Maria Elena Rivera

Maria Elena Rivera, age 56, passed away on August 8, 2021 at her home in Las Vegas, NV after a short battle with cancer. She also had other health conditions, but that didn’t put her down. She always had the strong-willed to live.

Maria was born in El Salvador on November 12, 1964 and moved to Los Angeles, CA at age 15. She worked hard to provide for her children. She always gave to others without expecting anything in return. She had a contagious laugh and a smile that light up the room. She loved to dance and cook; everyone loved her cooking.

Maria is survived by her children: Elena and husband Greg Villalovos, Rodolfo and wife Karen Rangel, Eduardo and wife Julie Rangel, and Roxana Rangel. Grandchildren: Nadya, Alyna and Lydia Villalovos; Jacob, Julien and Landon Rangel; and Alessandra Rangel.

Survived by sisters: Brenda and Daisy. Brothers: Medardo, Jerry and Daniel. Also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She is preceded in death by her mother and step dad: Felicita and Samuel Salvatierra, and Grandma: Maria Antonia Guardado.


Mom, you will never be forgotten.

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