss of Erica. My condolences to the Alvarado family. May you cherish the memories and find comfort in the “God of all comfort”. 2 Corinthians 1:3

  2. MH
    , OH

    My deepest sympathy to the Alvarado family and friends. May you cherish the blessing she was in your lives and keep her close to your hearts and minds. John 6:40

  3. Deanne Towler
    Roswell, NM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had the great honor of working with Erica at Red Lobster for 3 yrs. She was always so happy and made us smile everyday. She truly was an angel on earth.

  4. Brandi Mosby
    Murfreesboro, TN

    I was lucky enough to get to know Erica after high school! She was such a beautiful soul and could make anyone smile at the drop of a hat! I know she will be missed by many! Thoughts and love to her family and that beautiful girl Emma Jade!

  5. Rita Pacheco
    Roswell, NM

    Rick , Mary and family.. Your Angel is resting , my deepest condolences . She was loved by many, and she definitely will be missed. I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. My Hope's is that god comforts all of the hearts that loved and knew your beautiful daughter. May she RIP .

  6. Betty Mendes
    Roswell, NM

    Erica was a very kind and beautiful lady she will be missed very much May she Rest In Peace.

  7. Monica "Acevedo" Garcia
    Roswell, NM

    My deepest condolences to Mike & Emma Jade, Maryann & Rick, Mike Sr. & Lupita. Erica was blessed with a loving family and many wonderful friends. Her obituary was so beautiful. As I read it I could hear her voice and see her smiling face. She will forever be loved and missed. I was honored to call her niece and honored that she was a part of my life. Until we meet again beautiful Erica! Love you lots! Prayers of comfort and Peace to The Alvarado and Acevedo Families.

  8. Mary Trujillo
    Roswell, NM

    Rick, Im so sorry for your loss. I remember meeting her when she was s little girl back then she was a bubbly little girl. My Granddaughter was blessed to have worked with her at Red Lobster ...Know that my prayers are with you and the rest of the family especially her Pride and Joy...her Daughter...the Lords garden has gotten a beautiful flower the Lords choir has gotten a heavenly voice and His table She is sitting at his right hand with no pain and tears and that we may see her again and that she may greet us all at the Lords table ....Mary Trujillo ( Nova Bus )

  9. Elida
    Roswell, NM

    May the peace of love of God surround you and hold you in this very difficult time.
    Erica waited on my husband and I, we lived her.. She truly was an angel

  10. Azaleah
    Dallas, TX

    She is a gem, such a sweet soul. She will be missed by so many, but never forgotten. God bless her family and friends.



  12. Cyndi Rae Lara
    Chicago, IL

    Mary Rick, Emma and all her family and friends.
    My heart going out to you all at this very difficult time.
    I'm sorry I could not be with you but know I'm there in heart and spirit.
    I will continue to pray for each and everyone of you.
    Blessing your way today and everyday.
    My you find comfort knowing she's flying high in the heavens.
    Know I love you dearly.
    Cyndi Rae Lara

  13. Robin Bernhart
    Rio Rancho, NM

    I have known this beautiful bright young lady for about 3 years. Every time I worked with Erica her section was full of regulars. People who she had made her “family!” She will always be in our hearts and part of who we are. I am grateful to have known her, and sad to have lost her. Godspeed.

  14. Tera and Jordan Martinez
    Roswell, NM

    I really didn’t know Erica but hearing all the wonderful stories and the way she impacted people life I pray her family and friends stay strong and god bless!!!!

  15. Misty Terry
    Fort Hood, TX

    I am so glad I had to pleasure of having you in my life for the 3 years we were stationed in Roswell. Rest in Peace my sweet sweet friend.

  16. Richard and Carmen Briseno
    Washington, UT

    Rick and Mary Ann our condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter. May our Lord embrace you both and hold you tight in his arms.

  17. Vanessa Fuentes
    Roswell, NM

    My deepest condolences to Erica’s family. I didn’t personally know Erica just met her in passing but she truly was a great person. She will be missed by many!

  18. Lisa Sandoval
    Roswell, NM

    So sorry for your loss! She was a beautiful soul!! She will be dearly missed!

  19. Silvia
    Roswell, NM

    Mike, Emma, Rick and Mary Anne, my deepest most sincere condolences to you all. Erica was such a kind soul. I hope you all know how much she was loved. I never saw Erica without a smile. I will miss her dearly...

  20. Patti O’Meara Joy
    Artesia, NM

    My thoughts and prayers are with Erica’s Fiancé, Daughter, Mom, Dad and her Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I truly feel blessed to have been friends with Erica in high school, she was an amazing person inside and out. She would always make you smile and laugh, her smile was contagious. She will truly be missed.

  21. Pastor Barbara Norfor Lynch
    Roswell, NM

    My prayers are with you all. I thank God for allowing me to know and love Erica. She gave great hugs and was a proud mama showing those pics. I pray daily for your comfort in Christ. Peace be to you all!

  22. Joan
    Roswell, NM

    Your daughter was such a beautiful person. I still remember the first day I met her. Her little ears were sticking out of her tiny winter hat.
    Erica grew in to a beautiful and caring young woman. Her smile lit up a room. She was always so sweet and bubbly.
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for all of you 🙏🏻🙏🏻
    Erica is your Guardian Angel in Heaven, watching over all of you ✨✨✨

  23. Brenda Acevedo
    Roswell, NM

    You'll truly be missed!
    Our holidays an special occasions will never be the same. Tio Larry an I LOVE you!

  24. Nadine Deeter McCray
    Fort Benning, GA


    I will never forget our adventures throughout high school, college, and adult years. This just feels so unreal to me and I love and miss you very much. Remember when we were trying to plan a trip and to convince everyone we said "everyone" was going lol but really you were "everyone" I just wish we could have one more of everything....

  25. Antoniett Gibson
    Roswell, NM

    My deepest Condolences, and may God give Erica's Family strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  26. Rena
    Roswell, NM

    I am so sorry for your loss my condolences go out to you and your family she will be missed from everybody that loved her she's in heaven now shinging down on everybody

  27. Natalie Martinez
    Roswell, NM

    Mary and Rick my deepest condolences in the loss of your beautiful Erica. My heart felt prayers for you and your family in your time of sorrow. Love Natalie

  28. Waldo and Bea Apodaca
    Roswell, NM

    Sarlie and Alvarado families we are so sorry for your great loss, you have been in our constant prayers daily.

  29. Valerie Vargas
    Roswell, NM

    Erica growing up with you was such a blessing always going over with Amanda and Diego. You were a blessing to me. Until we meet again beautiful angel

  30. Bobby matta
    Roswell, NM

    It was nice knowing you and we are all gonna miss ur smile u where a good friend heaven has gained a beautiful angel

  31. Charlie & Lupe Gomez
    Roswell, NM

    May the Lord be with all of Erica's family and comfort them in their time of need !

  32. Pilar Harris
    Roswell, NM

    My dear Marie and Rick, I am truly sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, my heart breaks for the both of you. May god comfort your broken hearts. May your beautiful Erica Rest In Peace. She will be watching over you both and her beautiful daughter. Love you both. God bless your family.

  33. Esperanza and Raymond Otero
    Roswell, NM

    We are so sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you and your family.

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