Helen Gonzalez Rivas

September 13, 1965 - March 20, 2018
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Helen Gonzalez Rivas, age 52 of Irving, Texas passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. She was born in San Antonio, Texas to Robert and Marina Gonzalez. They both preceded her in death along with her sister, Sandra Gonzalez and brother, Robert C. Gonzalez, Jr.. Helen was a devoted wife who loved to take care of and cook for her husband, Transito. They married on December 4, 2004 in Grand Prairie, TX. She always put her family first and would always sit down and listen to you whenever you needed her to. Helen loved her grandkids and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a fan of reality TV and was always ready to go shopping. Her family will dearly miss her. She leaves behind her husband, Transit Mendoza; step-children, Michelle Rivas and husband Jessie Esquivel, Samantha Rivas and Erik Rivas; sister, Emilia Garcia; brothers, Larry Gonzalez, Abel Gonzalez, Julian Gonzalez and Roy Gonzalez; grandchildren, Desiree Rivas, Leandro Esquivel, Nilah Rivas, Sara Rivas, Alicia Hernandez and Daniel Hernandez, Jr.; and numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends from 1:00-8:00 p.m., on Friday, March 23rd at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 24th in the Chism-Smith Funeral Home Chapel.

Service Information

Rosary
Date: March 23, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Visitation
Date: March 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Funeral
Date: March 24, 2018
Time: 10:30 am

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Juan Torres
San Antonio, TX
My deepest condolences to all the family. It seems like it was yesterday we graduated from Edison High School. God bless all the family.
Katrina Barr
Merit, TX
I am so very sorry to hear about your loss.  I only wished I would have known sooner.  I was just make aware this morning.  I was a co-worker and friend of Helen's for a number of years, before her injury to her knee.  She will be missed by many.  Your family are my thoughts and prayers.  RIP Helen
Santa Micciche
Garland, TX
My simplicity to the family, Helen and I worked together at Trinity for years and we became closer since we were both from San Antonio. She loved her husband and her step kids and she adored her grandkids. We missed her when she didn’t return to work after getting hurt. I will miss her dearly. Rest In Peace Helen.
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