MISSION – Melida “Meli” Rivera Arriola, 82, passed away on Feb. 19, 2019.
Mrs. Arriola was born on Feb. 26, 1936 in Valadeces, Mexico to Daniel and Carmen Rivera. She married Juan Blas Arriola on Nov. 9, 1958. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mission.
Survivors include her children, Maggie Mustard of McAllen, Sandra Vecchio of Mission, Cynthia Garza of Granjeno, May Arriola of Mission, John Arriola of McAllen and Arlene Blas of California; and sisters and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
A funeral mass was held on Feb. 26 at St. Paul’s. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.