Abigail Navarrete Rivera, 85, of Grand Island, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019. She was born on February 1, 1933 in Agua Caliente, Michoacan, Mexico to J. Jesus and Aurora (Ledesma) Navarrete.
She married Zenon Rivera Jr. on February 8, 1951 in Angamacutiro, Michoacan, Mexico. Together they farmed and raised their family in the rural Wood River and Shelton area. She attended Abundant Life Christian Center in Grand Island for many years.
Celebration of Life will be 11:30 AM Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Peace Lutheran Church, 1710 North Road, Grand Island, NE 68803. A private family committal service will be at Shelton Cemetery, Shelton, Nebraska.
Abigail will best be remembered for the love and care she had for her family and those around her. She was a devoted farmwife, affectionate mother, adoring grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, loving sister, aunt and friend. She loved to plant and grow beautiful flowers for all to enjoy. She especially enjoyed cooking for her family. We were blessed with her strength in faith, the grace of her spirit and the beauty of her heart.
Survived by her husband Zenon Jr.; daughter, Rosie Rivera; son’s Joseph, Manuel (Christy), Zenon III (Kathy), Mario (Linda) all of Grand Island, and Edward of Lincoln; sixteen grandchildren; two step grandchildren; thirty-two great grandchildren; and step great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; sister’s, Ofelia Najera, Elisa Navarrete; and brother, Wilfrido Navarrete; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gustavo Navarrete; sister Elitania Martinez; and daughter-in-law Stella Rivera, wife of Joseph.
Memorials to My Bridge Christian Radio or donors choice. Online condolences may be directed towww.livson.com. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
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