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 Jose Rivas

Jose Rivas

Birth
Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
Death 7 Sep 2014 (aged 72)
Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
Burial Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 138133807 · View Source
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JOSE RIVAS PALMVIEW - On September 7, 2014, Jose Rivas of Palmview, Texas went to be with his Lord. Jose was born April 25, 1942 in Mission, Texas to Dario Rivas and Catalina Blanco. One of eight children, Jose grew up in Rio Grande City where he graduated Rio Grande City High School. Jose served in the Marine Corps as Air Wing Sergeant from 1963 to 1967. Jose was a proud Vietnam Veteran. Upon being honorably discharged, Jose settled in Southern California and married Theresa Vaca, to whom he was married 21 years. Jose graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor in Science and a Major in Industrial Technology-Electronics. He enjoyed a long career with Southern California Edison as a Nuclear Quality Control Engineer. Jose and Theresa had two beautiful daughters, Mary and Ramona. Jose passed away after a long struggle with cancer, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Maria Escamilla; daughter, Mary Flores; daughter, Ramona Rivas-Godines and husband Art; granddaughter, Sadie; grandson, Eric; and granddaughter, Miabella. Jose was preceded in death by his parents, Dario and Catalina and sisters, Rebecca, Elida and Lucila. He is survived by sister, Natalia; brothers, Dario Ruben, Roberto, and multiple nieces and nephews, and their families. Jose's family is grateful to the V.A. Outpatient Clinic in McAllen and Renaissance Hospital in Edinburg. Dr. Satish Desai and Dr. Maribel Barreira were Jose's trusted doctors during his life and illness and his family is forever indebted to them. A memorial service for Jose will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission followed by a reception at Corpus Bail Bonds at 1401 E. Griffin Parkway in Mission, Texas. Flores Funeral Home of Mission was in charge of cremation arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries


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  • Created by: Sue Stevenson
  • Added: 1 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138133807
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jose Rivas (25 Apr 1942–7 Sep 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138133807, citing Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery, Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sue Stevenson (contributor 46791697) .