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07/11/1929 - 07/19/2022
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Alicia Carrera Blanco, age 93, was born in El Paso, Texas on July 11, 1929 to Efren and Amada Carrera. Alicia passed away peacefully in her hometown on July 19, 2022. She attended El Paso High School, and graduated from Palmore Business School. Alicia dedicated her career to government service as a Compliance Officer for the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. She was of the first generation of women to hold such a position. Alicia also served as a Eucharistic minister for many years at St Pius X Church, and Santo Nino de Atocha Church. She was awarded the Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership for her more than 30 years of service. Most of all Alicia had a passion for gardening, and preparing homemade dishes for her family and friends. Alicia was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Rafael F. Blanco, granddaughter, Alexandra Blanco, sister, Dolores Carrera, and brother, Efrain Carrera. Alicia is survived by her sons, Rafael (Dora), Thomas (Sylvia), daughter, Marie Isela (Martin Rodriguez, Jr.), 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, sister, Amada Rivera, and brother, Tomas Carrera.
Services to celebrate Alicia’s life will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 with the Rosary at 6:00 p.m., and Mass Services at 7:00 p.m. at San Jose Funeral Home-East. Burial and Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.