Angela G. Rios, 88, entered into rest on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at her home in Safford surrounded by her family. Angela was born October 2, 1929 in Solomon, Arizona to Guadalupe Gonzalez and Rosa Rivera Gonzalez. She was one of eight children.
In Solomon, Arizona, Angela married her husband, Andrew A. Rios. They had 11 children; Christine Rios, Mary Ellen Zepeda (John), Andrew Rios Jr., Isabel Dominguez, Virginia George (Grover), Faustino Rios (Mellissa), Louisa Cabrera, Reymunda Campos (Romulo), David Rios, and Angela Cuevas (Shane).
Angela was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a grandmother to 26 grandchildren, a great-grandmother to 47 grandchildren, with one on the way, and a great-great grandmother to 10 grandchildren, with two on the way.
Angela enjoyed sewing, dancing, and being a mother and grandmother. Memories she held close to her heart were her children’s weddings and the birth of her grandchildren.
Angela is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew A. Rios, her parents, Guadalupe Gonzalez and Rosa Rivera, and her son Louie Rios.
Angela is survived by Christine Rios, Mary Ellen Zepeda (John), Andrew Rios Jr., Isabel Dominguez, Virginia George (Grover), Faustino Rios (Mellissa), Louisa Cabrera, Reymunda Campos (Romulo), David Rios, and Angela Cuevas (Shane); her siblings, Lina Ruiz, Cookie Granados, Barbara Delgado, Ray Gonzalez, Conrad Gonzalez, Lico Gonzalez, Felix Gonzalez, and Joe Gonzalez, 26 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
Viewing will be on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. with the Rosary at 10:00 a.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, with Father Robert Rodriguez as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Safford Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.