Manuela Q. Rivera
Manuela Q. Rivera
  • August 11, 1937 - September 30, 2014
  • Taft, Texas

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Manuela Q. Rivera passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. She was 77 years of age. Manuela was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on August 11, 1937, to Ramon and Maria Quilimaco. She grew up in Taft, Texas, and lived there all her life. Manuela was an excellent cook and earned her living as a cook at a Corpus Christi restaurant. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Taft for many years.

Manuel was preceded in death by her son, Alonzo Rivera; daughters, Amelia Fuentes and Angelina Rivera; parents, Ramon and Maria Quilimaco; sister, Rosa Quilimaco; and brother, Augustine Quilimaco.

She will always be loved and remembered by her children: Luis Rivera, Jr., Daniel Rivera and Amalia Cavazos; nineteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; brothers, Jose Quilimaco, Juan Quilimaco and Basilio Rodriguez.

Visitation will be Monday, October 6, 2914, from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Taft. Interment will follow the service at Taft Memorial Park.

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