|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1946|
|Death: ||Sep. 5, 2008|
Antonita "Tonie" Rivera, age 62, a longtime resident of Las Vegas, N.M. passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at the New Mexico Behavioral Institute (Meadows) in Las Vegas, N.M.
She was born in Rociada, N.M. on June 24, 1946, to Alfonso E. Martinez and Eumelia Rudolph Martinez.
She was united in marriage on July 12, 1975 in Las Vegas, N.M. to the late Antonio Rivera.
She retired from the West Las Vegas Schools where she was employed as a teacher. She was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Northeastern Regional Hospital and also the Ladies Auxiliary at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alfonso E. Martinez and husband, Antonio Rivera.
She is survived by her daughter: Terry Rivera of Las Vegas, N.M.; mother: Eumelia Martinez of Alamogordo, N.M.; sisters: Polly Romero and husband Phillip of Las Vegas, N.M., Frances Alvarado and husband Frank of Denver, Colo., Corrine Garcia and husband Ruben of Rociada, Viola King and husband Roy and Darlene Tidwell and husband Aaron all of Alamogordo, N.M.; nieces and nephews: Diane Moore, Sandra Jackson, April Naranjo, Ernest, Richard and Louie Alvarado, Vera Saunders and Pearl Adalos, Mike, Robert and Ronnie Garcia, Brenda Garcia, Shelly Anderson, Kim Sanchez, Justin Tidwell and Stacy Tidwell; numerous: brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law from the Rivera family, other relatives and many friends.
Rosary devotional services were conducted on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 7 at the Rogers Chapel. The mass of resurrection was celebrated this morning at the Santo Niņo Church in Lower Rociada with Father C. John Brasher as celebrant. Interment followed at the Santo Niņo Cemetery in Lower Rociada, with the following nephews and nieces serving as casket bearers: Michael Garcia, Diane Moore, Shelly Anderson, Taylor Jackson, Justin Tidwell and Brenda Garcia. Serving as honorary bearers were her friends and other relatives.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, N.M., 1-800-479-3511 or 505-425-3511.
Santo Nino Cemetery
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Sep 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29677637