Elaine Rivers, 82, peacefully passed away on September 10, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Elaine was born on December 5, 1935 in Arkansas City, Kansas to Lawrence and Ruth Abernathy. In her early childhood, she moved with her family to Clovis, New Mexico, where she resided most of her life. She married her childhood sweetheart, Stirman Rivers. Together, they brought three children into this world.
Elaine worked as a LPN. She took great pride in serving her patients and her community during her nursing career. Elaine enjoyed several hobbies including fishing, cooking, crossword puzzles, and coin collecting. She loved taking care of her family. Elaine was always up for playing games. She enjoyed cards, board games, and video games.
Elaine is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one sister. Elaine is survived by her children: Barry (Charisse) Rivers of Irving, Texas, Guy (Melissa) Rivers of Roswell, New Mexico, and daughter Sherri McCarty (Chris) of Clovis, New Mexico. Elaine has eleven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren as well as other extended family.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to Compassus for their kind hospice services at the end of her life.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018, 2:00 pm. at Steed Todd Funeral Home Chapel, 800 E Manana Blvd, Clovis, NM 88101.
Prayers for Peace and Comfort for you during this time for you and your family my sweet friend Sherri.
Dironda WalleyClovis, NM
My love and prayers to you and your family. I am so very sorry to hear about Elaine.
Katy EastClovis, NM
We love you Coach and Mrs. Coach, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kelly, Amber, and Tyler Crow
Amber CrowHobbs, NM
Praying for the family.
jerry and charlotte wilburnhereford, TX
Our love and prayers are with you and all of your family and friends.
Harriet and Matthew McDanielClovis, NM