Consolacion Almazan Rivera
September 12, 1933 – March 31, 2021
Consolacion (Connie) Almazan Rivera, age 87, passed away peacefully in Seattle on the evening of March 31st, 2021 with her husband and daughter praying with her.
Connie was as vibrant as the flowers she grew. She brought joy, light, and energy into every room she entered. Throughout her life she enjoyed celebrating her faith, cooking for her family, and singing and dancing at a moment's notice. Connie was born in the town of Capisayan in the Cagayan Valley of the Philippines on September 12, 1933. She moved to Manila as a young adult to work as a seamstress and attend school for Education at Far Eastern University to become a high school teacher. On a blind date, Connie met the love of her life- Leonardo (Leo). On their second date, Leo and Connie went to a town fiesta in Santa Ana where they first kissed on top of the Ferris wheel. After 2 years of courtship, they married on February 10th, 1960 in Manila. They soon welcomed their son, Emmanuel. Emmanuel was followed by Carolyn.
In 1967, Connie moved to Seattle, Washington with her family. Connie and Leo welcomed two more children: Harry and Leo Jr. Connie worked hard to provide a good life for her children. She was the epitome of a hard-working immigrant mother. During her lunch breaks, she would come back home to bathe her young children. She worked several jobs over her lifetime and eventually retired in 1999.
Connie was a devoted grandmother. Showering her 3 grandchildren with love and affection, Connie's grandchildren wanted for nothing. They have many special memories of road trips with Grandma, eating her delicious Filipino dishes (especially her adobo kangkong), and shopping all day.
Connie was a devout Seventh-Day Adventist. She would host praise and worship every evening with her family at home. Connie loved serving as a greeter at church and welcoming people. Her faith made her fearless, especially when she began dialysis.
In her later years, Connie loved to drive around Lake Washington. She would spend much of her time surrounded by loved ones and worshipping God.
Always fashionable and always singing, Connie's presence here on Earth will be deeply missed. It is a small comfort knowing that she is no longer suffering and in the comforting arms of our Lord.
Connie is survived by her husband, Leonardo Rivera; children: Emmanuel (Bernadette) Rivera, Carolyn (Russell) Baumann, Harry (Jennifer) Rivera, and Leonardo (Cana) Rivera Jr.; grandchildren: Noelle Rivera, Noah Rivera, and Nolan Rivera; and siblings: Felicidad Almazan Santos, Natividad Almazan dela Cruz, and Esther Almazan Natividad, as well as many nieces and nephews.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Consolacion Almazan Rivera
April 6, 2021
Our deepest sympathy for your loss dear Uncle Nards and cousins.
The sweet smile and gentle loving voice shall be deeply 🤗 missed.
Rest for now my ever dearest Auntie Mar 💝😘 . Thank you for taking care of our dear parents Inang Esther and Tatang Lino on their first stay at the USA.. (i know its not our belief ) but tell my Tatang ilove and miss him so much..
I love you aunt... See you in the resurrection morning..
April 5, 2021
When I came to the US, Auntie Mar said she was very happy to have the first immediate member of her family, It was winter so my plane could not land at SeaTac airport so instead it landed at the Boeing facility, It was snowing when Auntie Mar and Uncle Narding picked me up. I stayed with them and spent Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year until I moved to Hawaii for my first US job. Auntie was the matriarch of the family sharing a happy life with Uncle Narding, Noel, Carol, Harry and Bong. I am forever grateful to the Rivera clan for giving me the opportunity to experience their blissful life in Seattle. God Bless!
Sharon dela Cruz Apuhin
April 4, 2021
Saw Lola Maring many, many years back when my grandma Felipa was still alive. She visited Angeles City when I was like 6 or 7 years old & a family reunion in Manila when I already have 2 kids. Her smile & sweet voice still linger in my mind. May she rest in peace now that pain & illness is gone. Till we meet again Lola Mar..you will be missed...we love you.
April 4, 2021
Jesus said: "I am the Resurrection and the Life. Anybody that believes in Me shall live, even though they die."
My dear Auntie Mar, may you have a happy peacefull life with the Lord. I miss your presence but you will be in my heart forever.
April 3, 2021
I don't want to say goodbye I rather say till we meet again. You will be remembered with your sweet smile, jolly personality, generous, frank yet caring. Auntie take with you our love. ♥
We're going to miss you a lot.
Uncle and our dear cousins Noel, Carol, Harry and Bong we are one in your grief.
With all our love: Ray, Jane, Janika (JC & Lucas), Justinne
luzviminda almazan dela cruz
April 3, 2021
i will never forget you dearest aunt.. you are like a mom to me.. i love you and i'll cherish the bonding we had during your stay here in the philippines and to my 2016 last visit. you are a great aunt! your smile means a lot to me. a smart and loving aunty i have. goodbye my aunt. till we meet again when Jesus comes!