ANDREA KATHLEEN RIVERA Andrea Kathleen Rivera, age 28 went to be with the Lord Monday, December 17, 2012 in Victorville, CA due to a long battle with brain cancer. She was an inspiration to all that new her. Even when she went to St Judes Research in Memphis, TN she was more concerned about all the sick children than finding a cure for herself. She never lost her faith in God. She was born July 17, 1984 to Alex and Gail Rivera. She lived the last 24 years in the High Desert graduating from Apple Valley High School in 2002. She is survived by her husband Edward Fontano, Mom and Dad Alex and Gail Rivera, sisters and brother-in-laws Alexis and Ian Strautins, Anna and Ausencio Ariza III, nephew Ian Lee Strautins, nieces Andrea Darling Strautins and Arcadia Delia Ariza. Celebration of Andrea's life will be at High Desert Church, Victorville, CA Friday December 21,2012 at 10am followed by final resting at Desert View Memorial Park, Victorville, CA. A special thank you to Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Apple Valley, CA for all arrangements. She will be truly missed.
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Published in the Daily Press on Dec. 20, 2012