CASA GRANDE — Isabel Marie Rivas, 81, died on May 11, 2020.
Ms. Rivas was born on June 19, 1938, to Jesus and Carmen Ruiz in Eloy. She was kind, loving and devoted to her family, and the two things most important to her were family and faith. She would go above and beyond for them, especially all her grandchildren. She was a homemaker who treasured and embraced raising four strong boys. She instilled in her sons strong values that have served them well.
She had a vivacious personality and servant's heart that took in anybody who came through her door and always kept everyone well fed. Arizona was her home, and she loved to be near her siblings. Her grandchildren loved her homemade tortillas and tamales, snuggles and arm scratches at nap time. Her sons knew her as a strong, fierce mother.
Survivors include her sons, Manuel Rivas Jr. of Las Vegas, Ruben Rivas of Dalhart, Texas, Jose Rivas of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Johnny Rivas of Tucson; five siblings, Jesus B. Ruiz, Jose B. Ruiz, Ernesto B. Ruiz, Alice B. Quintero and Eleanor R. Vanderslice; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Fernando B., Leon B. and Alfred B. Ruiz.
J. Warren Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.