McCune Garden Chapel Funeral Home
212 Main Street
Rivas Pages (100+)
See More >
See More >
Jan. 10, 1930 - Dec. 8, 2012
Jeannette Frances Rivas, 82, passed away Dec. 8, in Vacaville, of natural causes. Jeannette was born Jan. 10, 1930 in Augusta, Kansas.
Jeannette Frances Kuhns grew up in Pennsylvania, before trekking across the country to the California coast, where she eventually met her devoted husband. She was a loving wife and mother, a caring grandmother and great-grandmother, a cherished sister, and a worthy friend to all who were blessed to make her acquaintance. She was a talented musician who treasured playing the piano and singing hymns with her family. She had a special bond with nature and a passion for the California wilderness, from the beaches of Santa Barbara to the mountains of Upper Ojai. She possessed a unique wisdom that was immortalized through the stories that she shared. She was a kind soul who loved Father God, and will be missed dearly by her loved ones. Her body may be out of grasp, but her spirit isn't far.
Preceded in death by her parents, Clinton and Frances Kuhns, and granddaughter, Emily.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Joe Rivas; daughters and sons-in-law, Joanna Frank, Janine and Tom Hatton, Jerilynn and Rick Harris; sons and daughters-in-law, John Rivas, Joe and Rita Rivas and Jim Rivas; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean Faught and Roger Maine and Janice and Dick Wells; 14 grandchildren, Rhiannon, Deirdre, Clinton, Johnny, Emily, Taleena, Joe P., Jenna, Jacob, Melissa, Ashley, Mariah, Cole, Savannah; 15 great grandchildren, Tyler, Danielle, Emily, Brielle, Aiden, Jarett, Anthony, Nathan, Seth, Autumn, Elias, Jadah, Elise, Christen, and Maxwell.
Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville. Graveside service and burial will be held Friday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m., at Sacramento Valley Cemetery, 5810 Midway Rd., Dixon, with Pastor Su Schlagel officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to the direction and care of McCune Garden Chapel, Vacaville.
Published in The Reporter on Dec. 12, 2012
Share a message, photo, or video below
"You will always be remembered. I miss your beautiful face and..."
- Janine Hatton
"Although I never sign this when your lost loved one, I would..."
- Jackie Reed
"Mom. Its been one year since you have left this earth.Today..."
- Jerilynn Harris
"The three "Js", Jean, Jeannette, and Janice were inseparable..."
- Jean Faught
"We are blessed to know such a loving, caring and beautiful..."
Add a memory or condolence to the guest book
Please add or record a video for the family of
Add a video
Jeannette Frances Rivas Photo
Momma and little Jerilynn
all of us kids and most all the family with Dad and Mom
Send Funeral Flowers
View Funeral Home Details
Donate to Charity
How To Submit An Obituary
Sympathy and Condolence Advice
Grief Support Groups
Myths About Grief
Back to today's Obituaries
© Copyright 1999-2015
All Rights Reserved
Questions? Contact us
Search obituaries nationwide