Jose “Sabu” Rivas

October 16, 2010 • Obituaries


A rosary will be recited for Jose “Sabu” Rivas, aka BooBoo, 25, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at St. John’s Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m., Monday, October 18, 2010, at St. John’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Juan Antonio Gutierrez officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, from 1 to 5 p.m. Jose passed away in Lubbock, Texas, Oct. 10, 2010.

Jose was born in Roswell, Feb. 24, 1985, to Jose Luis and Janie Rivas. He loved roofing and building, mud bogging, racing and driving fast. He always listened to his music turned up as loud as it would go. His heart was very big, always helping whomever he could. If you needed an ear, he was always there to listen. He was very energetic and loved to joke and make you laugh. He will be missed very [auth] much by those he leaves behind. “BooBoo, you will always be loved and in our hearts!”

Love, your family. BooBoo is survived by his parents, Jose Luis and Janie Rivas; two sisters, Veronica Lerma, and her husband, Edward, and Obdulia Rivas; two brothers, Luis Rivas and Diego Rivas; his maternal grandmother, Maria Gamez; his paternal grandmother, Alicia Rivas; a nephew, Edward Lerma Jr.; two nieces, Oksana and Emily Lerma; five uncles, Antonio Rivas, Ismael Rivas, and his wife, Lupe, Miguel Rivas, and his wife, Angelica, Joe Gamez and Lupe Gamez; seven aunts, Obdulia Gonzales, and her husband, Moximino, Sylvia Estupinon, and her husband, Antonio, Victoria Lambardo, and her husband, Jesus, Elizabeth Duran, and her husband, Raul, Norma Villegas, and her husband, Juan, Dora Compean, and Yolanda Villa, and her husband, Javier; his Niño and Niña, Jesus and Emma Herrera; several cousins, Martin Gamez, Nacho Gamez, Jessica Gamez, Roseann Gamez, Lisa Gamez, Mary Jane Martinez, Adam Gamez, Raul “Quitos” Duran, Monica Compean, Daniel Compean, Anthony “Cheeto” Gonzales, Ashley Gonzales, Frankie Jr., Renee, Ashley, Christian Duran, Carlos Duran, Victor Rivas, Tony Rivas, Miliano, Arailee and Nacho Rivas; his many friends, Albert Rodriguez, Mona, Rachel, Mary and Bay, Aaron Sarellano, Pete Sarellano, Billy Ray Castillo, Eddie Ray, Keith, Jamie Herrera, Abran and several others. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Victor Rivas. Pallbearers will be Luis Rivas, Edward Lerma, Martin Gamez, Nacho Gamez, Albert Rodriguez, Juan Herrera, Frankie Jr., and Aaron Sarellano.

Honorary pallbearers will be Diego, Edward Lerma Jr., Adam Gamez, Raul Duran Jr., Daniel Compean and Pete Sarellano.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at Services are under the direction of Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

To Those I Love And Those Who Love Me While I am gone release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears. Be happy that we had so many beautiful years. I gave to you my love.

You can only guess How much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown. But now it’s time I traveled on alone. To grieve for me a while if grieve you must. Then let your grief be comforted by trust, It’s only a while that we must part, To bless the memories within your heart. I won’t be far away, for life goes on, So if you need me, call and I will come, Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near.

And if you listen with your heart, You’ll hear all my love around you soft and clear, And then when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and say … “Welcome Home”

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