Lorena Rivali, age 62 of Salida, passed away on Tuesday February 4, 2020 at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida. She was born on August 7, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA to Frank & Carmen Rivali, Ms. Rivali and her family moved to Raton, NM in 1958. She graduated from Raton High School Class of 1976, Go TigersShe was known as the class clown. She loved being a cook at K-Bob's restaurant in Raton, her day was made and she was thrilled when a customer passing through complimented her on her wonderful cooking skills. She used to say "....Chefs make pretty plates, cooks make good food..." She loved fishing, rock & coin collecting and all sports, no favorite teams, but she knew most teams. She traveled to many States but ultimately always came back to New Mexico & Colorado to be with her friends. She wasalways looking out for others before herself, her heart and giving was huge! Ms. Rivali moved to Colorado in 2010 where unfortunately in 2015 her disability forced retirement from her love of cooking & always helping out others maintenance responsibilities. Lorena is a loving Daughter, Sister & Aunt and Great-Aunt. She is survived by Antoinette, Roberta, Barbara and KellyRivali. She has always been a great friend, volunteer and spur of the moment helper to many wonderful people in her community and will be sorely missed. Five decades of a sharing and generous life she always smiled when greeting you, no matter if you were a stranger or a friend. No Services are planned at this time. On line condolences may be sent to the family at lewisandglenn.com. Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
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