October 12th, 2015, AT 2:30 PM/
important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions.
inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our
actions can give beauty and dignity to life."
Dedicated - Disciplined - Passionate - Fair
It is with a heavy heart that we
make this announcement
that Fight Sport Inspector Rebecca Alvarez past away
around 4 AM this morning.
Rebecca was a former California
State Athletic Commission (CSAC) Lead Inspector as well as part
of the CSAC Office staff for many years. as an event Inspector she mainly worked
in Northern California where she was well known to many, especially those of us
with the IKF. She was by far one of the
Best Lead Inspectors of the CSAC! Having what we like to call "That
Old School Background," Rebecca was able to juggle four main
ingredients of a good fight sport inspector. She was dedicated to her job, kept
strong discipline when she was in charge, but was also able to keep that
discipline in check with her passion and fairness to others.
Rebecca was one of the most knowledgable Inspectors in
the business not only in the middle of the action as an event Inspector, but
also as part of the CSAC Office Staff. Her
knowledge in the various fight sports made her a valuable asset both in the
front office and in the field. Her knowledge was so vast that she was often
called upon to work with other event promoters as part of their staff or just as
a consultant to fine tune their events.
Rebecca's family is in our prayers here at the IKF as we are sure they are with many involved in
fight sports here in California over the last 15+ years. Rest in Peace Miss
Rebecca... It's now your time to serve a higher purpose with your
Dedication, Discipline, Passion and Fairness to others...
As of this article posting we had no information in
regards to funeral services. When we have them, we will post them here.
October 14th, 2015, AT 11:00 PM/
there is someone that dreams of your smile, and finds in your presence that life
is worthwhile, so when you are lonely remember it's true, someone somewhere is
thinking of you."
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR
Friday October 16th
PM, Service will start at 3:00 PM. This will all be at the cemetery;
Cherokee Memorial Cemetery Chapel, Lodi, CA 95240.
99 at Harney Lane) (209) 334-9613
Reception to follow at the Family Ranch,
Directions will be provided at the service. Donations would be Greatly
Rebecca D. Alvarez, age 63, born in Stockton, CA,
passed away in Lodi, CA with her family by her side. She was a spirited,
fun-loving person that loved sharing stories and making people laugh. She was an
animal lover and passionate about sports; From her days of playing competitive
softball and through her work at the State Athletic Commission. Rebecca was a
trailblazer, becoming the first ever female Athletic Inspector in the State of
California. Rebecca loved her family and friends. She was a prankster, defender
of the underdog and tell-it-like-it-is person. She enjoyed music, dancing and a
good joke. She was loyal and true, honest and caring and will be missed by those
that knew her.
Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Cora
Singh of Acampo, CA and is survived by her daughter Mikka Alvarez of Acampo, CA
and many other family members.
Services will be held at Cherokee Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Lodi,
Harney Lane and Hwy 99. Viewing Friday from 2-3 pm, service immediately
following at 3PM.
Event Officials For The 2011 IKF West Coast Classic
THOUGHTS FROM OTHERS
FROM JOHNNY DAVIS.
R.I.P. Rebecca Alvarez......my former Executive Assistant
with AK Promotions She help open doors for so many!
Life is so full of ups and downs.. and today has been a rollercoaster of
good and bad news that I will share more later ...from a high over the success
this past weekend of the IKF East Coast Kickboxing Classic in Myrtle
Beach, SC to this low of the sad news of my former Executive Assistant for many
of my events while in CA Rebecca Alvarez.
Rebecca made sure that officials at the event were organized and on
point as she did for my events and other promoters like Mr. Don Chargin...a
renown promoter of many great Boxing World Champions.
I can't say enough about Rebecca...sweet, kind, passionate and
caring to name a few. She was calm and soft spoken but made things happen.
Sometimes she did not feel her best but always gave it!
While working together she help lead the charge along with the IKF and
myself to allow Juniors to fight legally in Full Contact Kickboxing events in
California. Today, you have hundreds of juniors who are now allowed to fight
earlier in the ring as they do in Boxing and other countries which makes them
In 2009, Rebecca was also one of the main forces in getting the
State of CA to finally allow tournament style events where fighters can fight
more than once in a day...hence you have Glory Kickboxing and others allowed to
do their events in CA today! Although sometimes, we became discouraged with the
process with the Dept. of Consumer Affairs...she encouraged us to push on...and
that we did until victorious.
I'm proud that we were able to present her with an achievement award at the
First ever IKF West Coast Classic in 2011 in Sacramento
after we started the campaign to open the doors to have the event that she
worked so hard to accomplish. It was an emotional day for me in presenting this
award to her back then knowing that she was not well and this day was closer
than anybody wanted to admit...but in Rebecca-like fashion...she fought
hard and survived four more years!
She was a doer and also gave many years to the California Athletic
Commission and in my opinion never got the credit she deserved.
Thanks Rebecca for all you did for me and the sport of Kickboxing and Boxing
as well as other contact sports. You are physically gone but you will be forever
remembered...with your name forever etched in my heart... I will continue to ...
Forward March...R.I.P. Rebecca ...JD