Dora Rivera dies Oct. 19 in Monahans

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MARFA - Dora Nunez Rivera, 85 of Marfa, died Oct. 19, 2013, at Monahans Managed Care Center. Mass was Oct. 22 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa. Burial services followed at La Merced Cemetery. Deacon Paul Lister officiated. Alpine Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Sep. 19, 1928, to Jesus F. Nunez and Maria L. Nunez in Ruidosa. After completing her schooling at Ruidosa , she continued her education in Marfa, graduating at Marfa High School. She met Alcario Rivera, and they were married, living first in Valentiine for several years before moving to Marfa where they resided for the rest of their lives. She is survived by two sons, Arcadio and wife Berlinda Rivera of Monahans, Michael, Gina and Blue Rivera of Marfa; a daughter, JoAnn and husband Tiburcio Garcia of Alpine, a daughter-in-law, Lupita Rivera of Marfa, four grandchildren; Rocky Rivera and wife Liz of Allen, Ricky Rivera of Allen, Pedro-Alcario Garcia of Lubbock, Jessica Garcia of Houston, great grandchildren, Sophia and Eva Englade of Allen; two brothers, Lee and wife Roberta Nunez of El Paso and Regino Nunez of Marfa. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesus F. and Maria L. Nunez, husband Alcario B. Rivera, son Orlando Rivera, three brothers, Leo Nunez, Robert J. Nunez and Ismael Nunez. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Orlando Rivera Memorial Scholarship Fund at Marfa National Bank, P.O. Box S, Marfa, Texas 79843
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