Edward Lomas Rivas

Edward Lomas Rivas, January 9, 1928 – September 18, 2012, was born in Bakersfield, to Luis and Antonia Rivas. His childhood was spent in California, and Mexico before proudly serving in the United States Navy, 1946 – 1948, on board the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La (CV-38), where he was a part of the Bikini Island atomic bomb tests. He soon afterwards started his career as an18-wheel truck driver, also attended school to become a diesel mechanic. He then retired in 1995 from Lucky Stores being honored with 30+ years of Safe Driving. His conscientiousness at work was reflected in his CB handle “Steady Eddie”. He was a man of many interests. As an athlete, he was a minor league first baseman; played volleyball and was a devout fan of the Angels and the Lakers. As a musician, he enjoyed his guitarron, guitar and mariachi music. The ocean brought him much pleasure in fishing and enjoying the sunsets. Additionally, he was a professional photographer and famous for his hamburger enchiladas. He loved his family best. He served them enthusiastically by coaching and Boy Scouting. He loved his wife Mitsie, children Ricky, Ken, Eddie (Mary), Donnie (Lisa), Mark (Luanna), Ralph (Debbie), his 12 grandchildren and his 18 great-grandchildren, Eleanor, his brothers, Alex and Tonio, his sister, Dolores, his many nieces and nephews, his cousin Charles and his best friend Tommy. “Big Ed” will be missed. The Memorial will be held at the Anaheim Free Methodist Church in Anaheim October 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm with a reception following.