A Mass of Christian Burial for longtime Holly resident, Irene Rivas-Henry will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday November 22, 2017 at the St. Francis of Rome Catholic Church in Holly with Reverend Mariusz Wirkowski as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery in Granada.
A rosary for Irene will be held at 9:30 AM on Wednesday also at the Catholic Church in Holly.
Visitation for Irene will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday November 21, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel in Lamar.
Irene was born on April 25, 1928 in Ninnenkah, Oklahoma to Sam Rivas and Josephine Romo-Rivas and departed this life on Sunday November 19, 2017 at her home in Holly at the age of 89.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband – Jesse Henry; and by her brothers – Frank Rivas; Jay Rivas; Tony Rivas; Victor Rivas; and Jimmy Rivas.
Irene is survived by six children – Richard (Evelyn) Henry of Yuma, CO; Isabell (Robert) Meier of Yuma; Ellen (Miguel) Barbosa; Jesse Henry; Teresa Gingles all of Holly; and Nick Henry of Grand Prairie, TX; by seventeen grandchildren; thirty-nine great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and by one brother Robert Rivas of Greeley as well as numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the St. Jude foundation or to the Lamar Area Hospice either directly or through the funeral home office.