David Michael Rivas(1956 - 2014)

David Michael Rivas, 57, left this life on Friday, March 28, 2014.

David was born July 25, 1956 in Tulsa, Okla. to Jesus and Lois Rivas.

David joined the Army and proudly served as an infantryman in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1978.

He loved working as an auto body man at his father's shop. He liked fishing and watching football.

David was preceded in death by his father, Jesus Rivas and grandparents, Cresencio and Elisa Arevalos.

He is survived by his daughter, Audrey Rivas; sons, Christopher "Magic" Rivas, Ricky, and David M. Rivas and wife, Justina and grandsons, Emilio and Marcus Rivas. David is also survived by mother, Lois; brothers, Mark, Steven and sisters, Lisa, Cynthia and their families.

A viewing was held at Rivera Family Funeral Home, 305 Calle Salazar, Española Monday. Rosary and mass were held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe at 131 Cathedral Place Burial followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Funeral Home

Rivera Family Funeral Home & Crematory
305 Calle Salazar Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-2288
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Apr. 9, 2014