Eva Rivera, 76 passed away peacefully with her family by her side on June 1, 2017. She was born on August 9, 1940 in Hubbard to Candelario Esparza and Guadalupe Esparza. Her hobbies included going to church, listening to gospel music, garage sales, arts and crafts , plants and flowers, great at decorating her home, sitting on her porch talking and bird watching. She enjoyed drives out in the country, enjoyed grilling outside, tres leches cake and red lobster. She loved the beauty and power of the ocean, loved her family dearly including her two pets Preito and Peaches, but her love and passion was her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
She is preceded in death by her mother Guadalupe Esparza and father Candelario Esparza, son Jose Armando Cortez Jr., her brothers: Dorotheo Esparza, Elias Esparza, Paul Esparza, her sister: Domitila Esparza.
Survivors include her children, Eva Cortez, Rudy Cortez and wife Maria, Ernest Cortez and wife Michelle, Jose Rivera, Bobby Rivera, and Virginia Rivera and husband Rylan, grandchildren Richard Cortez and wife Mayra Lopez, Tina Cortez, Marislla Carrarrza, Sonia Faulkner and husband Josh, LaRina Cortez, Jewell Cortez, Priscella Gonzalez, Selina Cardoza, Agustin Cardoza, Vanessa Cardoza, Ernest Cortez Jr and wife Vanessa, Michael Cortez and wife Alix, and Krystal Cortez, family members Aurora Caleron, Hope Esparza, Isa Esparza, Robert Rivera and her best friend Ann Pattison, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00PM on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Holdenville. Bro. Steve McMahan will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Rudy Cortez, Ernest Cortez, Jose Rivera, Bobby Rivera. Honorary bearers will be Richard Cortez, Agustin Cardoza, Ernest Cortez Jr. and Michael Cortez. Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville, Oklahoma. Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.