Evelyn (Belen) Rios, 83, of Madera, CA passed on to her home in heaven on Saturday, January 9th, 2021. Evelyn was born on February 9th, 1937 in Madera, CA to parents Diega and Fred Fernandez. She met the love of her life, Joe V. Rios, while a teenager and they were married in 1952. They remained the loving foundation of their family until Joe’s passing in 2019, after 67 years of marriage. Evelyn devoted her life to her family and was happiest when surrounded by her many grandchildren. Evelyn was a passionate baker and cook, and when she wasn’t filling her home with warmth and kindness, she could be found in her garden, which was her pride and joy.
Evelyn is survived by her five children: Ninfa and her husband Rick Galindo, Rosalinda and her husband Joe Zavala, Debbie and her husband J.R. Ruelaz, Joey Rios Jr., Freddie and his wife Jazmin Rios, her brothers: Gilbert Fernandez, Lawrence Fernandez and Lupe Fernandez, and sisters: Linda Ortega, Esther Brodie, Marjorie Patrick, Helen Montez, Anita Hernandez, and Lisa Fernandez, 16 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren. All of whom will miss her greatly.
A Graveside service will be held Friday, January 22, 2021 at 10:00 am at Calvary Cemetery in Madera, California.
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