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Rivera Family Funeral Home in Santa Fe


Tim Rivera - Owner & Funeral Director

Tim attended San Francisco State University, the University of New Mexico and graduated from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. He was past Chairman of the Board of Thanatopractice and has served on numerous nonprofit boards.


Raymond Lucero - Location Manager & Funeral Specialist

Raymond is a native from Pecos, New Mexico. He takes tremendous pride in providing exceptional service to Northern New Mexico families. Raymond has been in the funeral industry for many years and is proud to be a part of Santa Fe's only Locally Family Owned Funeral Home.


Bob Clifford - Funeral Director / Director of Community Outreach

Bob was raised in Idaho and Western Montana, receiving his funeral service education in the Pacific Northwest. He has enjoyed a 44 year career in funeral service; coming to Santa Fe in the late 1980's. Bob enjoys caring for New Mexico families during a time of difficult loss. He is twice past President of the Santa Fe Kiwanis Club.


Paul Vigil - Funeral Specialist

Paul is a native New Mexican who was born and raised in Santa Fe. . Paul is known for his compassionate service to the community. He is a dedicated professional who values honesty and sincerity.


George Mares - Superintendent of Cemetery Grounds

George was born and raised in Santa Fe NM and graduated from Santa Fe High School. He is credited with the beautification of Santa Fe Memorial Gardens.


Jose 'Jody' Ortiz - Pre-Planning Consultant & Service Attendant

Jody was born and raised in Glorieta. He retired from NMDOT in 2011. He loves riding his Harley and has been a proud member of the Rivera Family Funeral Home since 2012.


Al Vincent Romero - Funeral Specialist

Vince was born in Santa Fe and raised in Espanola. He had been a proud member of Rivera Family Funeral Home since 2012. Al Vincent takes pride in providing families with dignified care.


Tiffany Cross - Funeral Service Intern / Administrative Assistant

Tiffany is from Syracuse, New York. She graduated from the State Univeristy of New York at Canton with a degree in Mortuary Science. She moved to Santa Fe in 2009. She looks forward to persuing a Career and utilizing her skills to serve families in Santa Fe.


Sandra Huerta- Front Office Manager

I'm fairly new here from Racine, Wisconsin, moved here almost a year ago. I love shoes, purses, watches, and anything hot pink with glitter, I have 3 kids and a grand baby boy and I love to make puzzles on my spare time.

Rivera Family Funeral Home in Taos


Doreen Martinez - Manager and Funeral Specialist

A lifetime resident of Taos, she graduated from Taos High School. She has worked for the Rivera family for many years and considers them family.


Sandy Martinez - Office Manager

Sandy is a lifetime of Taos and has provided telephone answering services to the funeral home for thirty years.

Rivera Family Funeral Home in Espanola


Jim Martinez - F.S.I. Manager

Native New Mexican that started working in funeral service in the 10th grade. A graduate of the College of Santa Fe, BA, San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, AA and New Mexico Military Academy Commissioned 2LT retired rank of Major. Jim worked as a Senior Vice-President in Wealth Management for a large bank in California and returned back to New Mexico and is now leading and managing our Espanola location.


Gabriel Ortiz - Crematory Operations & Funeral Assistant

Raised in Santa Fe, Gabriel now enjoys his life in the Espanola Valley.


Jerome Valdez - Groundskeeper

Born in Santa Fe and currently residing in Espanola with his wife, Kristie and son Malachi. Jerome has been associated with our Espanola location since 2011 and is working toward obtaining his internship.


Mary Helen Perea - Funeral Pre-Planning Consultant & Service Intern

Mary Helen Perea is a resident of Tesuque and has been assisting New Mexico families with advance funeral planning. As a licensed consultant her program eases undue financial and emotional concerns often associated with funeral arrangements.


Roberto Mondragon - Radio Obituaries & Service Attendant

Roberto was the Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico and also served as a state representative in The New Mexico State Legislature. Mr. Mondragon delivers the morning obituary announcements on Espanola's KDCE AM950 at 8:00 a.m., and Santa Fe's KSWV AM 810 at 9:25 a.m.