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Wanda Rivas

January 12, 1953 — March 5, 2019

Wanda Ann Rivas, 66 gained her heavenly wings at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Mercy Medical Hospital in Durango, Colorado.

Wanda was born January 12, 1953 in Pagosa Springs, Colorado and was a lifelong member of the community. Wanda was a devoted wife and caretaker to her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchild.

Wanda was a mentor of young children and coached youth tee-ball teams and worked as a manager at the Methodist Thrift Store. Her greatest accomplishments were her children and family. She was a strong and fierce woman and fought a courageous battle.

Wanda is survived by her loving husband of 48 years Joseph A. Rivas Sr., Pagosa Springs; son Joseph A. Rivas Jr. (Guadalupe), Pagosa Springs; son Paul R. Rivas, Pagosa Springs; daughter Angelica Y. Mendez (Eduardo), Pagosa Springs as well as her grandchildren Chasstidy Rivas, Diego Rivas, Christopher Rivas, Vanessa Rivas, Gabriel Mendez, Mendy Mendez, Michael Mendez, and a great grandchild Kali Griswold. Wanda is also survived by her mother Ramona Montano, Pagosa Springs; five sisters, Elouise Andrews, Monica Archuleta, Connie Medina (Henry), Vickie Montano, and Peggy Montano all of Pagosa Springs; One brother, Alex Montoya (Debbie) also of Pagosa Springs; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and many more extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father Tony Ochoa.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. A funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, also at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Father Kenny Udumka will officiate and there will be a reception immediately after the service.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

451 Lewis St, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

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