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Linda M. Martinez Rivera

December 24, 1963 January 23, 2020
Linda M.  Martinez Rivera
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Obituary for Linda M. Martinez Rivera

Linda Martinez Rivera, 56, passed away at home on Thursday, January 23, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grand Island, NE with The Reverend Martin Egging and The Reverend James Golka concelebrating. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Island, NE. Burial will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Island.

Linda was born on December 24, 1963, in Grand Island to Manuel and Della (Ramirez) Martinez. She graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 1982. After earning her degree, she proudly held positions at Grand Island Family Practice and Grand Island Orthopedics. She was one of the original team members at the Grand Island Surgery Center and became the business office manager, where she spent many years with a staff who became family.

Linda and the love of her life, Mario Rivera married in August 1988 in Grand Island. The two of them spent the last 37 years together, enjoying time with their families and friends. They loved to travel, enjoyed a variety of music, and most of all, the moments they had with their children and grandson.

In August 2018, Linda was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma stage IV brain tumor. She valiantly fought for 17 months. On January 23rd, grace and love won, not cancer.

She is survived by her husband, Mario Rivera; daughter, Alisia Rivera of Omaha; son, Michael Rivera (Crystal); and grandson, Ezra Rivera of Grand Island. Other survivors include her mother, Della Martinez; brothers, Rick Martinez, Daniel Martinez; sister, Rita DeLeon; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, Manuel Martinez; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Zenon and Abigail Rivera, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Jennifer Martinez and Stella Rivera.

Memorials are suggested to The Family to be designated at a later date. Online condolences and memorials may be directed to Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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Previous Events





5:00 PM 1/28/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/28/2020 7:00:00 PM
Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel

601 North Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68803

Vigil Rosary beginning at 4:45 PM

Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel
601 North Webb Road Grand Island 68803 NE
United States





10:30 AM 1/29/2020 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1/29/2020 11:30:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

518 W State St.
Grand Island, NE 68803

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
518 W State St. Grand Island 68803 NE
United States

Cemetery Details


Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

3826 W Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803
Grand Island, NE 68803

3826 W Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803 Grand Island 68803 NE
United States

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Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.


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