April 7, 1930 ~ November 22, 2019

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

Mary J. Rivas, 89, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Survived by her husband of 65 years, Carmen A. Rivas Sr.; 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 and Cameron Rivas, Catie, Sophia and Anna Reeves. Mary was born to Pilar and Marie (Santos) Perez on April 7, 1930, in Pueblo. She retired from District 60 food service. Mary was an avid golfer and active member of Elmwood Ladies 9 Tee Group League, Pueblo Athletic Club and Eagles 145. Our mom loved to travel and spend every moment she could with her 7 grandchildren. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday and memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday both at Holy Family Parish, 2827 Lakeview Ave. In lieu of flowers and food, please send donations in honor of Mary Rivas to PGA Junior Golf League, Elmwood Golf in care of Randy Bregar, 300 Thatcher, Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com



Rosary: November 26, 2019 6:00 pm

Holy Family Church
2827 Lakeview Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81005


Memorial Mass: November 27, 2019 11:00 am

Holy Family Church
2827 Lakeview Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81005


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  1. Carmen and family, so sorry for your loss. Mary was such a nice person and I always enjoyed visiting with her throughout the years at the bowling alley as well as the golf course. Heaven has received a great lady. Prayers to the entire Rivas family.

  2. CandleImageTo the Rivas Family So sorry for your loss me and my wife Terry adored Mary she was a classy lady who made you smile when she was around we will miss her so very much Rest In Peace Mary God Bless You for being our friend
    Charlie & Terry Montera

  3. Mary was such a warm and loving person. She will be missed greatly in our community. Steve and I would always see Mary and Carmen out to dinner on Saturday nights. They would always make it point to come over and say hello. Both with beautiful smiles on their faces. Our prayers are with your family at this time. God Bless.

  4. Dear Carmen and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Mary was such a sweet and loving person, and it was a joy to have her and your family as our neighbors for so many years. We have many fond memories of her and your family, may God Bless each of you, with love Jan Zinanti and family

  5. There are very few people in this world that leave a lasting imprint on your life. The Rivas family and Miss Mary touched my life- what a life she lived. Thanks again for showing me how to treat people. Love ya all!!!

  6. Our deepest sympathy to the Rivas family. Mary will be deeply missed. She showed endless love for her family and friends. We will be with you in spirit and prayer.

  7. Mary was one of the best people I’ve ever met. I loved Mary no matter how much time elapsed when I ran into her again she was always the same. Sweet, kind and glad to see me. Such a wonderful warm person. I am so sorry for the family. there is Nothing I can say, I understand. Prayers to all of you. Love all of you also

  8. CandleImageI have such fond memories of Auntie Mary. She will be missed but I celebrate the fact that she was family. I’m certain she is with the angels and watching us all from heaven. I love you all, my cousins, and especially my uncle. May you all find comfort in the love of family and friends that surround you through this difficult time and the times ahead.

  9. CandleImageI am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your beautiful family. I work with Carol, and know she loves and cherishes her mom and her family very much. Love never dies.

    With sympathy,

    Karen Peirce

    • CandleImageMy heart breaks fo all of you. Mr Rivas you two set such a good example of what marriage should be. You two always welcomed all of us as kids and adults. I was fortunate to golf with Mary and she was pretty darn good!! My prayers and love to all of you during this difficult time.

  10. Thinking of you Carmine and your family praying for God’s comfort. Just know your family here in Florida are thinging of all of you with so much love for you.

  11. Mary was a very special lady on so many levels. She always had a welcoming smile and a open house. She will be greatly missed. My love, thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the family.

    Sincerest Regards,


  12. Thank You Mrs. Rivas for always welcoming me and my brother Pat into your home after a hard fought game of football between Carmen myself, and my brother. You made the best Mexican food ever. I remember eating 13 tacos one day after we played and you were nothing but smiles the whole time you were making them for us and feeding us. I will never forget you Mrs. Rivas, you will always have a special place in my heart. You were definately like a second mom to me and my brother. I hope to see you in heaven someday. To Mr. Rivas, Carmen, Cindy, Carrol, Candice, and Carmen, my condolences go out to each and everyone of you, even though we all have families of our own now you all still hold a special place in my heart as well. Thank for the times we shared.
    I Love You All,
    Reggie Ballage

  13. Mary was genuine and a kind person. She always seemed so pleasant and greeted you with a smile. Her and Carmen raised great children and our heart and prayers go out to all of Mary’s family. Sincerely, Alice and Orie

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