Obituary for Nita Alirez

Obituary for Nita Alirez

HOWE–Nita Kay Alirez of Howe was born Jan. 23, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Donnie and Joan (Geboe) Stroud and passed away May 1, 2024 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 60.

Funeral service was Tuesday at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with Brother Gene Heflin officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. View Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

She was a long-time resident of the area and a homemaker. Nita enjoyed caring for her family and spending time with them, especially spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed going to Wister Lake to watch the sunset. Nita will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her father, Donnie Stroud; one daughter, Samantha Alirez; one son, Matt Alirez; two sisters Michelle Stroud and Dawn Stroud; one brother, Leif Stroud; three grandchildren Tyler Alirez, Raini Baskins and Taos Alirez; numerous other relatives and host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Joan Stroud and her husband, Herman Alirez.

Pallbearers were Matt Alirez, Jimmy Young, Mark Decker, Chono Trent, Dale Hutchins and Josh Pope.

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