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Maria Rivera

Maria Luisa Rivera

Saturday, March 28th, 1936 - Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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Maria Luisa Rubio Rivera of East Wenatchee passed away on September 30, 2020. She was born on March 28th, 1936 in Raymondville, Texas to parents Juventino Rubio and Guadalupe Reyes. She was the eldest of 10 Kids and attended school up until the 4th grade to help her father work on the farm keeping records for him as well as cook and care for her younger siblings.

She met Inocente Rivera and married him in Edcouch Texas on August 19, 1956. From there they migrated from city to city working picking cotton, apples, cherries and other fruits. They traveled from Florida all the way to Texas until they settled in the 1970s in Washington State and started working for Lamb Weston.

Maria told stories about her younger years interpreting for her mom and dad who only spoke Spanish. This gave her experience to continue to interpret for her friends as an adult. When she was 55 years old, she obtained her General Education Diploma and became at state certified interpreter. Maria continued to do this work and enjoyed meeting people as she loved to socialize with others up until the pandemic in March of 2020.

Maria is survived by her children: Mary Balderas, Roy Rivera, Javier Rivera, Juan Rivera, Alberto Rivera, Rosalinda Rivera, Melissa Rivera, Lalo Rivera and Alma Rivera who all reside in Washington State. She has 22 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
Her surviving siblings are: Tere Montoya, Luz Esquivel, Jose Rubio, Juventino Rubio and Gisela Silva.

She is proceeded in death by her husband Inocente Rivera and her son Inocente Ramiro Rivera.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 8 @ 11 am.
Because of COVID-19, we are restricted to having 30 attend the funeral and burial and as you know, the immediate family has over that amount alone. You are allowed to see the burial outside of the cemetery and streaming will be provided at https://www.facebook.com/Scharbachs-Columbia-Funeral-Chapel.

Please leave a memory for the family or sign their online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com.
Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, Quincy, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Mass of the Christian Burial

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Pius X Catholic Church
    Address
    805 Central Ave. North
    QUINCY, WA 98848
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Because of COVID-19, we are restricted to having 30 attend the funeral and burial and as you know, the immediate family has over that amount alone. You are allowed to see the burial outside of the cemetery and streaming will be provided at https://www.facebook.com/Scharbachs-Columbia-Funeral-Chapel.
  • Interment

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 |
    When
    Thursday, October 8th, 2020
    Location
    Quincy Valley Cemetery
    Address
    625 F Street SW
    QUINCY, WA 98848
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Because of COVID-19, we are restricted to having 30 attend the funeral and burial and as you know, the immediate family has over that amount alone. You are allowed to see the burial outside of the cemetery and streaming will be provided at https://www.facebook.com/Scharbachs-Columbia-Funeral-Chapel.

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Kasey

Posted at 03:47pm
Such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed seeing her while she was interpreting at Confluence Health. Condolences to her family.
LH

Liz Hemberry

Posted at 06:32pm
I remember your mom well from working at DSHS. Loved working with her. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Liz Hemberry
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Jim Manly

Posted at 12:33am
Maria Rivera although I didn't know you, I have known your children though out your years in Quincy. You did a super job in
raising your children, as many of them are good friends of mine. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Jim Manly
CO

Cathy O’Keefe-Alvarez

Posted at 11:46pm
My condolences to all the family🙏 I have known Mama Maria for over 30 years. One thing I love so much about her is that when you saw her she was always so happy and just a joy to be around. She taught me how to speak Spanish and she had such great stories. Alma and I are friends and I would always want to go to her house for dinner because Maria made the best flour tortillas and her beans were so delicious. When I walked through the front door she and INO (Her husband) would say sit down sit down. INO would tell Maria go get her some coffee and a tortilla with beans. Man I miss being a kid. She was very well liked with such a kind and gentle voice. She prayed for everyone. RIP Donÿa Maria love you. Till we meet again.
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Donna Titleman

Posted at 09:28pm
I have find memories of working with Maria at DSHS and I send my thoughts and condolences to all of you, especially my former coworkers and colleagues.
Donna Titleman
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