Alfredo Ibarra

Obituary of Alfredo Perez Ibarra

Alfredo Perez Ibarra (Fred) was born to his late parents Ramon Sr. and Socorro Ibarra on December 24, 1958 in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuaha Mexico. He passed away peacefully on December 15, 2020. Fred moved with his parents and 6 siblings to Terminous California at the age of 4. He was the 4th of 7 children, and was raised in Lodi Ca. He is now resting with his late sister Olivia I. Lopez and is survived by his siblings: Berta A. Marquez, Ramon Ibarra Jr, Raul Ibarra (Esther), Veronica P. Avalos (Hector) and Jesse Ibarra (Patricia). From a very young age, Fred had a protective instinct and knew even as a child that he wanted to be a force of good in the world. He would pretend to investigate for any lost items and playfully arrest family members when he thought necessary. It was only natural that he would become a Police Officer. Fred attended school and catechism in Lodi. He graduated from Tokay High where he played varsity football and soccer. He pursued his interest in criminal justice in high school and volunteered for the Police Cadets. He became a Police Officer at UOP and then continued his career with the Modesto Police Department. He completed his studies at Chapman University with his Masters in 2004. Fred retired as a Master Officer in 2014. He taught Criminal Justice classes at Modesto Junior College and Kaplan College. He also dedicated his service to the WAKE UP Program and the DARE Program and coached PAL football. He received Officer of the Year Award in 2003. Helping the youth was important to him. Fred was shot in the line of duty in 1995 and thankfully recovered. He was that much more valued and loved for his courage and heroism. Fred loved to travel with friends and co-workers- he forged strong bonds with his police family. He was a strong devout Catholic man and a member of the Knights of Colombus at St Joseph’s Church in Modesto. He loved helping out with the fish fry's dinners and fundraisers at the church. Fred loved his nieces and nephews and always asked his siblings - where are your kids- what are they up to. He always supported and attended their school functions and activities. He also took them on adventures like camping trips, the movies and dinner outings, plays and just creating memories. He treated and cared for his nieces and nephews as if they were his own children. Fred was a caring son, a loving brother, a devoted uncle, and a kind friend. He was a protector, an educator, and a cultured historian in his own right. Fred proudly served and protected his community and he did so courageously and selflessly for over 30 years. Fred was also an explorer at heart who cherished traveling out of state and country and learning about the world around him. One of his favorite pastimes included learning about California history. He was fascinated by it, and when given the opportunity, he loved sharing his breadth of knowledge on the subject to an open ear. Although he proudly served his community as a Police Officer, after retiring from the police force, Fred resolved to serve, protect, and lift his community through education. He devoted himself to teaching both college and community classes for several years; he later confided that being an educator was his true calling in life. Fred was a true hero, with God’s grace he persevered through the struggle of his health, losing his father Ramon, mother Socorro, and sister Olivia in the same year and losing his nephew Justin just this year, that he had created a close bond with. Fred was a true role model for those that knew him and a real live super hero to his family, he will be greatly missed. His endearing love for his family, education, and pursuit of good in the world is the legacy that will continue to live in our memories and in our hearts. We all Love you Fred, Rest in Peace and Rise in His Glory.
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Wednesday
23
December

Recitation of the Holy Rosary

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
St. Anne's Catholic Church
215 W. Walnut St.
Lodi, California, United States
Wednesday
23
December

Mass of Christian Burial

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
St. Anne's Catholic Church
215 W. Walnut St.
Lodi, California, United States
Wednesday
23
December

Committal

1:00 pm
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Cherokee Memorial Park
Hwy 99 & Harney Lane
Lodi , California, United States
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