Joseph N. Alvey, 83, departed this life on Friday, February 14, 2014, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was a 'cradle Catholic' who cherished the conviction of his eventual entrance into Heaven. He was the son of J. Adrian Alvey and Lorena Alvey. Joe was born and raised in Kentucky, where he served in the Army National Guard. He also served in the United States Air Force for four years as an MP in Reno, Nev., and Colorado Springs, Colo., among other places. He enjoyed his career in the lab at Pueblo Water Works, where he worked for 35 years. Joe married the love of his life, Winnifred 'Winnie' Alvey, in 1978. Joe is survived by his wife, children and step-children, Suzanne Jennings, Virginia Noble, Laura Alvey, Joseph F. Alvey, Chuck (Denise) Cox, Larry (Deby) Cox, David Cox, Terrie (Mike) Pauly and Scott Cox. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. In addition, two older sisters, Mary Thompson and Wilma Jones, and several nieces and nephews survive him. Joe was a man of strong faith and a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Pueblo. He was active in various community and church functions throughout the years. Joe was a kind, witty and gentle soul who was loved by everyone. He enjoyed making others laugh, traveling, playing the piano, and spending time with family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all. Memorial Mass, 11am, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, St Pius X Parish, 3130 Morris Ave. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. Rest in Peace. your friends Pearl Walker and Donna Herlacher/ Dick Bigelows cousin)
    Our condolences are with all that surrounds you.

  2. Dear Winnie, Suzanne, Jenny, Laura and Fred,

    I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Joe. Since hearing about his passing, I have been thinking about him (and you) a lot. I have many wonderful memories of Joe. One think that always struck me, whenever I saw Joe, was how genuine and caring he was. You could tell by his amazing smile what a kind and loving person he was. He was truly special. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Glenn Jones
    Owensboro

  3. Hi Winnie: I wanted to say how sorry I am about Joe. He was a wonderful person and you were so fortunate to have him in your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God be with you all. As time goes on, I\’d love to see you.

  4. We were so sorry to hear of Uncle Joe’s passing. He was such a sweet man who loved life and enjoyed making others smile. Please know that we are keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mike and Lisa Thompson
    Owensboro, KY

  5. Dear Winnie

    I am so sorry to hear about Joe. I know all too well how it hurts. Not only did I lose Dixie, but have lost Laura as well. I’m in the phone book and assume my e-mail address is with this. Just let me know if there is anything I can do. May God give you his healing.

    Larry Jesser

  6. To Winnie and to all my cousins,

    We wanted to express to each of you our sincere sympathy on the loss of Uncle Joe. He was truly a great guy who was always so happy and smiling. I guess it all stemmed from being genuinely loved by each one of you. To me, Uncle Joe was always a great “gentleman” and will be missed.
    Just know that each one of you will be in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Mike and Mary Lou Jones
    Owensboro, KY

  7. Winnie, Terrie, and family – I loved Joe! I have so many good memories of him. He was always so kind and funny and he loved you all so much! I know he’ll be missed. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Winnie and family, the world is a lesser place with Joe’s passing. He was a true friend and someone who you truly could find no fault with. I will always remember him with a smile and I hope that as your grief lessens, you will also only remember him with smiles and laughter. May Gods peace and love be with you all.

  9. Winnie and family – we are so sorry for Joe’s passing. He is at peace and with God. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, A.J., Kathy-Lyn and kids

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