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Alicia Ugartechea

January 10, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.
Alicia Ugartechea - Submitted photo

Alicia Ugartechea, 67, of Hot Springs, Ark., gained her wings on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.

She was born July 18, 1953, in Mexico, to the late Jose and Maria (Castillo) Moreno. She lived in the Fountain Lake community for over 40 years, where she raised four children. She was a devoted wife, dedicated mother, and loving grandmother. She was employed by Fountain Lake School for 20 years, and for 30 years ran her own sewing and alterations business from home.

Her greatest joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren. She treasured and embraced every moment she could with them. She loved her role as her grandchildren's "Mimi" and she enjoyed spending all of her time with them. She had a heart of gold and always had a beautiful smile on her face. She loved traveling, shopping, sewing, cruising, cooking and hosting family dinners every Sunday. She was extremely talented when it came to her passion for sewing. She was so talented in her craft, that she could create anything by just looking at a picture. She was very well known in Hot Springs and surrounding areas for her incredible sewing abilities. She was a very family-oriented woman and she made sure to teach her children the importance of loving and respecting one another. She never left home without looking her best. She loved getting dolled up to go shopping every weekend. She was a strong, kind, caring, hard-working, genuine soul and she welcomed everyone with open arms.

She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Sabas Ugartechea Jr.; children, Claudia Kloosterman (Chris), Cindy Ugartechea-Herring (Jade), Sabas Ugartechea III (Bethany) and Sandra Ugartechea-Vaughn (Jason); her siblings, Emilio Moreno, Virginia Moreno, Silvia Moreno, Luis Moreno and Jose Moreno; and grandchildren Caleb Herring, Alycia Herring, Cruze Ugartechea, Carsyn Ugartechea and Jace Vaughn.

Given the current pandemic conditions, the family will hold a celebration of life in Alicia's honor in the Summer of 2021. Cards and flowers can be sent to the family at 541 Quarry Mtn Rd., Hot Springs, AR 71901. The family is also accepting restaurant gift cards to be donated to the 4 West Covid unit nurses and/or the Covid ICU nurses at CHI St. Vincent.

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