Ignacio “Nash” Rivera
1919 - 2010
Ignacio “Nash” Rivera, a former, longtime resident of Payson and a weekly visitor to the Beeline Cafe, died Dec. 31, 2010 in Phoenix. He was born April 15, 1919 in Mexico to Jesus Rivera and Herminia Cordova.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Rivera lived in Payson for 20 years and had just moved to the Phoenix area in May due to his age.
He was a weekly visitor to the Beeline Cafe and other local places. The Beeline waitresses would call his family if he did not come in on his normal visit. The bank tellers used to come by and fix things at the house for him.
“He was taken care of so well in Payson; we were able to relax about a man of 91 living alone so far from his family. They were all there for him when his wife passed 14 years ago and he would not give up his independence and move down to Phoenix until his health finally forced him to,” writes his family.
He is survived by his daughter, Patsy Woods; son, Bob Bratton; sister, Nellie Salinas; five grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet, his parents and brothers.
Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5 with services at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 6 at Greenwood Memory Lawn, 719 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix.