Margarita Tapia Alvarez, a resident of Barstow for 67 years, passed away Sept. 20, 2012 in Barstow, Calif. She was born on June 22, 1922 in Ponderosa, New Mexico. Margarita was a homemaker. She loved being with her family, I Love Lucy, dining out and going to Costco. She is survived by her sons, Samuel R. Tapia (Maria) of Barstow and Adolph Tapia (Ronnadette) of Barstow; daughters, Lydia Preciado (Mike) of Barstow, Selina Preciado (Carlos) of Fallbrook, Calif., and Nora Bruton (John) of Barstow; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Salomon Tapia; second husband, Pedro Alvarez; and siblings, Nicolas, Antonio, Henry, Silfredo, and Elsie. Services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at 10 a.m. at 1060 Monterey Ave., Barstow, Calif.
Published in the Daily Press on September 25, 2012