Olga Rivera Gilmore, 65, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 at her residence in Globe, Az. Olga was born in Superior, Az. to Rachel and Condido Rivera. She spent part of her childhood there before relocating with her family to Miami, Az., where she attended school until obtaining her GED.
Olga began work at the Gila General Hospital as a nurse’s aide, and it was during her years there that she met her life partner Joseph Edward Gilmore III, also known as Joe Gilmore. They married on July 28, 1977, and soon after Olga left the hospital to begin her family. Together Joe and Olga had three children by the names of Jaclyn Gilmore, Joseph Edward Gilmore IV or “JJ,” and Audra Gilmore.
Olga went back to work at Sprouse Reitz until the closing of the store and ventured on to Planned Parenthood to continue her career as a nurse’s aide until her retirement in 1996, around the time her first two grandchildren were born. After retiring Olga spent all her time caring for her family and friends. She had a heart unlike others; she was generous, giving and welcomed all with open arms. She took many under her wing, and left the majority feeling safe, loved and full. Her spirit, however, was fiery and fierce. Olga was a fighter, and she put up a good fight during her lifetime.
Olga Rivera Gilmore is predeceased by her parents Rachel and Condido Rivera, her mother-in-law Patsy Gilmore, her father-in-law Edward Gilmore, her brothers Augie Rivera and Gilbert Rivera, and her son Joseph Edward “JJ” Gilmore IV.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years Joe Gilmore; her daughters Jaclyn Gilmore and Audra Gilmore; her nine grandchildren Ashley Madrid, Arianne Madrid, Isaiah Gilmore, Adin Gilmore, Brynan Gilmore, Elijah Fryer, Isreal Fryer, Joseph Edward Gilmore V and Blake Gilmore; four great-grandchildren; her brothers Ruben and wife Angelina Rivera, and Bebe and wife Liz Rivera; her sisters Dorine Rivera, Dolly Rivera and Yvonne Rivera; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe.