Olivia C. Rich was born June 3, 1940 in Bisbee, Arizona to Conrad L. Chavez Sr. and Elodia (Rodriquez) Chavez. She passed away March 1, 2013.
She lived in San Manuel for over 35 years where she worked and retired from Magma (BHP) Copper Co. after a 22 year career. Olivia was one of the first females to work in production at Magma, starting as a laborer and working her way up to become an electrician before she retired. She was a long time member of the IBEW and was a safety manager representative.
Olivia was a beloved mother, nana, sister, tia and friend who dedicated her life to her family, raising her four children and helping others.
Preceded in death by her mother and father and her sister Delia, she is survived by her life partner, Scotty Barraza; brother, Conrad Chavez; sister, Isabel Starks; daughters, Linda (Mary Keefe) Polanco and Lori Martinez; sons, Tommy (Suzy) Rich and Brandon (Carrie) Rich; grandchildren, Kori Leinenbach, Logan Rich, Quench Smith, Sazsche Smith, Kylan Martinez, Brandon Rich, Brooklynn Rich and Kiley Keefe; and great-grandchild, Luna Alvarez.
Memorial services will be held at St. Bartholomew Parish (609 Park Place, San Manuel, Az) on Monday, March 18, at 10 a.m. Funeral services will be held at Holy Hope Cemetery (3555 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85705) on Monday, March 18, at 3:30 p.m.