Teresa Rios passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loving family to transition into the Lord’s hands on December 16, 2021. She was a resident of Modesto for 70 years. When not caring for her family and working, she enjoyed being in her garden and amidst the wonderful beauty of all the flowers and fruit trees at her home.
She is survived by her loving family: son Jose “Joe” Tovar (Esther); daughters Margarita Tovar Hale (Ronny), Maria Esther Rios Bispo (Stanley) and Teresa Rios Buyuklian; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband Manuel Rios, daughter Maria Ramirez, and son Francisco Tovar.
She was a parishioner at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and a member of Edad de Oro, Sociedad Morelos, Sociedad Guadalupana, and Alianza de Amor.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. with a rosary at 5:00 p.m. at Franklin and Downs Funeral Home, 1050 McHenry Avenue, Modesto. A mass will be held on Friday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 906 J Street, Modesto, with committal at 11:30 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of the Cross of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1320 Maze Boulevard, Modesto, CA 95350-1790.