On this day,June 18, 2019 our beloved mom celebrated her 85th birthday surrounded by her family. At 5:24 AM our beloved mother Paula Rivera entered into eternal rest surrounded by her family at her daughters home in McAllen. Paula was born on June 18, 1934 in Weslaco, Texas to Alberto and Rita (De Leon) Rivera. Paula was raised in Donna lived in McAllen for most of her life. Paula loved to dance and sing, she enjoyed arts and crafts and cooking. Paula truly enjoyed life to its fullest. Paula was a mother to six daughters and sister to nine siblings, a grandmother to 22 grandchildren and a great grandmother to 28 great grandchildren. Paula was precede in death by her parents; brothers and sisters- Ambrosio Rivera, Natalia Bueno, Faustina Rivera, Juana Zavala, Anita Aleman.
Left to cherish Paula's memory are her six daughters- Anita Flores, Dora Maria Ramos, Irma Trevino, Olga Garcia Estrada, Celia Flores, Elisa Trevino; Siblings- Margarita Gonzalez, Alberto Rivera, Maria Benavidez, Jose Rivera; 22 Grandchildren and 28 Great Grandchildren.
A gathering of family and friends will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Rivera Funeral Home,1901 Pecan from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with the recital of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 PM
Funeral service will be on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 12 noon at the St Joseph the Worker church in McAllen. Burial will follow to La Piedad Cemetery in McAllen.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rivera Funeral Home in McAllen.