“Dan” D. Rivera, 78


Del Norte resident Gaspar “Dan” D. Rivera, 78, died August 8, 2020 at his home in Del Norte surrounded by his family and under Hospice care.


Dan was born in Del Norte, Colorado on July 14, 1942, the son of Refugio and Antonia Maria Trujillo Rivera.


Dan served in the United States National Guard for six years. He worked for more than 25 years as a chemical operator for Roche Chemicals in Boulder, Colorado. Dan loved the outdoors and enjoyed the activities of hunting, fishing, camping and four-wheeling. He also loved country western music, movies and reading old western stories and books. Dan was an avid Denver Broncos fan.


He is survived by his wife Sandy Padia of Del Norte; his children Daniella Rivera of Northglenn, CO and Andrea Padia of Anaheim, CA; his brother and sisters Charlie (Elvira) Rivera of Del Norte, CO, Beatrice (Frank) Hudson of Del Norte, CO and Sandy (Anthony) Diaz of Monte Vista; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his parents Refugio and Antonia Maria.


Cremation was chosen and a Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Del Norte. Interment will follow services in the Agua Ramon Cemetery with his parents.


Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online words of comfort, remarks and condolences for Dan’s family, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com

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