July 3, 2022

Anna Marie Rivera


Anna Marie Rivera
Age: 66
Died: Thursday April 7, 2016 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas
Born: June 12, 1949 in Garden City, Kansas
Parents: Dionicio C. & Carmen (Delgado) Jimenez
Marriage to: Miguel Rivera in Garden City Kansas on July 31, 1971

Memberships: St. Mary Catholic Church, KNEA, and Teachers El Zarape Lunch Club 

Anna was lifetime resident of Garden City. She attended St. Mary School and graduated from Garden City High School. She attended St. Mary of the Plains College before graduating from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She had worked towards Masters degree as well. She worked at Buffalo Jones elementary school for over 27 years before finally retiring. Even after retirement she continued to mentor and tutor children. She not only opened their minds she opened up the world. Her devotion to education left an indelible mark on the hundreds of children who were fortunate enough to pass through Anna’s classroom. An avid reader, she would be known to finish a book in one sitting. She loved traveling, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents- Dionicio C. & Carmen (Delgado) Jimenez; sisters-Josephine Jimenez & Connie Diane Jimenez; brother- Frank Jimenez-aunts Kathryn Delgado, Esperanza Drieling & Mary Gullien.

Survivors:  
Children: Martha (Hugo) Gutierrez Farmington, New Mexico
Angelina (James Asebedo) Rivera Garden City, Kansas
Dionicio Miguel (Nicole) Rivera Garden City, Kan
Grandchildren: Adriano
Damion
Sandino
Nyalena
Heaven
Louis
Kathryn
Reyes
Hugo Jr.
Alyssa
Brother: Paul Jimenez Wichita, Kansas

Vigil: 7:00 PM Sunday April 10, 2016
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM Monday April 11, 2016 
Place: St Mary Catholic Church
Celebrant: Father Charles Seiwert
Burial: Valley View Cemetery Kansas
Memorials: Anna M Rivera Memorial Fund
Calling Hours 12:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday April 9, 2016 &
12:00 -5:00 pm Sunday April 10, 2016
at Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N 7th Street, Garden City, KS

Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com