Ignacio "Nacho" Rivera

July 31, 1923January 20, 2013
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Ignacio “Nacho” Rivera, 89, of Johnstown, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his home. Nacho was born on July 31, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois to Juan and Martina (Perez) Rivera.

On November 22, 1941, Nacho married Maria “Kika” Nevel in San Ignacio, Chihuahua, Mexico. They lived in Mexico until they moved to Texas. In 1955, Nacho moved his family to Colorado, settling in Johnstown. He worked for several farms in the Johnstown area. After he stopped farming, he worked for Great Western Sugar Factory for seven years, then for Johnstown Feed and Seed for ten years.

Nacho was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnstown for many years.

He was a very hard worker all of his life. Above everything was his love of his family. He was a very generous man and was ready to help those in need.

Nacho is survived by his wife, Maria “Kika” Rivera of Johnstown; six daughters, Lupe Lozano (Manuel) of Johnstown, Soki Vasquez (Ernesto) of Commerce City, Gloria Cantu (Frank) of Johnstown, Olivia Bais (Robert) of San Antonio, Texas, Irma Crespin of Johnstown and Sally Grado (Eligio) of Milliken; four sons, Jesse Rivera (Cecilia) and Tony Rivera (Eramida) all of Johnstown, John Rivera (Yolanda) of El Paso, Texas and Adam Rivera of Johnstown; a daughter-in-law, Mercy Rivera of Johnstown; a sister, Dora Ortegon of El Paso; 35 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Leo Rivera; a grandson, Chito Rivera; a son-in-law, Samuel Crespin; a sister, Theresa Holguin and a brother, Luis Rivera.

Visitation 3 – 6 p.m., Wednesday, January 23 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 23 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m., Thursday, January 24, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment Johnstown Cemetery.

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  • Recitation of the Rosary Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ignacio "Nacho" Rivera

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January 31, 2014

hi dad, I couldn't come back and write during the holidays i just couldn't handle it dad, on the 20th I just wanted to forget you were gone. Dad how i miss you how stupid i was not to have gone sooner to see you. But dad today i come asking you to watch over Michael's baby Max. Dad ya esta contigo dad, con usted, leopo,chito , y grandma. Estamos todos dad muy muy triste este mes. Dad Robert is sick but i cant get him to go to doctor. es muy cabesudo dad. okay dad depues le hablo estoy trabajando. lo quiero muncho muncho dad


October 15, 2013

Hi dad I miss you so much how do I go on I don't know. Mom sometimes don't even know its me dad. Dad I am in Mo this week.. I just won 100$ dad. I know you would say que bueno Mija Sigue y gane mas . Dad Roberto esta malo dad pero no quiere ir al doctor. I get tired dad of telling him to go, I get so mad wanted to live so much you did everything the dr said and yet you left us. I guess he will have to learn the hard way. Good night dad luv you and miss you

olivia bais

September 20, 2013

hi dad
its been 8 months dad, i miss you so much. i wish you were still here. i cant accept the fact your gone dad. no puedo dno puedo dad. i talked to Irma today dad she was so sad and we cried together. Dad i see your pictures or video of you every day. I mom to order your headstone. I want it with an Angel so it can watch over you and leo dad. Ya me voy a dormir dad. lo quiero y le hecho menis dad

olivia b

September 15, 2013

hi dad, mom fue to El Paso this weekend. Se murio las esposa de mi tio Raul dad. Con tanta agua mom se tuvo que venir patras. Dad it rained alot, So much destruction dad. Dad i miss you so much le hecho tanto menos tanta tristesa que nomas qiero llorara y llorar. Dad i call mom y en veses no sabe ni quien soy. Voy ir a verla encuanto pueda dad.

August 1, 2013

happy birthday dad, I sang the mananitas to you, I miss you so much dad. Jesse had a party for you, he made hot dogs for the family I wish I could have been there. Pero vivo mu lejos dad. Mom is going to see Johnny this weekend dad. Johnny is going to feel the way I did when mom came by herself, so so sad dad. Good night dad your were part of my light and now it has dimmed.

July 21, 2013

Hi dad it's been 6 months since you left. I am so so sorry I was not there with you till the end. I will regret it for the rest of my life. Dad I miss you so much. I want to ask mom for you every time I call home. I imagine your voice in the back ground. Dad I work long hours just to not think of you,Leo,chito,and gramma all gone. Our family's starting to shrink dad. Mom is okay dad but she still forgets a lot. Dad I love and miss you

June 20, 2013

hi dad, its been a long 6 months since you left us. I still want to ask mom for you when I call daily. I woke up so depressed this morning. Its been so hard for me no one knows just how much. I imagine your still at home sick I just don't see you. I come back to earth real quick when I call home. Dad I had a meeting today, it was good and helped me keep busy a couple of weeks. I better go dad la reinita wants to go swimming. love you

June 17, 2013

Hi dad
happy fathers day, I wasn't ready to do this yesterday, I went to work today and as usual very busy. Mom said she was going by to visit you wish o could go but dad yo voy whe I go back home. miss you

April 27, 2013

Hi dad thins is the 3rd time I try to enter so hopefully it's right now. Dad It's been 3 months since you left us. I miss you so much. I see the last video Gloria took every day. Dad I was in Vegas But i didnt wiin anythingn. My friend dad won $9000.00 what luck huh dad. Dad mom was here but not for Easter. I was very sad when mom walked in alone without you. Soki is bringing her back this summer. Okay dad I'll talk to you later.

February 23, 2013

Dad its been a month since you left us and not a day goes that I dont think of you and cry. 89 and yet to me so little time. I know you were hurting and yet you fought so hard just to be with us a little longer. I miss you so so much
love you