Carmen A. Rivas

carmen rivas

October 2, 1929 ~ May 20, 2023

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Carmen A. Rivas, 93, peacefully passed away Saturday, May 20, 2023. He was preceded in death of his wife of 65 years, Mary Rivas.
Carmen was born to Lorenzo and Marie Rivas on October 2, 1929, in Pueblo. Central HS Class 1948. Navy USS Moale. Retired Pueblo Depot 1981. Retired Pueblo School District #60 2010 as an educator. Carmen with his wife Mary were the voices and score keepers for Pueblo School District #60 Football (Dutch Clark Stadium) and Baseball (Runyon Field) games for nearly a decade.
Carmen was an avid golfer, active member of Elmwood Golf , PAC, Elks Lodge and the Eagles 145. Coach several men’s softball teams, Walter’s Brewery, High 5, Tasty Freeze. Founder of Pueblo Parks and Recreations Programs men’s and women’s fast pitch & slow pitch softball, men’s, and flag football leagues. Pueblo Greater Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Pueblo Softball Hall of Fame 2011. Runyon Hall of Fame 2017. Member of Runyon Field Board of directors.
Children, Cynthia A. Rivas (Tony) Frakes, Carol M. (Les) Morken, Carmine A. Rivas (Paul) Dalton, Carmen A. Rivas Jr. and Candace A. Rivas (Jason) Reeves; grandchildren, AJ Frakes, Carlie Morken, Madeline (Eric) Perri and Cameron Rivas, Catie, Sophia, Anna Reeves. One Great grandchild, Elena.
Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at Holy Family Parish, 2827 Lakeview Ave. Followed by reception at Giodone’s, 23344 US-50 BUS. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials (In Carmen’s memory) to the Lorenzo and Marie C. Rivas Scholarship, C/O Louise Rivas, 165 G Kingsley Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences,


Memorial Mass: May 25, 2023 10:00 am

Holy Family Church
2827 Lakeview Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81005


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  1. Sending our deepest sympathy to the Rivas family and all who loved Carmen. We were all blessed to have known him. May he rest in peace.

  2. A warm and gracious family. Sorry for your grief and sorrow. Candace and Jason’s family in Sterling is praying for you. We love you. Mom, Ken, Jeff and Traci, and of course Catie, Sophia, and Anna’s cousins——-Grace, Emilia, Ava, and Audrey.

  3. Carmen was well known and loved by so many he came in contact with through his various involvement in Pueblo. Carmen and his wonderful wife Mary were incredible and raised a great family. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal…Love leaves a memory on one can steal”.

  4. My condolences to the entire Rivas family. Your Dad and mom were special people. You are all in my prayers.

  5. CandleImageMr. Rivas, What a wonderful family you raised . You were a bright light to everyone who ever met you. Thank you for bringing my best friend Carmine into our world. For that, I will be forever grateful. I will always remember your smile, your kindness and your generous way you gave of yourself. You were an inspiration to many. I know that you and Mary are together again. Rest in peace. Sending much love to all of the family. Love, Kami

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