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Raymond Rivera

Raymond Rivera

1924 - 2012

Published July 3, 2012 @ 9:18 p.m.

Raymond Martinez Rivera 88 of Post, died Monday, July 2, 2012 in Lubbock.  Rosary will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church with Santiago Gonzalez, officiating.  Mass of the Resurrection will be 3:00 pm Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Hugh Thekkel officiating.  Burial will follow at the Terrace Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the personal care of Dee and Janet Justice, Justice-Mason Funeral Home.

Raymond was born February 29, 1924 at Hamiln, Texas and came to Garza County with his family and settled in the Canyon Valley area.  He married Juanita Cisneros December 20, 1947 in Lubbock and she preceded him in death September 13, 2006. Raymond farmed for Avery Moore at Justiceburg until his retirement at which time they moved into Post.  He worked for the City of Post for several years.  He was a life long Catholic and a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church.  He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Joe Rivera and Susano Rivera and one sister: Jesusa Robinson.

He is survived by: two sons: Tommy Rivera and Fernando Rivera, both of Post.  Seven daughters: Gloria Leyva and her husband Carlos of Ft. Stockton, Connie Ramos and her husband Lupe of Rowlett, Hope Salas and her husband Joe of Levelland, Flora Lopez and her husband Mario of Abernathy, Linda Rivera of Post and Sister Alicia Rivera of Orange, California and Julie Gonzalez and her husband Tommy of Post.  One brother: Salvador Rivera of Lubbock and a sister: Frances Flores of Slaton.  20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be: Sandra Rivera, Javier Leyva, Raymond Garza, Marcos Lopez, Juan Ramos, Timothy Gonzalez, Gabriel Leyva, Edward Ramos, Miguel Lopez, Steven Polanco, Peter Ibarra and Zachary Leyva.

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