Marcella Ann Rivera

September 30, 1959August 23, 2018
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Marcella Ann Rivera, age 58, of Fresno, California passed away on Thursday August 23, 2018. Marcella was born September 30, 1959 in California.

Marcella is survived by; daughter Christina Rivera; son-in-law Edward Martin; son Antonio Medrano; daughter-in-law Modesta Medrano; daughter Jessica Medrano; daughter Crystal Ambalong; son-in-law Randy Altamirano; and son Diamond Ambalong; brother Rudy Barbo

A celebration of life for Marcella will be held Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 475 North Broadway, Fresno, California 93701.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Rivera family.


  • Christina Rivera, Daughter
  • Edward Martin, Son-in-law
  • Antonio Medrano, Son
  • Modesta Medrano, Daughter-in-law
  • Jessica Medrano, Daughter
  • Crystal Ambalong, Daughter
  • Randy Altamirano, Son-in-law
  • Diamond Ambalong, Son
  • Rudy Barbo, Brother
  • Ms. Rivera also leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren to cherish her memory.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 8, 2018

Marcella Ann Rivera

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Monique Reyna

September 8, 2018

I met marcella when i attended middle school with her kids crystal and diamond who were basically my bestfriends at that time. She was always funny and had a unique relationship with her kids that i admired so much. Thanks for letting me stay all the time at you're place and not making me go home. We will miss you and always remember you. Such a good person she was.

Ernest Hernandez

September 7, 2018

Marcy will always have a special place in my heart as a best friend that I’ve ever had in my life. We had a lot of good times and many memories together, R.I.P.

Gloria Uribe

September 7, 2018

I new marcella when she live in Clovis on woodwerth.she was a funny girl she always came over and talk to me im very sorry for your loss she was a good friend. Prayer going out to your family. Always a friend gloria.

Angela Salmeron

September 5, 2018

I have lots of memories that come to mind, but one of the memories I have is when I was a little girl. My mom (Norma), and Aunt Marcy took my cousins Crystal and Diamond and I to Roeding Park, us kids road our bikes, and roller skates. Aunt Marcy was taking pictures. During that time I remember her always taking pictures. I remember a few occasions she would stop randomly at our house because she was in the neighborhood and I’d be so happy to see her and my cousins. One thing I know is that my Aunt Marcy was a great mother, great Grandma, and great aunt. I always enjoyed running away to Aunt Marcy’s house when I was a teen, she was like another mom to me. I’m going to miss our conversations(telling her “the juice” lol), her funny sense of humor, her beautiful smile and most of all her hugs and kisses. I love you Aunt Marcy thank you for all you have done and making a huge positive impact in my life and giving me memories I will always cherish and remember.

Ara Martin

August 29, 2018

Grandma Lala I thank you for all the love, kisses, laughs, and AMAZING memories you have given me. Especially the last one. One more love, one more last kiss, one more last laugh, and one more last memory. Even though I didn't know it was going to be our final reminiscence Lala I'm satisfied that you passed away knowing you were loved and me knowing you were so proud of me, but we all have the Rivera in us so we'll be just fine well... Not 100% fine because we do have the crazy gene in us also lol thank you for that. I love you so so much grandma and you can NEVER be replaced. Memory time!... December 2014 when I spent my Christmas break and my birthday at your house. Lets just say you were something else! Christmas morning I remember waking up to loud gun shots and of course you walked out in the front and started yelling and complaining, "Really? On Christmas morning are you serious? " then Tia Crystal calling you from inside, "Mom get inside the house!" then you walked your grouchy self back in the house and just hearing all that was the funniest thing ever! Thank you for having me experience your craziness, your funny jokes, your magic purse, and knowing that alcohol and Lala isn't a good combination when play fighting is involved. She won btw. Rip Marcella (Lala) Rivera. My beautiful beautiful Angel <3. Say Hi to Great Grandma for me.
p.s. Your Angelina Jolie dream is still safe with me and YES you told me! haha

modesta gutierrez

August 29, 2018

I wouldve love to share all the memories i have with this beautiful woman but one of my best memories i have with her when we took her to the lake we drank some champaine we had oldies in the back ground playing her grand kids were dancing and tony her son was barbecueing for us and she always had crazy story to tell or how to makes laugh i always enjoy her company this day was special to me because we laugh while the kids were doing crazy dances we joke around and it was just such of relaxing stress free day i laughed like crazy with this woman ,cry with her i had some dip conversations with her never judge me always gave me advise and u always had time for youre kid youre grandkids and friends im really going to miss u god gave me the best mother in law i love u Marcella im really going to miss u so much