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Rick Rivera

February 3, 1957 — December 10, 2014

Rosary services for Mr. Rick “Reeves” Rivera, 57, will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Santa Rosa. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 16, at 10:00 AM also from St. Rose Church with Father Sotero A. Sena officiating. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Patrick Martinez, Dennis Gallegos, J.R. Urban, Eddie Moon, Miguel Trujillo, Vidal Trujillo, David Rivera, Lawrence Barreras, Sonny Chavez, Mario Chavez, members of the Santa Rosa Volunteer Fire Department and all his remaining friends. Ricky passed away peacefully on December 10, 2014 at the Guadalupe County Hospital in Santa Rosa following an illness. He was born on February 3, 1957 in Fort Sumner, NM. He is the son of Bernardo and Rose (Sanchez) Rivera. He was reared and attended schools in Santa Rosa where he graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 1975. Rick worked for many years with several construction companies in Santa Rosa. He was a member of the Santa Rosa Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and anything to do with the outdoors. He also enjoyed playing softball, being around his friends and loved being around his grandchildren. Rick had the most welcoming heart for everyone he met. Rick also volunteered as one of the “Chain Gang” members for the Santa Rosa Mighty Lions for over 20 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Gloria Chavez and his brother in law Martin Trujillo. Survivors include his Fiancée Tammy Gonzales of Santa Rosa, his children, Brock Rivera and wife Michelle of Rio Rancho, Bruce Rivera and wife Mary of Scottsdale, AZ, Sharla Trujillo and husband Mario of Santa Rosa, J.R. Urban and wife Noel also of Santa Rosa, his grandchildren, Breanna, Josh, Aislyn, Mario Jr., Isaiah L. Mikayla, Haeleigh, Skylar, Tristin, Isaiah R., Jason and Jalyn. Also surviving are his sisters and brother, Rita Trujillo of Roswell, Angie Rivera of Albuquerque, Dolores Rivera of Wyoming, Bernardo Rivera and wife Raelene of North Dakota, Danny Duran and wife Mary Lou of Albuquerque, the mother of his children Jackie Via, along with numerous nieces and nephews who were like his children and numerous relatives and friends. All services have been entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa. To place an online condolence please visit our website at www.chavezfunreralhome.com
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