Rivera, Beatrice M., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at her home with her family by her side. Age 81 years. Beatrice M. Martinez was born on July 29, 1928 in Saginaw to the late Ausencio and Simona (Cerda) Martinez and.  She married Jose Rivera on July 5, 1949 in Saginaw.  He survives her.  Beatrice was a graduate of St. Joseph High School, a member of St. George Catholic Church.  She enjoyed BINGO, playing cards and going to the casino.  In addition to her husband, Jose, Beatrice is survived by her children, Louis Rivera, Reuben Rivera, Vivian Johnson and Judy Rivera; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Ausencio Martinez; eight sisters, Juanita Guerra, Lina Kilmecki, Petra (Albert) Romo, Alexandra (Darrel) Sthrol, Isabell (Tom) Gibbons, Mary (Benito) Jimenez, Theresa Martinez and Katherine Martinez.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Jose and Steven Rivera and one daughter, Virginia Rivera.  A funeral liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2010 at St. George Catholic Church, 3121 Sheridan Ave.  Rev. Fr. Reginaldo Salcedo will officiate.  Rite of Committal will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Friends may call the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State) on Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at the church.  Beatrice will lie instate at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.  Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.