Mrs. Alves was born July 9, 1937, in Berkeley and lived in Tracy before moving to Manteca. She worked 13 years as a school bus driver in Manteca Unified School District and retired in 1980.
Survivors include three children, Junior Castello, and his wife, Sharon, of Valley Springs, Yvonne Castillo of Manteca and Michael Castello, and his husband, Randy, of Walnut Creek; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Joe and Christine Alves; and two brothers, George Alves and Art Alves.
Graveside services will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Tracy Cemetery, 501 W. Schulte Road, followed by a reception at Mount Oso Masonic Lodge, 1601 N. Tracy Blvd. Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., is handling arrangements.
Contributions in Mrs. Alves’ name may be sent to German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California, P.O. Box 1930, Cupertino, CA 95105-1930 or www.savegsd.org; or to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Northern California Inland Chapter, 1333 Howe Ave., Ste. 113, Sacramento, CA 95825 or www.jdrfnorcal.org.