Santos and Jennie Rivera

SANTOS FRANCO RIVERA Feb. 16, 1933 - August 21, 2018 JENNIE MACIAS RIVERA May 24, 1934 - Sept. 21, 2018 Santos Rivera was born and raised in Riverside, CA; Jennie Macias was born and raised in Banning, CA. They came together at an evening dance as young adults, and became inseparable, marrying within a year or so. Newly married, Santos and Jennie lived in Riverside, and started their family of 6 children; stepson David, Delia, Cindy, Bonnie, Tonia, and Don. Two of their daughters, Bonnie and Tonia, preceded them in death and these daughters' children were happily raised by their loving grandparents. Santos and Jennie were blessed with 14 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Santos and Jennie loved to travel, camp, and spend time with their friends and family. Their home was a center of celebrations, holidays and performances by their grandchildren. In their younger years, they hosted friends; dancing and laughing into the wee hours, Santos proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean conflict, and retired from a long term employment with the Riverside School District. He loved music and his family. He was an avid outdoorsman, whose passions included hunting, fishing and Budweiser. Jennie worked as a supervisor in retail at Harris' and Broadway for 25 years, but was most proud of her community service. She worked at the YWCA and the Casa Blanca Home of Neighborly Service. She knew that building a better community is better for everyone, and served on Casa Blanca Action Group, Project Action Community, Casa Blanca Youth Advisory Board, Neighborly Advisory Group, Advisory Committee for Inter-Police Community Relations, and the Brown-Baggers. Jennie was an avid gardener, reader and traveler. Her most recent trips to Hawaii and Puerto Rico were dreams come true. Santos' parents were Ignacio and Adelida Rivera; his many brothers and sisters: Irma, Lucy, Eleanor, Chavo, Maggie, Tony, Junie, and their spouses. Jennie Macias Rivera's parents were Jesus and Dolores Macias; her many brothers and sisters: Lulo, Mickie, Nacho, Henry, Ruben, Lupe, Joe, Jessie, Sandy, Jimmy, Dolores, Linda, Michael, Richard, Sylvia, and their spouses. Services will be on Friday, September 28, 2018: Visitation from 9am-10am at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, Riverside, CA, 951-688-1221; Funeral Mass from 11am-12pm at St. Anthony's Church, Riverside, CA followed by Graveside Service from 12:30pm-1:00pm at Olivewood Memorial Park, Riverside, CA. Reception to follow.


  • Visitation Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Reception Friday, September 28, 2018

Santos and Jennie Rivera

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Ken Fortier

October 3, 2018

I was saddened to learn of Jennie and Santos deaths. During my time as the Chief at the Riverside Police Department 1993-1997, both were kind and helpful to me. I know they will be greatly missed.

Debbie McMurray

September 27, 2018

Delia and family my heart aches for a pain so great as to lose a love one but to lose two. The love your parents had for each other could not keep them apart even in death. They would be so proud of the way their family came together in their time of need
That you handle their care with dignity and love. Uncle Santos and Aunt Jenny were loving and caring people who will surely be missed love and prayers to the family.

Your cousin Debbie McMurray

Cynthia Duran

September 26, 2018

Santos was 1 of "the great hunters"! Jenny was a great fighter! She fought for the people's rights. She was well-known in the community and newspapers. She had even made "history" In the 70s and college students at UCR have studied her, in her efforts to help the people. She has won awards for her undeniable courage to help others.