Catalina Rivera was born on March 22, 1927, to Guadalupe and Maria (Gonzales) Rodriguez in Fierro. She married Ruben Rivera on Aug. 30, 1947, in Fierro.
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The couple lived in Alamogordo for many years where Catalina was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Heart Conception Catholic Church. In 2012, they moved to Lubbock and she went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Soledad Candelaria, two brothers Moises Rodriguez and Jesus Rodriguez and a great-great-grandchild Neveah Pacheco.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Ruben; two daughters Rosalinda Rodriguez and husband, Mario, of Lubbock, Texas; and Olivia Pacheco and husband, Johnny, of Las Cruces; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Following cremation, Catalina will be taken back to Fierro for burial and a mass will be scheduled at a later date.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Aug. 7 to Sept. 6, 2013