BAPCHULE — Patricia Marie "Patsy" Rivers, 78, of Bapchule died peacefully at her home on Oct. 30, 2021.

Ms. Rivers spent many years traveling near and far to spread the word of God through singing and music. She touched many hearts through words of encouragement and comfort as a member of the gospel groups Gospel Road, Pablo Family and Vah-ki Indian Choir. She had a caring heart for anyone in need. Serving others was a joy as she hosted many celebrations in her home throughout the years. Often she could be seen shopping the local Goodwill with her longtime partner or at an outing or event with her friends at the District 5 Elderly Center in Casa Blanca.

She took great honor in raising her children and later her grandchildren in the house of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a warm, kind and compassionate friend to all who knew her. She was known for the songs she sang, prayers she offered and by the love and laughter she shared with family and friends.

She is survived by her partner, Harold Patrick; three sons, Cameron Rivers, Delson Rivers Sr. and Everette Lee Rivers Jr. of Bapchule; two sisters, Elvina Lyons and Berdina Lyons of Bapchule; 25 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four children, Delroy, Theodore, Larson and Sherlyn Rivers; three sisters, Elaine Antone, Consuela Jackson and Jonella Santos; and two brothers, Kisto Lyons and Kirby Santos.

Visitation beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, at the Rivers home, 1209 N. Beaver Road in Bapchule. Burial at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, in Cowboy Cemetery, north of Nelson and Rodeo roads in Bapchule, with Walter Kisemh officiating.

J. Warren Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.


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