Carmen Rivera, 85, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. She was born on July 10, 1925 in Corpus Christi to Santiago and Apolonia Rivera.

She was a longtime resident of Robstown.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Maria Cabello, Rita Perez and Consuelo Salazar.

She is survived by her daughter, Elida (Victor) Cerda of Corpus Christi; her son, Victor (Rosalinda) Rivera of Corpus Christi; her brothers, Israel Rivera, Mike Rivera, both of Corpus Christi, and Santiago Rivera Jr., of Robstown; her sisters, Rebecca Garcia of Corpus Christi, Henrietta Luna of Oklahoma and Lucia Garcia of Robstown; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Robstown.

Interment followed at St. Anthony's Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.