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Josephine Rivera

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Josephine T. Rivera, 81, of Las Cruces, entered eternal life Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at her home. She was born May 10, 1933, in San Patricio, New Mexico, to Victoriano and Enedina Gutierrez Trujillo. Mrs. Rivera retired from the city of Las Cruces Planning Commission and was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Those left to mourn her passing include her daughter, Victoria Silva of Gila Bend, Arizona; three grandchildren, Celina Gonzalez of Albuquerque, Amor Silva of Houston, Texas, and Joaquin Silva of Las Cruces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorenzo "Larry" Rivera, in 1993.

Recitation of the holy rosary will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1327 N. Miranda, where the Mass of the resurrection will follow immediately thereafter, with the Rev. Ray Flores officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow in Masonic Cemetery, 760 S. Compress, where she will be laid to rest alongside her husband.

Serving as casket bearers will be Isaiah and Shalom Keller, Arturo, Steve and Rebecca Trujillo, Pat Ayala, Mark Worley and Diego Rivera. Honorary bearer will be Sidney Trujillo.

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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on July 31, 2014
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