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Rosaura (Rosie) Rivas

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Rosaura Rivas (Rosie), beloved wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 11, 2014. Rosie was born in Durango, Mexico to David Meraz Veloz and Concepcion Delgado Meraz. After the death of her father, her family moved to Texas. She attended Midland schools and Childers Cosmetology College. Rosie married Julian David Rivas (J.D.) of Midland, Texas in December of 1960. Together they raised three children in Midland and enjoyed 54 years of marriage. In 1963, she opened two beauty salons, Modern Miss, later re-named New Image Beauty Salon, and Silver Shears Beauty Salon. She worked for 50 years as a hair dresser where she met many wonderful friends. Rosie is survived by her husband, Julian David Rivas (J.D.); daughter, Lety Pina (husband Eddie) from San Antonio, Texas; son, David Rivas (wife Susan) from Midland, Texas; son, Donny Rivas from Midland, Texas; seven grandchildren, Marcus Pina and Andrew Pina from San Antonio, Texas; Trey Rivas, Lauren Rivas, and Lane Rivas from Midland, Texas; Jordan Rivas and Reagan Rivas from Midland, Texas; four sisters, Beatriz Carrasco from Irving, Texas, Sylvia Sanchez from Midland, Texas, Oralia (Lala) Hernandez from Midland, Texas, Norma de Luna from Midland, Texas; one brother, Cruz Montanez, Jr. from Denver, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; step-father Cruz Montanez, Sr.; and a niece Carmen Urias. Rosie loved the Lord, her family, and her church family. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. Known only as "Mimi," she was a great "Mimi," always ready to spoil, help and take care of them. Rosie loved to travel and go on vacation with them as well. Mimi loved to cook carnitas and fideos for her family and grandchildren. In addition, she had many sweet friends and enjoyed the friendships over the years at "Gigi's" and "Mimi's" house. On February 3, 1969, Rosie accepted the Lord Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She became an active member of Kelview Heights Baptist Church. She volunteered to work in the nursery taking care of infants in the late 1960's. Then, together with her husband J.D., Rosie taught Sunday school to first and second grade children for many years. She loved to go to summer camps as a sponsor and ski trips to Colorado with church groups. She used to say, "Those were the good old days of my life." She loved and appreciated her home church family, her Harvest Sunday school class, and the staff including Pastors Jeff Franklin, Jerry Berry, and Frank Johnson. The family would like to acknowledge the care given by Midland Memorial Hospital doctors, nurses, and staff. A Wake service will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. with a visitation to follow from 7:30 p.m. -9:00 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Kelview Heights Baptist Church at 402 W. Scharbauer Drive with Pastor Jeff Franklin officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, 4616 N. Big Spring St. Pallbearers are Scott Kenney, Jim Dillow, Cruz Montanez, Mark Jones, David Wassenberg, Charlie Adams, Paul Fino, Jerry Dunn. Honorary Pallbearers are Marcus Pina, Trey Rivas, Lauren Rivas, Jordan Rivas, Andrew Pina, Lane Rivas, Reagan Rivas, Karissa Montanez, and Robyn Montanez. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Special Olympics, Chapter 20, Delegation: Four Stars. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.
Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on June 13, 2014
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