Mom, I mean Maria Cook 78 passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 14, 2023, in Chandler Arizona. She was born to Jose and Carmen Alvarado, the fourth out six children. Maria led a very happy life with family, friends, and church. In 1964 Maria met Bruce at Elohim Bible Institute and they were happily married for 57 years. She is survived by husband Bruce and sons Thomas and James, daughter in-law Lora, and 3 grandchildren Lucy, Isaiah, and Esther; along with her brothers Sunny and Abraham and sister Joy. Maria preceded in death by her sister Chris and brother Richard. Visitation services are Thursday, September 21,2023 at 6:00 pm at Bunkers 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ. Funeral services are 10:00 am Friday, September 22, 2023 at the Heart of Mesa 851 N. Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ.