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Hilario G. Rivera Obituary
MARFA Hilario G. Rivera, age 90, entered the Heavenly gates on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at his home in Marfa. He was born in Shafter, Texas on November 3, 1920 to the late Natividad and Senaida (Guerrero) Rivera. He served in the US Army Air Force during World War II, honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He worked at the Big Bend Feed Store and at Colomo Grocery. He was a Catholic and served as a communion minister for over 20 years. He also assisted in setting up for services and keeping the grounds.

Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife: Eloisa Rivera of Marfa; three sons: Eddie Rivera of Kermit, Larry Rivera of Marfa and Joe Rivera and wife Eleanore of Kermit; three daughters: Inez Chavez of Monahans and Julie Balderrama and husband Raul and Delia Pando and husband Alfredo, all of Kermit; three brothers: Fred Rivera of Odessa, Robert Rivera of Austin and Armando Rivera of El Paso; twenty-two grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Hilario is reunited in Heaven with one son: Patricio Rivera; a brother: Ernesto Rivera and two sisters: Catalina Magallanez and Enriqueta Alvarez.

Rosary will be said 10 a.m. Thursday, October 20, 2011, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa. Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m., officiated by Father Rolando Fonceca. Interment with military honors will be at Merced Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa and condolences to the family may be sent online at acreswestfuneral.com.
Published in Odessa American on Oct. 19, 2011
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