Martha “Ann” Martinez Rivers was born October 3, 1945 to the late, Andrew “Charlie” and Marguerite Martinez. In 1963 she married the love of her life, George Frederick “Freddie” Rivers. Together, in 1972, they established a building supply business, Rivers Builders Supply, that remains a part of the Zwolle Township landscape today.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Euell Martinez and her sister, Gladys Holland.
To cherish her memories, Ann leaves behind her husband of 56 years, Freddie Rivers. Ann and Freddie shared four children, Jeff Rivers (son) and Jody Winkler; Ron Rivers (son); Melinda (daughter) and Tim Malmay; Shannon Rivers (daughter) and Tracy Elliot. In addition, Ann leaves behind Kyle (grandson) and Valerie Martinez; Kent (grandson) and April Martinez; Kendl (granddaughter) and Aaron Anderson; Kade (grandson) and Ashley Martinez; Trystan (grandson) and Vikki Ezernack; Trayce Ezernack (grandson); Gage Malmay (grandson); Chanse Malmay (grandson) and Madelyn. Also sharing her memory are Petyon Meshell (great grandson); Keegan Lopez (great grandson) Annabelle Procell (great granddaughter); Thomas Martinez (great grandson); Bennett Martinez (great grandson); Paul Francis Martinez (great grandson); John Frederick Martinez (great grandson). Keeping her memory are Charlene Leone (sister); Maurice Martinez (brother) and close friend of twenty-three years, Mrs. Doris Wyatt.
There will be a private graveside service for the family at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with Father Joseph Ampatt officiating.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Kyle Martinez, Kent Martinez, Kade Martinez, Trystan Ezernack, Trayce Ezernack and Gage Malmay.
Honorary Pallbearers: Kendl Martinez Anderson and Chanse Malmay.