Marsha Diane River

8/27/1950 - 5/26/24

Marsha Diane River, 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, May 26, 2024 at her home. She was a 29-year resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former resident of Gillette; Lander, Wyoming and Pittsburg, Kansas. Mrs. Rivera died following a lengthy illness.

She was born August 27, 1950 in Dallas, Texas; the daughter of Donald Franklin Waddle and Billie Louise Adams.

Marsha attended schools in Pittsburg, Kansas.

She married the love of her life Mauriel Rivera April 6, 1998 in Elko, Nevada.

Mrs. Rivera loved spending time with her family; fishing; camping and gambling.

Survivors include her husband Mauriel Rivera of Rock Springs, Wyoming; two sons, Steve Ball of Salt Lake City, Utah; Murrell Rivera of Gentry, Arkansas; three daughters, Jaimie West of Edgewood, Washington; Jean King of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Crystal Rivera of Bentonville, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Ryan Ball; Megan West; Colby West; Mataya Brown; Parker Rivera; Priscilla Rivera; two great-grandchildren, Skylur Casanova; Jaxon Hallows; two nieces, Stephanie Boyd; Cindy N. Juguna; one nephew, Jason Meckem.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Donna Meckem; Sherry Mapes and one granddaughter, Megan Ball.

Cremation will take place; a Celebration of Life will be conducted at a later date.

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