Donna - Donna - Margarita "Mage" Rivas, born on July 2, 1937 in Mexico to Erineo and Amada Gonzalez, passed away on Saturday, January 07, 2017 at her residence in Donna. "Mage" as she was affectionately known, was a lifelong resident of Donna. She is preceded in death by her parents; and children: Pascual "Pas" Rivas, Juan (Charlie) Rivas; granddaughter, Jilliah Marie Rivas and great grandson, Blake Edward Thompson. She is survived by her caring and devoted husband of 64 years, Juan R. Rivas; children: Antonio "Tony" Rivas (Gloria), Elvira Munoz (Ruben), Ester Montemayor (Alfonso), and Elisa Mora (Rene). She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Visitation will take place on Monday, January 9, 2017 between the hours of 1:00pm and 9:00pm with a 7:00pm rosary at Vaughan Funeral Home in Donna. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:00pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Donna. Interment will follow at Val Verde Memorial Gardens in Donna. We were blessed by the Lord for giving us our beloved wife, mom, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. A special thanks to Mage's granddaughter, Jennifer Thompson for her outstanding care. "How lucky we are to have had someone that makes saying goodbye so hard." Funeral Services are under the care of Vaughan Funeral Home in Donna.
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