Estefanita S. Rivas
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Estefanita S. Rivas
Estefanita S. Rivas
Estefanita S. Rivas, 84, a resident of John Paul II Nursing Home, Kenedy, formerly of Runge, died May 7, 2013 in Victoria.

She was born April 19, 1929 in Karnes County to Dolores Soto Sr. and Francisca Guerra Soto. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Runge.

Survivors include her daughter Maria Yolanda Garza of Runge; brothers Dolores (Noemi) Soto Jr. of San Antonio, Librado (Lydia) Soto of Victoria, Edward (Elizabeth) Soto of Karnes City, and Nicolas Soto Sr. of Beeville, Texas; grandchildren Donna Caballero and Jerry Garza; 4 great grandchildren and numerous other nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband Pedro Solis Jr.; second husband Guadalupe Rivas; infant daughter Rosita Solis; brothers Trino Soto Sr., and Felix Soto; nephew Nicolas Soto Jr.; and son-in-law Gilbert Garza.

Visitation began at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 9 at Rhodes Chapel in Runge.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at 2 p.m., Friday, May 10 at St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Interment followed in the Runge Latin Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Anthony Adrian Martinez, Austin Caballero, Dylan Garza, Oscar Caballero, Jerry Garza, and Lee Roy Mesa. Honorary pallbearers were Jaelyn Garza and Alicia Martinez. Funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home.

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