|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1959|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 2011|
Arizona Silver Belt, Globe, AZ
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Augie Rivera, age 51, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, with his loving family by his side. He was born Nov. 14, 1959, in Superior, Ariz., one of eight children born to Conie and Rachel Rivera.
Augie was a member of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. He worked as an underground miner at Magma Copper, worked construction at Page Dam, and he worked at numerous ranches throughout Arizona. He was one of the last cowpunchers from the old school tradition and was a true cowboy. He was a bull rider, loved team roping and loved going to the mountains and gathering cattle. His last job was working as a cowboy at R-2 Ranch, where he was the backbone of the everyday work.
Augie had unconditional love for everyone he knew, and he will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
Augie Rivera leaves behind in loving memory his children, Regina A. (Jake) Wagner of Globe, Ariz., Augie Rivera, Jr. of Globe, Ariz., Gilbert Rivera of Globe, Ariz. and Avrileen Rivera of Claypool, Ariz.; father, Conie Rivera of Wheatfields, Ariz.; siblings, Ruben (Angelina) Rivera of Wheatfields, Ariz., Olga (Joe) Gilmore of Globe, Ariz., Dorine (Doug) Henry of Apache Junction, Ariz., Yvonne Rivera of Peoria, Ariz.; Dolly Rivera of Gilbert, Ariz., Gilbert Rivera of Globe, Ariz., and Bebe (Liz) Rivera of Globe, Ariz.; and grandchildren, Jacob Wagner, Garrett Wagner and Savahanna Garcia.
Augie is also survived by his dog, Bandit, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Augie was preceded in death by his mother, Rachel Rivera, on Oct. 19, 2004.
Visitation will be Friday, July 8, 2011, at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 844 W Sullivan St., in Miami, Ariz.
Rosary will begin on Friday, July 8, 2011, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
Mass will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
Funeral arrangements for Augie Rivera were entrusted to Miles Funeral Services Miami.
Rachel Rivera (1934 - 2004)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: His ashes were spread at the family's ranch.
Created by: Sharla
Record added: Jul 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72923600
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